Hey, she's a mounty! And lives in Canada? This is her kind of fun.Let the planning begin!
We spent a wonderful Christmas season with family this year, staying home and letting them all come to us.
On New Year's Eve, when asked what his goals were for 2013, my favourite uncle said, "To stay healthy, then everything else is a possibility." Wow. Truer words were never spoken.
Now that they've all gone home, I'll spend the next few days getting the house back in order, putting away decorations and reminding the kids that Toblerone does not count as breakfast. Hopefully I'll also get a chance to re-acquaint myself with my workshop.
Whenever I look into the backyard, I see the scene posted above. To the right of the play structure is where my shed will be. I've dusted off the plans, which have morphed over the past two years, and they sit on the top of my nightstand reading pile.
While I have a few projects I'd like to make this winter, my main goal is to get ready for the build. I'll squirrel away a bit of money, start pricing supplies and as my uncle said, stay healthy.
I don't want to skydive and have no interest in bungee jumping of calf roping. I do want to build a shed, so this is the year.
Let the planning begin. Happy New Year, friends.
Some of my hindsite??? Yes that's me walking backwards. LOL! I live in MN. Not as cold as Canada, and I am more the carpenter in my general skills than a fine furniture guy( which I wanna be). And I have a few Homes and my shop, as well as outlying buildings that I have made mistakes in building. They often are under estimated at the start.
Sooooo… some suggestions Ms. Polar Bear which can prevent future issues?
What is the buildings' function, and purpose?
If you have space and no money? Buy materials on sale. May not be possible, and you have to walk around it, or protect it 'til used.
If at all possible put a stable concrete pad, like your garage's under it. ( With anchores for your walls.)
A shed sitting on the ground will eventualy rot due to water which always wins!
Asthetics? and if you live in urban area talk to the building department for their codes/rules.
Use 2×6 or larger framing. Insulate, insulate, and insulate. Helps with sound and heat. I have my dust collector in my garden shed, next to my barn/shop ( converted small animal barn ) I can work on my garden/snow equipment with a space heater in winter, and noise is low for nieghbor fifty feet away???
One of my sheds has a shed roof the other has a hip roof. Both are accessible and easy to walk on, and rated for snow load.
I also did an add on shed to the barn/shop for machining, and storage.
Yes it did get out of hand. And I would do it different if I had it to do over again.
Good luck ,have fun. Happy New Year!