New workshop progress one side of the roof done

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Project by Quebecnewf posted 06-26-2008 01:07 AM 1946 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well we got one side of the roof boarded over today and 4 ft up the other side

Hope to finish the other side tomorrow, then /vapour barrier,/4 ” styrofoam/ 2×4 for firing strips/and last but not least steel

Not finished in the scaffold yet


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#1 posted 06-26-2008 01:38 AM

Nice to see the progress… How long do you figure it will take to dry it in?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 06-26-2008 02:58 AM

with the weather this year so far at least another week and maybe longer

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#3 posted 06-26-2008 03:04 AM

very cool!!!!!! I have loved watching your progress!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 06-26-2008 03:52 AM

this has been a fun project to watch. can’t wait to see it finished.

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#5 posted 06-26-2008 04:58 AM

Really starting to take shape. Thanks for the update.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 06-26-2008 06:24 AM

Good looking construction in a great location.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 06-26-2008 12:09 PM

This is a great project to follow, no doubt. Watching the progress has been fascinating and I’m really looking forward to seeing the final product.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#8 posted 06-26-2008 01:29 PM

I to have enjoyed watching the progress, thanks for posting!

-- Bill, Florida

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#9 posted 06-26-2008 02:52 PM

We’ll all (all 4761 jocks!) be over for coffee when it’s finished!

-- The name is "Splinter"... I'm the son-of-a-son-of-a-carpenter

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#10 posted 06-26-2008 03:26 PM

Now I have to go back and check the previous posts on this project.

Looks like a great place to play.

(and maybe fish out the back window!)


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 06-26-2008 05:06 PM

If I had a shop like that on a location like that I would never be in the house.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#12 posted 06-27-2008 01:17 PM

Me too, I’d be fishing every day and my hobby would be wood working.

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

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#13 posted 07-01-2008 07:46 AM

Looks better all the time.

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

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#14 posted 07-01-2008 12:45 PM

Do you mean that the vapour barrier, styrofoam, furring strips and steel are going on the roof ? or on the walls?

I’m curious about the whole building process. It’s been a while since I observed building in Canada. Here in NZ now you are forced to use CCA treated lumber for any parts which might get exposed to water ( of course that’s because some shoddy builders ruined it for everyone and because the chemical wood manufacturers have a good lobby) and of course insulation is unheard of here.

but…I’m keen to use my own lumber for building too but I’m going to have to make a case to the council that using untreated lumber is ok and it’s being used ( and has been used ) with success for many years in climates harsher than the one here.

What kind of wood did you end up cutting? I think you might have hinted that it was spruce and fir? I assume that it is untreated? is this right?

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#15 posted 07-01-2008 06:35 PM

The wood frame is all spruce and balsam fir. It is all untreated. The foundation will be in seawater when the tide is high. Salt water is not a problem as it does not rot wood. A building built from untreated wood can last as long as treated wood if it is done properly. We use treated wood for patios and the like but everything else is just regular wood and then we stain or paint.

The roof is rafters/1” rough board/black sticky membrane for vapour barrier/ 4” of styrofoam and then this gets screwed to the roof with 2×4 firring strips and 7 1/2” long headlok screws and finally on top of thar the green steel roofing.


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