Adding on to the shop #1: Week 1

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Blog entry by wdkits1 posted 06-24-2011 06:01 PM 4439 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Being in my shop for 10 years and relying on small electric heaters for heat has really been a pain so I have finally gotten around to building a room on the back that will be used for the heating system and the dust collector..
It’s a small addition (6’x12’) but will be big enough for my needs. With the help of my youngest son and his friend to do most of the grunt work of digging footings, pouring bags of concrete, toting brick and mixing mortar I got the piers done.

I built the original shop using rough sawn timbers so to keep with the style and the fact that I love working with post and beam I ordered all of the Southern yellow pine 6” x 8”s, 4”x 8”s , 6” x 6”s ,4”x 6”s a few 2” x 4”s, and the 1” x 8”s and 1” x3”s for the board and batten siding from a local saw mill for $.50 a board ft.(1200 bf total)
Daniel and Ted chiseling notches in a 6” x 8” girder for floor joists

The first girders set.

The floor system timbers done.

To be continued

-- Mike --

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#1 posted 06-24-2011 07:13 PM

Should have no problem with setting the heating and AC units on the roof, nice and stout foundation…lol , good luck with this addition…BC

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#2 posted 06-24-2011 09:10 PM

Looking great!! really like the traditional timber framing!

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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#3 posted 06-24-2011 09:20 PM

alright mike…im glad to finally seeing you get the heating you need for your shop, and as you know, getting older does make it a bit harder to handle fire wood and just not enough heat in there to help move them older bones…lol…i know for mem when its cold out, and the shop is cold..its hard to be in there…this last winter me and my boys got the shop insulated…no when i crank up the wood stove…it gets toasty in there, and only takes a small amount of wood to keep it that way…good thing you had some help…cant wait to see it all finished..being nice and warm this coming winter will be something to look forward to…hope your feeling well now and back at it…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 06-25-2011 03:48 AM

wow you could park a cars on it!
i love it.

don’t give much though to heating or cooling here. a little bragging.
we old farts have bragging right, don’t you know.

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you [email protected]

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