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    looks great, what kind of wood are the floorboards?

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    These ones I think are mai daeng (we have a mixture of mai daeng and mai pradoo). They're homegrown, 25 or 30 years old.

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    Roof is up, these are some ceiling rafters. We have a double-row because the space in-between is going to be the ventilation gap running around the top of all 4 walls. It will have mosquito netting fitted somehow...haven't worked that out yet.

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    The beams that will support the floor upstairs. Apparently there are some screws involved in securing them, as well as the nails I see in the photo. I can't guarantee that but partner assures me it is so.



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    The roof frame is at least capable of holding our midget builder...

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    And the morning view is pretty cool
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    My Xmas present - it's finally starting to look like a house

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    nice pics i will follow the tread as new pics come

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    Just found out they only working with 2 staff at the moment after the boss and the 2IC had a fight and the boss walked off the job with most of the staff. We like the underling better anyway but it's hard to get anything done with so few people.

    The house is not huge - 9m x 6m (2m of which is balcony) but we hope to do a lot of living underneath which will be tiled with terracotta. No bathroom or kitchen plans yet...

    A lot of the shape/style of our build was influenced by this inside-view of a house in Chiang Mai at this link Tii Baan
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    good luck
    and if you can keep close to budget excellent

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    It's looking very nice indeed.

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    Nice, cannot wait to look more.

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    It's looking great, all our wooden beams are nailed and bolted together too. I think it keeps the structure more secure with the movement of the wood.

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    Feb 2010 progress report


    Things have been a bit slow on the building front. The shortage of available workers in the village is pretty obvious, there simply isn't anyone around to hire, we have resorted to trucking in workers from the next major town, which unfortunately means costs are up.

    The floor is down - this is old wood from father-in-law's house (we laid the new stuff in his place). All sanded and pieced together it looks nice. Not sure about the builder's woolly hat, it's HOT at 11am in the morning out there!

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    All the spacers are on the roof and here they are measuring up for the final details. I'm assured our final ones won't be these colours, this is just their life-size template.
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    This is what it looks like this month. Slowly but surely...

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    Looking good. It's going to be a nice home when you finish it.

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    I like it. I wish I could convince my better half to build wood.

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    Cool, I have been following some of these builds on here, as it will come my turn in the future.

    Anyway as I posted on one of the other threads I like these traditional style houses made of wood. They say Teak is good but not the best to build, I did read somewhere that there are a couple of other woods that are better than teak, but I must say I failed to ear mark the site

    WIll have to search again!

    Anyway will watch this build with great interest, as it is along the lines that I am planning to go, not sure tuther half will agree.

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    We've just had a few days holiday in Chiang Rai and spent some of it in the second-hand wood yards around the traps. The north has a greater choice of recycled wood & house components, and far better quality than we have found in the dealers around our area of Isaan (east of Nong Khai). THe only downside for us is that it's mostly teak - we're building in mai-daeng and pradoo. Plus I imagine there are issues transporting it from province to province. But if we were to build again and didn't have enough wood of our own I'd look at sourcing recycled stock from the North if at all possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twocam
    Plus I imagine there are issues transporting it from province to province.
    BIG bloody issues, mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
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    Plus I imagine there are issues transporting it from province to province.
    BIG bloody issues, mate.

    So its a late night truck taking back roads, and a wad of money in hand incase of stops!!!

    Just got to be careful not to run into the other trucks doing the same thing.


    Not that, I hasten to add, That I would ever do such a thing at all! nope not me never ever ok?

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    Looking forward to seeing more. Thanks.

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    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by Twocam View Post
    We've just had a few days holiday in Chiang Rai and spent some of it in the second-hand wood yards around the traps. The north has a greater choice of recycled wood & house components, and far better quality than we have found in the dealers around our area of Isaan (east of Nong Khai). THe only downside for us is that it's mostly teak - we're building in mai-daeng and pradoo. Plus I imagine there are issues transporting it from province to province. But if we were to build again and didn't have enough wood of our own I'd look at sourcing recycled stock from the North if at all possible.

    Hi there, new to TD but very interested in this thread. Where are the second hand wood yards in Chiang Rai you visited? Any up near Chiang Saen by any chance?

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    Love this thread. Wanted to know if you could post bigger, higher resolution pictures? This project, with its beautiful wood, cries out for sharp pictures! Thanks.

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