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Can anyone help us in finding contractors in the Austin/Bastrop TX to build/remodel a Quonset hut? Does anyone know of any creative/outside the box contractors that could help us in this dream. We want to buy an acre of land around Bastrop and then add the Quonset.
Thanks for your ideas!!!
 
Posts: 1 | Location: Dallas, Texas | Registered: Jun 02, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Your post caught my eye since I have not seen these since the early 50's. Just out of curiosity why would you want to build one on Texas? Or have they changed a lot since?
 
Posts: 7310 | Location: North MN & Northern AR | Registered: Oct 01, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I Googled it and came up with a decent list of pages for your to use in your research. I'd start with a company that specializes in metal buildings. The Mother Jones article was kind of interesting.

https://www.google.com/search?...ome&es_sm=0&ie=UTF-8


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Posts: 6996 | Location: Cary, North Carolina | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Well, they have come a long way since the WWII houses! Smile. I notice some call them Quonset-like. And many shown I would not lump into that category just because they have curved top. But interesting nonetheless.
 
Posts: 7310 | Location: North MN & Northern AR | Registered: Oct 01, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I've never lived in a Quonset; I was in the Navy. But how do you handle the curved walls? Hanging pictures is one task. Banging your head on the WALL also comes to mind. Wasted space behind a chair or couch that had to be pulled out from the wall so you don't bang your head on the wall?
 
Posts: 12207 | Location: Ft Collins, CO USA | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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