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    This week should be the last to finish the ceilings, with corners, angles and round columns' finish.

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    First view on arrival :

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    On the ground floor level, the 40 000 litres water tank. It was built with aluminium rounded sheets. Solid and nice. I'm thinking koi carps...

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    From very far, with a zoom, which makes it hazy, like in a dream, a dream coming true...


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    Pighouse

    The new pighouse is now in function. We will try to fill it!





    With a zoom, hazy :


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    that is looking spectacular, Monkey

    and a great situation

    the house, that is, not the piggery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Monkey View Post
    From very far, with a zoom, which makes it hazy, like in a dream, a dream coming true...


    I can see the Nippon influences!

    did you have a good architect?

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    Thank you. I drew the plans, always did for the houses I built. This one is simple, based on nine 4mX4m squares.

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    I know, just joking Monkey!

    referring to Tomesads posts, like #28

    https://teakdoor.com/construction-in-...ts-cost-2.html (Architect's Cost)

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    OK, I smile too! I'm not the only one to be called "arrogant".
    Wasn't it you who did?
    Well, I have a few friends who are architects by formation, very good friends. One of them wrote a book on my constructions 25 years ago. Two of them came to help for a week-end on a straw bale house I was building in Auvergne, they then went on and are still today considered as experts on this particular building technique in North Eastern France.
    I have lots of respect for architects, but not for all! Lots of them just let their underpayed technicians draw their plans for them, and sign them, and charge large fees.
    Somebody who never built before and wants a house adapted to him or her, and not a house to which he or she will have to adapt to, that person should look for an imaginative architect, who will become a friend first, get to understand him or her, then draw plans, discuss and modify them with him or her. This is a path I would recommend.
    But at the same time, being the maverick i've always been, I would say to the independant mind : Think about it, that's the most enjoyable part of the whole process, draw on paper or on computer, build a maquette, go live on the sight while you finish paying the lot, and involve yourself as much as you can in the actual process, the more the better.
    This is a complete therapy, you are building yourself at the same time as you are building your house, this is a projection of your being, one layer more than your clothes.
    Anyway, I enjoyed so much the process for my first house that I could not stop after and I built 8 others, one a year... Even now, I'm still getting excited about this one. My friends think I'm a bit crazy and try to make me say it's my last one, it should... but it's so much fun... After having a baby, this is the most fantastic experience of a life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Monkey
    go live on the sight while you finish paying the lot, and involve yourself as much as you can in the actual process, the more the better.
    agreed; quite often the actual site location, feel and situation (feng shui) are totally forgotten. Just choosing a nice set of plans on-line, or using an architect who is not "simpatico" usually leads to some disappointment

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Monkey
    This is a complete therapy, you are building yourself at the same time as you are building your house, this is a projection of your being, one layer more than your clothes.
    I felt I needed therapy afterwards too! but building a house to your own design and being involved at all stages is great. The final product can be very satisfying, and can be an addiction!
    I have reported your post

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    Stunning. There is only one word to describe your project Old Monkey. I for one have been waiting with baited breath for updates.

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    Here are some finition details added before the long Christmas Break


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    The whole ceiling should be varnished after filling the imperfections with a mixture of white glue and fine sawdust. This will accent the wood grain.

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    Collars ready.

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    The Koi tank, now half full, we fill it up progressively, a few cm per week, not that i'm afraid of its structural strength, but it seems that Thais do not trust concrete! I suppose it has to do with bad experiences with low quality cement. I used the best available, and sufficient steel reinforcement, so I have no worry.

    The hole will be separated from the kitchen by a counter ans a window.

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    I think the pattern from the small length of the wood is making everything looks strange

    why not use longer cut wood ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Monkey
    The whole ceiling should be varnished after filling the imperfections with a mixture of white glue and fine sawdust. This will accent the wood grain.
    oh no, not varnish

    just oil it, or if you really need to seal it chemically, use a matt polyurethane

    TOA do one which has two seperate cans you mix together, gives a good result

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Old Monkey
    The whole ceiling should be varnished after filling the imperfections with a mixture of white glue and fine sawdust. This will accent the wood grain.
    oh no, not varnish

    just oil it, or if you really need to seal it chemically, use a matt polyurethane

    TOA do one which has two seperate cans you mix together, gives a good result
    Doc, is your dislike for varnish a personal preference, or is there a fuctional reason not to use it? I have seen wood varnished that looks very nice.

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    house looking good, block work needs some attention though

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