07:25PM | 09/03/05
Member Since: 09/02/05
4 lifetime posts
I am going to build a cabin. I would love to do my own plans. I have some drafting experience but would love to use my computer to help me complete my plans. I have the plans of a friend who is building near me. I could "reference" his plans for some detail. Can anyone recommend a REASONABLY PRICED software program that would allow me to design my own cabin and produce my own blueprints? Something basic, nothing to fancy.


12:40PM | 09/05/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Just by the fact that you are building with logs, you kick it up a notch for basic ands simple. This is because typical walls are 4" or 6" nominally so that is all basic programs will have. Fro laog walls, you would need a min 8" dimensioning for wall thickness. This would nake a typical cheap palns program contain certain erors.

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06:15PM | 09/05/05
Member Since: 09/02/05
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I'm actually not going to build it out of logs. I may apply log siding, but the construction will be conventional 2x6, 16 o.c. I may even just use a natural wood (western red cedar) lap siding. I am sourcing the exterior finish now. Any suggestions for the CAD program?


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