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#1 posted 02-03-2009 05:34 PM

In ‘07 I built my “Workshop in the Woods” in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where there is a cold winter climate and codes that call for trusses that can withstand 70 lb per sq ft snow load.

I selected a 24’x28’ garage package from Menards with a gambrel roof. This gives me a 12’x28’ second story for wood drying and storage. The first floor is insulated to code. I put OSB on the walls and ceiling and painted the interior with semi-gloss white paint. Lighting is a mixture of Electronic balast fluorescent and standard incandescent fixtures. Heat is provided by a 35,000 BTU Reznor propane heater with the separated combustion feature. I have pictures and description on my home page.

When the slab was poured I had plumbing “roughed in”. However my wife objects. She says that If I have plumbing out there she will never see me.

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