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Blog entry by 2Dusty2 posted 09-04-2020 11:15 PM 473 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Covid pandemic affected people in different ways and for those not out in the streets protesting everything from “get your knee off my neck” to “its my my right to get a haircut” it was a time to hunker down and get on the best as possible. Small town Canada underwent a home improvement boom. We resurfaced our deck and put a water proof vinyl plank in our basement but best of all I started to build a shop big enough to work safely in. Getting a contractor to do the slab on grade proved more difficult than I expected because I hadn’t realized the extent of the pent up demand to get on with getting on. Today the slab was poured. The forms will be stripped in a few days, the building materials will be delivered next Wednesday and the build will take off I hope to have it to lock-up before the snow flies.

-- Cheers



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#1 posted 09-04-2020 11:36 PM

Hey Kurt,
Congrats on breaking ground, it is a good feeling to be starting something new. And in the end it is all worth it.
Keep up the blog so all of us here can watch the progress of the build. Glad to hear that you increased the width, you will be glad you did.

I tossed the idea around about having a building delivered and set up, but lack of width set me to design and build my own. I am 3 months into my build, getting ready to shingles the roof this weekend. It has been a good summer project, and very pleased with my progress (one man crew).

-- Eric, building the dream

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#2 posted 09-05-2020 05:03 PM

Brings back some memories:) The wife downsized my shop plans from 24’x30’ to 24’x24’, then I had to add a garden shed to the back, 6’x12’? Where about in Canada are you?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 09-07-2020 06:56 PM

I live in Quesnel, British Columbia, a small town where the Quesnel River flows into the Fraser River. The region is referred to as the Cariboo and more specifically the Central Cariboo. I will start putting up stud walls this Thursday but will need to wait until mid October for the trusses. Eric I had a look at the pics of your build it looks like a fine build.

-- Cheers

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#4 posted 09-07-2020 11:52 PM

Drove through there last year on the way to Prince George, have relatives there and in Tumbler Ridge.
Should really update my shop photo’s, except it is never clean!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 09-08-2020 12:11 AM

Thanks Kurt.

Spent the weekend working on the roof, it kicked my butt. Not as young as I once was. Almost finished with it, little over a square to go and ridge vent with cap. Need to wait for a cool morning to do that, don’t want to tear up the shingles.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#6 posted 12-02-2020 03:12 PM

Well I moved my tools into the shop today. I figure I’ll have it organized around the same time the COVID vaccine is available lol.

-- Cheers

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#7 posted 12-02-2020 03:15 PM

-- Cheers

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#8 posted 12-02-2020 03:32 PM

And just in time for cold weather – you will have plenty to do this winter getting the shop up and running. Congrats on the rapid build…

-- Bstrom

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#9 posted 12-02-2020 11:28 PM

Congrats on the new shop. Guess that can happen when you hire out the job. I am cheap, so I am still in the process of the interior finishes, prior to final inspection.

-- Eric, building the dream

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