New Workshop Construction #3: New Workshop Construction - Part 3

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Blog entry by JKBogle posted 07-03-2011 03:29 AM 2189 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ive been working hard, but feel like I should have accomplished more. These are pictures from the past week

This is a picture of my littlest helper and I. I would be laying on my back under the floor attaching floor joists and she would climb on top of me and bounce up and down playing with her Fisher Price drill. That will be a fond memory Ill always have

All floor joists done

Two out of four walls roughed in and erected. I decided to erect the walls and then come back later and do all the rough opening. Metal studs seem to be easier to work with but they do have a learning curve. The opening you are looking at is the 6’ wide double doors in the front.

This picture makes it look like I got a lot done

Half of the plywood is fire rated. I placed it in any possible place where I might put the wood stove. Metal studs, fire rates plywood, gypsum board exterior sheathing,fiber cement siding. Are you starting to see a trend here?

Its hard to believe that this entire structure is held together by these little screws. In this picture you also see the fastenings used to connect the top track to the wood sill I placed above it. You also see the 3 inch piece with the flange clipped off. This goes between the wood top plate and the top track and really helps tie the corners together.

The wall work shown above represents about 6 hours of work. Im expecting to have the other two walls up tomorrow,then spend next week doing the openings, and be ready for exterior sheathing next weekend.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 07-03-2011 04:28 AM

Looking great. Like the use of the metal studs. Was there a cost savings using them, if not how much more than wood studs? Little helpers always make fond memories. I have a few of my own. Look forward to seeing more of your progress.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#2 posted 07-03-2011 04:35 AM

The metal studs are 16 gauge and I got a great deal. The drywall contractor on one of my projects left them behind when he was done on site. They were 20’ long and he didn’t want to bother taking them back. I cut them i half and took them home. saves the job the money of putting them in a dumpster and paying to have them hauled away. i think back when steel prices were low they would have been cheaper than wood, but now they are most definitely more money.

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#3 posted 07-03-2011 05:00 AM

Your shop is progressing in fine style! My “Little Helpers” are all grown now & weren’t around to help. But now they can sure come up with projects for me to work on, especially stuff for the grand kids. Pretty soon you’ll enjoy going out to your shop to make something for your helpers. Keep up the good work!

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#4 posted 07-03-2011 07:59 AM

What a nice, relaxing july 4th weekend you are having! A little sweat is good for the soul, huh?

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#5 posted 07-03-2011 06:02 PM

Can not beat the price on those studs, and not only are they straight, but if you want to change a window
or door location before you sheath it, all it takes is to remove a few screws and relocate the studs. Just
remember the plastic doughnuts for the wires if you run your wiring through the studs. Should be a
great shop, and you can not beat that helper.

-- As ever, Gus-the 82 yr young apprentice carpenter

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