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Old 04-20-2013, 11:39 PM   #136
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Our wedding is set for April 19, 2014. One year left. I dont have any problems financially paying for anything right now, like i said we have about $900 per month left over, i just dont like paying that much to one person, thats all i meant. I wish my car was paid off, too. But i still have 6 years on that note.
You must live in a more expensive area than i do, i dont know anybody around here that pays that much per month. From what ive seen, Piney Woods tx must be one of the cheapest places in the country for real estate. People in places like Maryland and Chicago are paying over 200K for two bedroom condos, and meanwhile in Texas you can get a two story stickbuilt Victorian style home for less than 100K.
200K in Chicago won't buy you much!

For a nice area, try 450ish and way way beyond.

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Old 04-22-2013, 01:20 AM   #137
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exactly my point, man. ok we did a lot of work over the weekend. we finished three cabinets and installed them, put the tank on the toilet, replaced a bit of rotted siding near the front door, secured that loose wall beside the front door, and we hung a few pieces of drywall. pics coming tomorrow!
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:00 AM   #138
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Sorry about the pics, the site is giving me problems uploading. Ill try again during lunch. Anyway, last night we finished the shell of the 12" cabinet and put the drawer glides on the braces. Tonight i will cut a piece for the base of the pullout and attach the glides to it. I also put together the base and floor of the 24" cabinet.
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i went to Lowes last night and while i was there i checked out the in-stock mass produced vanity cabinets. For one the same size as mine, unfinished, would have cost me $150. And that was junk, made of particleboard and plastic corner braces and staples. Mine on the other hand, is made of oak plywood, whitewood pine face frames (the only 1x2's carried in my local stores, for some dumb reason), and oak 2x4's, with a door made of whitewood 1x3's and 1/2" plywood and a drawer front made of a whitewood 1"x4.5". Solid construction, put together with gorilla brand wood glue, and Kreg pocket screws. We have actually accidentally dropped this thing and it didnt faze it. Mine cost $60. What a savings, huh? Better construction, better bracings, better materials, and $90 cheaper? Heck yeah!
Did you follow a plan or drawings to build the vanity? What thickness is the plywood? My wife wants to replace our vanity but doesn't want to fork the money they want for one that isn't particle board.
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I based it loosely off of the sink base plan from ana-white.com, but i had to modify the width and i had to leave the base off, but i think it turned out ok. Its made of 1/2" plywood and the face frame and door border is whitewood pine. The center of the door is made of 1/2" plywood. I would recommend something besides a circular saw for 1/2" plywood, it eats it up on the edges. I paid about $60 for the materials and it took about an hour to build.
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If you have a bigger bathroom, it would be better to make it out of 3/4" plywood, but my bathroom is tiny, so i went with the thinner stuff.
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I have see that one on the Ana White website, I was kind of leaving the vanity up to my wife as I have to tackle the floor but she doesn't seem to happy with the idea of painting our current vanity. Around here a 4x8' sheet of 3/4" birch plywood runs around $50 and goes up from there depending on the wood. But I think about $100 would cover the cost of the materials for the vanity, considering some we around $600-800 it would still be a big savings.
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Thats the reason i decided to build my own cabinets, they were way too expensive in the stores. Here i can get a sheet of 4x8 3/4" plywood for $30, but then again i think just about everything is cheaper here, except plumbing connectors. That still gets pricey. YOu just really have to follow the rule of measure twice, cut once, because when you dont have a plan to follow, its easy to mess up.
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OK i finally got the pics to upload! Sorry about the wait.
I know the fridge and toilet are dirty, like i said, its hard to clean with no running water. Its messy.
The long cabinet beside the fridge is all one unit, i know its not perfect but its pretty good to me, that thing was a royal PITA to build and to carry. The thing weighs about 100lbs or more.
Anyway, more pics coming after the weekend, we have built two more cabinets since these pics were taken, and we begin the third tonight. Enjoy!
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no central air conditioning?
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The side of the door opening shown in the last picture was the one that was loose, and now its solid as any other one. Im happy with it.
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No, no central unit. It was ripped out years ago
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are you going to put one back in? It's very easy to do.
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seriously, Trailer, I've installed about 40-50 trailer home mobile systems in the past 7 months. I can do one by myself including a line set in under 4 hours, ready to turn on. you could probably do it in a day, a very relaxed day at that.

if you have the tools, that is.

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