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  • 36" Corner Build in Minnesota

    Welcome to my project. The plan is to begin this fall to complete the excavation and slab installation before the snow flies. Construction of the oven to occur in the spring and summer of 2021.

    I have been following and reviewing the forum for about a year and look forward to the process.

    Thanks

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    I began planning the project during the fall of '20. My working sketches are included in the album






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    • #3
      I started the work this weekend. I made a full size cardboard template which was a technique I learned in the forum which was quite helpful. With that I was able to block out where the slab need to be place and began excavation. As some of you may be able to relate, the roots from a big elm that used to be in this are was the worst part.







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      • #4
        I had a giant silver maple sitting 10' behind where my oven was built. That was one of the hardest parts of the buils was hacking out all the roots that were in the way. What kind of soil conditions do you have. Looks kind of sandy. That would be a good thing. My new house is all clay that is like concrete. I nearly wrecked a hydraulic auger trying to put in footings for my deck. I hope you don't have that kind of issue. I can't wait to see what you have in mind.

        Randy

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        • #5
          Congratulations on taking the leap into building - I lurked the forum for quite a while before jumping in too! Great people here to help you through so much - ask often and share your journey - as you learn - others after you will benefit as well. I remember hitting roots far down too - spade-stoppers! Keep the dream going - you're going to really enjoy this!
          Barry
          You are welcome to visit my build HERE

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          • #6
            I'll be following your build as I'm planning something very similar. I built the kitchen portion this summer and plan a 36" WFO corner extension next year. So many have gone before us and have shared a wealth of information but each new build seems to bring new thoughts or obstacles of interest.
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