Workshop project #2: Framing... and the first of many changes

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Blog entry by Ebro posted 09-12-2015 02:24 PM 843 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With the concrete done, we had to get the framing moving asap.

The plan for our 24×40 shop was to have 2 overhead garage doors and 2 entry doors. 2×6 framing on 24” centers and 10’ high walls. I haddone framing before, but never anything this big. Luckily I’m an “over-builder” as my family calls me so I was sure it would get done and not fall down later. The roof was originally supposed to be metal but change #1 happened, I ordered more trusses to get to 24” on center with an asphalt shingle roof instead. That’s something I thought I could do with help from my friends. All I’d need to do was bribe them with beer and pizza.

The walls went up fairly quick, with family and a few friends helping out a ton.

Sheathing and shingles were delivered and we were ready for the roof. Change in plans #2. No amount of beer and pizza was going to bribe anyone to risk life and limb on my shop roof. Enter a contractor who put up the trusses, sheathed the roof and shingled in one long day. It cost quite bit more, but it got done and saved a probable hospital bill for me.

With the roof on, we got windows and doors installed, finished getting OSB on the walls and wrapped the building with Tyvek. Winter showed up and everything came to a stand still until spring.

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