the new workshop (all the walls are up)

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Project by Quebecnewf posted 06-08-2008 03:35 AM 2020 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well we got the last end in the building
The loft floor is installed and the cables to hold the walls in are attached
Rafters next week

Here are a few pics


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#1 posted 06-08-2008 03:38 AM

Love the location.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-08-2008 03:44 AM

It’s looking good!
looks like a sure thing you will be finished well before freeze up.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#3 posted 06-08-2008 03:45 AM

Looks great! Bet your excited.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#4 posted 06-08-2008 03:57 AM

Your view is much better than mine. I see we are both at about the same stages.
How far do you go for materials?


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#5 posted 06-08-2008 04:23 AM

Getting close!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 06-08-2008 06:30 AM

looking good!!! with that view…will be tough to keep an eye on your work…so be careful!! which makes me think of a question—-are you buildiing out on a dock? if so…will it shift, or move up and down

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 06-08-2008 06:42 AM

Congratulations on this next step. I envy you your new shop!

To Matt: It’s not even summer yet, but I’ve had enough. For the last week, our lows have been above 78 and highs in the mid 90’s! It’s hard to work in my garage shop after 11:00 AM. Next year A/C!

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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#8 posted 06-08-2008 01:21 PM

Looking fantastic. I am curious about a few things.
1. Being that close to the water, are you using any treated lumber?
2. Did you place a vapor barrier under the floor?
3. The top plate is massive. Is that to carry a snow load or just very heavy rafters/joists?

I can’t wait to see the finished project. Please keep posting.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#9 posted 06-08-2008 02:15 PM

So, no place to bring the boat inside huh. Oh well. You must be a hard core carpenter or just tired of fishing. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 06-08-2008 03:37 PM

Looking good – you obviously had a beautiful day to go along with that wonderful view. Our BC rain may reach you in a few days.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#11 posted 06-08-2008 04:01 PM

Your really making some headway and WOW! what a view!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#12 posted 06-08-2008 07:06 PM

A couple of answers

The water is of course salt so treated wood is not necessary.Wood will last forever in salt water.
I will use vapour barrier on the floor I have8×8 beams, 2×8 floor joists, 1 1/4 ” board for the first layer and yet to do ( vapour barrier/ 2” styrofoam/ 3/4 ” T&G plywood
The toplate is 2×6 plus a 6×6 .This is for strength. I will have no beams accross the building just 3 pcs of 5/8 cable set tight to hold the top of the walls together (check middle pic)
Shed sets on a wooden crib filled with rock and 8×8 posts sticking up to support the beams.
When the tide is high there is water under the shed.
The rock crib is to resist the pressure of the ice during winter.
The logs were cut last winter and sawed at my mill this spring.

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#13 posted 06-13-2008 11:50 AM

This is really starting to come together.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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