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New Workshop #3: Next come the walls...

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Blog entry by Bermuda_Les posted 08-17-2015 01:22 PM 1066 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Finally after much rain and generally bad weather we got to start the walls this weekend. The walls were harder to put up than we’d expected. As the wall got longer in length, the harder it was to keep stable. It was all we could do just for one person to hang on to it, while another person got the next panel and upright.

But with perseverance, we got the main walls up.

Then in order to stabilize the whole structure, we jumped ahead a bunch of steps, and added a couple of roof struts, out of sequence, just so we could leave the thing another week without having it fall down.

Hopefully next weekend (if it doesn’t rain) we can add the last of wall panels, and get the roof on. If it isn’t raining it has been so blisteringly hot, you can’t stay out in it more than 10 minutes at a time. Stay tuned.

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!



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NDakota

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#1 posted 08-18-2015 02:43 PM

Just some random thoughts. I have remodeled everything from fish houses to commercial buildings so I have some insight about your project.I think that you could screw strips of 3/4 plywood on the wall studs for something rigid.If you know where and what you want to attatch to the walls. 3/4 ply backing can be installed horizontally. You should be able to make the backing flush with wall strips somehow.I cant see how wall studs are built but usually there is enough room for the backing and a piece of scrap that can be screwed to the stud and backing attatched to it.I hope my rambling can help you,Im not a writer!

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#2 posted 08-18-2015 07:56 PM



Just some random thoughts. I have remodeled everything from fish houses to commercial buildings so I have some insight about your project.I think that you could screw strips of 3/4 plywood on the wall studs for something rigid.If you know where and what you want to attatch to the walls. 3/4 ply backing can be installed horizontally. You should be able to make the backing flush with wall strips somehow.I cant see how wall studs are built but usually there is enough room for the backing and a piece of scrap that can be screwed to the stud and backing attatched to it.I hope my rambling can help you,Im not a writer!

- NDakota

All rambling gratefully received. I understand completely what you are saying. Hadn’t considered that. It might be easier (and cheaper) than framing the entire room. I just want to use a French Cleat system for hanging tools and bibs and bobs. Not planning on any cupboards. I’ll have to give your idea serious consideration. The winner gets a vacation in Bermuda!!! LOL!!!

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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