A Small Woodworking Shop Expansion #17: Ready to Sheath the Lean-to. A Few Scores. And a Surprise Inspection !!

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Blog entry by RonInOhio posted 05-29-2013 01:22 AM 10382 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 16: Progress Update For May 2013 Part 17 of A Small Woodworking Shop Expansion series Part 18: Roofing and Siding Going Up On the Lean-To. »

I was going to wait till I had the lean-to sheathed before making another post, but decided to go ahead
and bring things up-to-date. Its been raining the last several days on and off.
Now its coming down steadily so its holding up things a bit.

As mentioned in my last post, I detoured the expansion to build a lumber storage lean-to
on the back of the shed. Since the last blog entry, I have finished framing the lean-to .

I started cutting the roof sheathing. It will be done in three pieces of 1/2” OSB that I had cut
at the home-center, slightly over-sized.

I didn’t really follow fundamental building practice when I built this lean-to. Its sort of a hybrid.Between a free standing, and a real lean-to. So when I attached the top ledger, where the roof joists are connected, I didn’t cut away the siding on the shed and install flashing. I just attached the ledger directly.

This may give me some problems in sealing things from rain and moisture down the road, but I’m not too concerned.

The plan is to use roof cement/adhesive, sheet-metal aprons as flashing, and chaulk.

So today, the rain held off long enough for me to cut the roof sheathing, but then it came in buckets. Will start cutting and putting up the wall sheeting (7/16”) OSB as soon as the weather permits. Sheathing the walls is
probably over-kill. Maybe should of just gone with siding on frame. Oh well. The one pine 2×4 sticks
out like a sore thumb.

Needed one more treated board and just decided to go with what was available.

Here is an updated photo of the lean to with framing done.

A few days ago few curious inspectors showed up. They were staring with great interest almost mesmerized.

Then after chattering amongst themselves a bit, I guess everything passed inspection as they eventually went along their way.

The other day I went to the local HD to pick up a few metal framing brackets and as I walked to the check-out,
there was a cart loaded up with a bale of insulation batting.

The bale had been cut up into 96” lengths. Otherwise nothing was wrong with it. It had been wrapped with plastic and banded making it easy to load up in the truck. So I bought it . Reduced to 16 dollars for all of that insulation ! Just about enough to finish off the wall bays in the shed. Got most of it put in yesterday when it rained.

Another score I got was some Jorgensen Clamps on discount at an Ollie’s store. I ended up spending 350 dollars but saved over 200 had I purchased them at HD’s price.

Its suppose to get hot and muggy in the next few days. Not looking forward to that but will work through it to
get this thing done.

Till next time. Thanks for reading and happy woodworking !

11 comments so far

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#1 posted 05-29-2013 02:02 AM

Looks like a clean run on the construction, 2×4’s ? How steep a pitch on the storage shed? 8’on studs or precuts? OSB is running about the same cost as ply here in MN. Use to get it for 7 bucks a sheet.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 05-29-2013 02:16 AM

osb in n ky is running 15 dollars a sheet for 7/16 give or take..used to get for 7-8. makes me cry nice score on the clamps, wish there was an Ollies nearby, never heard of the place till someone mentioned them on here. the hot muggy weather is depressing, luckily most rain has passed us by, we getting showers at night, wake up to a sauna in the morning. in a way I am glad it is raining at night but wish it wouldn’t at all.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#3 posted 05-29-2013 02:22 AM

Treated 2×4s for the framing. Built on 4×4 pallet and 3/4” treated ply for the floor. The OSB was 16 a sheet for 1/2” and 11 dollars a sheet for 7/16. I got 7/16 for the walls and 1/2” for the roof. Seems like a big difference for 1/16”.
Ply is considerably more around here.

Still not decided on shelving for the lumber. Leaning toward steel adjustable brackets, so its versatile and I can change the racks to meet my needs.

Also thinking about 2 sheet goods cabinets on PVC pipe rollers that will run along the front and allow for easy

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#4 posted 05-29-2013 02:31 AM

@ Tugboater. I was dancing for what I got those Jorgys for. And half price on the insulation was timely too.

Its a steam bath and will get worse. Suppose to get into the 80’s for next few days. Thunderstorms on and off.

@ DocSavage. 18 degrees on the slope.

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#5 posted 05-29-2013 05:58 AM

The local HD stopped carrying Jorgs. Probably nationwide. Now selling Irwin. What a shame. Very nice score!

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#6 posted 05-29-2013 06:20 AM

@ David Roberts

I have heard from several that some HDs are discontinuing them. I don’t think its nation-wide
just some stores. I noticed my local HD is still carrying them. At 30-40% more for what I got
mine for.

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#7 posted 05-29-2013 10:07 PM


HD may be a phasing out the Jorgs. I would love to find some of their parallel clamps at a discount. You scored. Lowes dropped CMT TS blades and replaced with Irwin, at least in my neck of the woods. Seems to be the trend. I’ve had very good luck with the Jorg heavy duty F-style clamp. They are legendary. And what really surprised me is at HD, they are modestly priced compared to the quality of the brand. I still like the Jet parallel clamp, even if I can only afford them one or two at a time, on sale.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#8 posted 05-29-2013 11:40 PM

great prodress on the extension.nice score on the clamps…

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 05-30-2013 03:43 AM

Well it coming along nicely, did the inspectors give their approval

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#10 posted 05-30-2013 04:15 AM

”Well it coming along nicely, did the inspectors give their approval”

@Norm See pics above earlier in post. Well they (the squirrels) haven’t been back, so I think,
I’m good to go for now.

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#11 posted 05-30-2013 04:17 AM

Got most of the sheathing up today on walls and roof.

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