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Got started with my new fish house app. 2 months ago. Here are a few pics of where I am at. Building the house from the inside out because I am waiting on the RV aluminum siding to arrive.

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the studs are 1 inch steel. 2 feet apart. I built the frame myself with a little help from relative that has built a bunch of them. Waiting on th dark green rv siding with a tan stipe. I am going to tyvek the outside 1st

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Where did you get the Studs at? What gauge are they? I found that the big M store has them and you can order pretty much any size and gauge. They definitly are much more money though.

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Studs came from midwest iron in mankato. Not sure what guage but they will never bend crack or rot.

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Did you weld or bolt the studs to the trailer? I am thinking of using metal studs when I do mine.

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Ordered some hole covers and lites from fish house supply and had them on my door step in 2 days. Great service. Been waiting on some siding from a different company for over a month now. May just have to get some from fish house supply as I am growing very impatient

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I'm thinking about building one from the frame up. What did you use for material for the frame? I was thinking 2X3 but not sure what gage.

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Looks good! Definetely Tyvek it and don't go with anything other than Tyvek or one that looks like it (webbed fibers). I was wondering where you ordered the sising from and if you every got it?

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The inside looks beautiful. Knotted pine strips? Nicely done. Keep us posted as progress continues.

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The siding is finally here and I have started to put it on. All the t and g is on and i got the front cabinet and counter top on . Will post the updated pics soon

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Here are some updated pictures. still need to make some cabinet doors, put up trim, carpet etc. I did get to make one trip with the house late season for some perch action on winnie.

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where did you order your aluminum siding from and BTW it looks great

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where did you order your aluminum siding from and BTW it looks great

There's a place not too far from you in annandale that sells siding and roofing. google "prject fish house". I don't know if they have the exact same siding that was used in this project though...

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Yep I got the siding from project fish house in annandale. Spendy stuff but looks good and very easy to work with.

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