Workshop #1: Build

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Blog entry by RevJVegas posted 02-27-2018 05:32 AM 915 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I figure what better to blog first but the actual construction of my workspace.

While having our patio upgraded, I had them set and pour me a slab in a form I’d already setup for my 10×12 space.

I got my plans from for the gambrel barn shed. Sure I could have probably designed it up myself, but I liked the guy’s videos and it was less than $10 so I figured it’d at least be a good starting point; and it was.

The big thing for me was that at the time not having access to a truck meant having to rent one. So I really wanted to try to get everything, or at least as much as I could, in as few trips as possible.

So on 9/2015 it began.

First step, get the trusses built.

Then the walls. Gotta say, love having a pneumatic nailer.

After I got the third wall up, I staged the first gambrel end, then moved to getting that last wall and back door done.

I thought it pretty smart the way the instructions were that you build the doors and cover them with a solid sheet.

Then using a router with a guide bushing, but the doors free.

With the back door/wall done, I staged the other gambrel end and then finished sheeting the outside.

Now, with the help of some bracing and a scaffolding, I worked on raising the gambrel ends into place.

After managing to get those up and not kill myself, putting in the remaining truss was pretty easy.

Then the loft.

With that done, it was time to put the roofing on.

Then it was on to drip edge, paper, and shingles.

One of the more satisfying parts, nailing down that last cap shingle.

AND THEN one of the hardest parts.

Putting a big hole in my newly finished roof!

But it had to be done, and turned out ok.

Then it was just a little more finishing trim and paint and I had the outside shell done.

Took me 5 months, but it was just me and I only had one week of vacation time left to use when I’d started, so then it was all weekend work.

So all in all not bad.

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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 02-27-2018 12:12 PM

You summed it up nicely … all in all not bad! ┬áThis is a great space. I look forward to seeing the interior set-up … kinda reminds me of my work space. Good job!

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#2 posted 02-27-2018 12:25 PM

Looks great to me. Nothing like having a dedicated space to you do ur thang Gotta ask tho… Whats up with the pink lumber? I aint seen any like that

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#3 posted 02-27-2018 01:32 PM

I was wondering the same thing about the pink lumber… Great build Rev. That will be a nice space to work in for you.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#4 posted 02-27-2018 02:36 PM

These are common in the southeastern US.
The pink/purple/magenta studs are nothing more than a marking ploy by the manufacturer; Georgia Pacific who acquired Temple-Inland who’d started the trend as a way to stand out from lumber manufactures from the north.

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#5 posted 02-27-2018 02:51 PM

your lucky to have so close to your house … law wont let you do that….. GREAT SHOP :<)) .....Welcome 2 LJ’s

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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