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Hello all,

I am in the process of building a garage with workshop and hope to keep this updated with the progress. If I can muster the time, I may post up a blog as well, but seeing as how I am new to this sharing stuff, I might just end up keeping it all to myself as I always have.

The entire structure is going to be 60’ wide by 32’ deep. The shop part will be roughly 25’ x 15’, or 18’ x 32’. I haven’t decided which will give me the best use of storage for all my needs.

I am going to see about loading the plans I drew up as well as some of the drawings of the property and how the building is situated.

Anyway, here are some pics of the construction. More to come I am sure!


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#1 posted 09-19-2020 09:28 PM

looking forward to watching it progress,welcome to lumber jocks.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 09-21-2020 02:13 AM

Welcome to the forum! I am just a few months ahead of you. My building was put up in May, and I have used the whole summer trying to get it ready for woodworking! I am down to my ceiling, ceiling insulation and sealing the floor. Oh yea, install the overhead furnace too. It is so much work, but so worth while. Have fun and post pics!

-- Be safe out there

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#3 posted 09-21-2020 06:47 PM

Welcome prazbotta, thanks for showing us your shop. I too am constructing a new building for my shop…what a headache! I am currently fighting with the city over an easement. Good luck and keep us posted.

-- Mike

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#4 posted 09-21-2020 08:24 PM

Thanks for the welcome guys!

Not sure if anyone else is having issues getting construction lumber, but my contractor is. When he can get it, it is way overpriced. OSB is up from $11 a sheet to ~$23 per sheet. All other plywood has increased as well. 2×4s are up from ~$3 to ~$6. We are going to have a talk tonight about putting this project on pause for a month to see if things get back to normal, or at least drop a little bit.

I’m hoping we can move forward with getting other parts of the project done in the meantime. We still need to get the utilities run, and can probably work on some of the rough grading and back filling.

I will keep adding pics as we progress here.

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#5 posted 09-21-2020 09:47 PM

yeah lumber is at all time highs but i dont think it’s gonna drop much in a month.concrete is also in short supply,guys are tellin me they have to wait 2-3 weeks for a pour.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 09-21-2020 10:09 PM

I got to be friends with the Amish guy who built my shop. He says that he can only honor a bid for a week due to prices. Luckily, I got most my material before all the price increases. Concrete is definitely up since I had mine done in May. Price increase of 15.00 a yard. It sucks waiting once you broke ground for sure! We had an unexpected snowstorm the end of April. Not quite the same though.

-- Be safe out there

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#7 posted 09-22-2020 12:22 AM

Luckily for me, concrete is the easy part. I had a retaining wall poured a week (5 days) ahead of schedule, and the guys are already trying to get stone on site for the floor pour. The contractor is not ready since lumber is holding him up. Utilities are getting laid this week, and hopefully back filled. Not much more to show with pictures, unless you want to see piles of dirt and a ditch with conduit in it. Pretty sure you can all close your eyes and envision it.

The contractor is a good guy too, he isn’t marking up the supplies, at least not that I am aware of. We have Amish in the area here too. They are pretty much telling the same story as you, Jake. They will build anything, and damn well too. Just costs more than expected and their quotes are only good for a week or two now.

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#8 posted 10-17-2020 05:20 AM

Most recent update; Since lumber costs have been double and triple normal prices lately, we decided to take a few weeks and see if the prices drop. It looks like they are starting to drop around our area, so we might be resuming construction soon. We have all the utilities run, the poles are all in and we are ready for floor trusses for the ‘attic’ storage and sheeting. We won’t sheet the attic floor until the roof is at least started. Here are a few more pics, but as you can imagine, not a lot more has been done since the previous update.




If anyone has questions, I would be happy to answer. If anyone has any feedback, I am definitely open to receive.

I am trying to get a good scan of my drawings so I can share. I think the design is a good one, but as with all things it can be improved on. As always….. more to come.

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#9 posted 05-18-2021 06:42 PM

Well, we tried to wait out lumber prices, with no luck. They are still high, and will probably climb higher. I spoke to my contractor and he got started a couple weeks ago. Here are a few progress pics.

Over the winter I drew the plan in SketchUp. It is still pretty rough, but you should get the idea. I am going to try to get a scan of the architectural drawing I did of the front and two side elevations.

We are rolling again! Will try to keep updating here.

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#10 posted 05-18-2021 10:06 PM

lookin good glad your back at it because those prices are gonna be around for awhile yet.i think lumber is up about 250% to date,now everything made of steel like rebar, nails and hardware are climbing steadly.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#11 posted 05-20-2021 04:59 PM

We are racing to gather materials before they all go up….. again.

Just picked up the roof rafter material yesterday. Here is a cell phone pic my mother took today:

I updated the cover photo of the album with the one above. Did not realize I did not have one!
I should start a ‘Go Fund Me’ for this beast. Any one want to donate?

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#12 posted 06-15-2021 12:45 PM

Just about ready to get this under roof. Not a ton of progress because of rain, but at least it is moving along.
Hoping we don’t see anymore rain before shingles go on.

Latest pics:

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#13 posted 07-02-2021 02:27 PM

We are ready for a roof! Between the rain and some time off, there has not been a ton of progress, but I am happy with how it is coming along.

Latest Pics:

Gotta start finding windows, getting prepped for in-floor heat and concrete.
All this just in time for lumber prices to fall!
FML

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#14 posted 07-05-2021 02:33 PM

Wow looks amazing sir! Lumber prices still high here though. The project is definitely coming together for you. Keep going, the end result will be fantastic for sure. Hope you can get the house wrap covered before a strong wind or the sun takes it’s toll on it. Be safe and have fun!
Jake

-- Be safe out there

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#15 posted 07-07-2021 01:29 PM



Wow looks amazing sir! Lumber prices still high here though. The project is definitely coming together for you. Keep going, the end result will be fantastic for sure. Hope you can get the house wrap covered before a strong wind or the sun takes it s toll on it. Be safe and have fun!
Jake

- Jake229

Thanks Jake! We have had plenty of storms lately, and nothing has moved (thankfully). Our contractor is geared towards doing it right, then towards saving money. We agree the quality is more important than cost (well, for most things). We have saved a little money by using standard materials, rather than upgraded materials. It sure isn’t fun watching the bank balance fall though.

They are working on shingling this week, and dodging rain drops. I am working on prepping for concrete (yay!).

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