SHOP 2016 #1: The start

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Blog entry by canadianchips posted 09-23-2016 01:40 AM 1213 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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YES. I am building my own workshop….....had plans to move old barn, that fell through. The site I have found is a friends property. It already had a cement pad 24×32 . The original building is no longer there. I started 3 days ago.
I am thinking I can build the shell for very low dollars. I salvaged metal from a hail storm. 34 ft sheets for $34. Works out to about 1/3 cost of new metal in this part of Canada.
The design is a horse barn style. 16 ft slope along north to 12 ft peak, then 8 ft slope to front.

Back wall is 7 ft high.
Front wall 8ft high.
Inside under highest beam 12ft high.
On the right side of building I need 8ft opening for my tool trailer. Had to redsign roof a bit. This should give me a 10ft wide by 9ft high door. I also came out another 8 ft in this part.
Insulation and interior might be next year.

At least I will be outta the rain and SNOW !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#1 posted 09-23-2016 01:48 AM

Sorry to hear the Barn move fell through, I was looking forward to following that, but it looks as if you are making good progress on this, at least it will be built to your requirements…nice one!!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#2 posted 09-23-2016 09:33 AM

Look like the beginning of a real nice shop!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-23-2016 12:32 PM

Thanks guys.
Its my last “Kick at the can” so to speak !
Wont be fancy…...will be functional.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#4 posted 09-23-2016 03:18 PM

Nice design and a great find on the metal. It looks like you are using a fair amount of reclaimed material for the exterior walls too. Great progress for the first 3 days of work, you will have the snow beat by months at this rate.

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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