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Blog entry by Bikerdan posted 09-18-2018 10:49 PM 582 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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...and through the miracle of television… we just so happen to have one done right here!

SO SORRY GUYS! It’s been a looong time since I posted last. I guess it was just a little too ambitious of me to think that I could write this blog at the same time as work and putting so much time into this shop. Not to mention vacations and other life interruptions. (and possibly being a little lazy… :/)

Well, I’ve at least been taking pictures throughout the build and will attempt to catch you all up.

The plan is to release a few blog posts to summarize the main steps in building the shop starting where I left off last:

1) Framing
2) Roofing
3) Door, window, etc…
4) Electrical
5) Stucco, soffit, and facia
6) Final pics and wrap-up

In this post, I’ll start with framing. I’d have to say that framing was one of the most rewarding parts of the build. It’s so exciting to see things going up so quickly!

It can also be a little frustrating at times. The biggest hiccup I had was that I put in too small of a header over the window area and ended up having to tear it out and put in a bigger one… You can see in one of the pictures the header is smaller than in the next.

Putting trusses up was also a challenge. Although, with a friend, we were able to get them all up in one night.

Here I’ve built out the gable ends and facia boards with blocking between the trusses.

And finally sheathing the roof. That was a bit challenging for me as I’m a little sketchy about heights. Good thing is I have some climbing gear that came in handy!

All in all, the framing wasn’t technically difficult. It was extremely helpful to have a couple of extra hands for the trusses and sheathing. The framing inspection went well with one exception. I failed because sheathing nails had missed a couple of feet of one stud. Easy fix and inspection cleared easily after that.

Next, roofing!



8 comments so far

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PJKS

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#1 posted 09-19-2018 10:58 AM

Great workspace !!! Keep us updated !!

-- Pat / Colorado

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EarlS

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#2 posted 09-19-2018 11:26 AM

Solid looking building. Keep taking pictures so you can show us your progress.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Kaleb the Swede

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#3 posted 09-19-2018 12:45 PM

Oooh that’s the size I’ve been contemplating. Looks really good. Great work. I’m jealous

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Bikerdan

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#4 posted 09-19-2018 02:32 PM



Solid looking building. Keep taking pictures so you can show us your progress.

- EarlS

Thanks! Sad thing (or maybe happy) is that I’m pretty much done. Luckily I have all of the pictures. I just need to write the next set of blogs for each stage and get you guys caught up. Good news is they should be coming soon!

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Bikerdan

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#5 posted 09-19-2018 02:33 PM



Oooh that s the size I ve been contemplating. Looks really good. Great work. I m jealous

- Kaleb the Swede

Thank you. I think it will be a good size. I’ve mocked up a layout for the shop. I’ll have to include it in one of my posts that should be coming soon. On the other hand, if I would have had more space to build a larger building, I think I still would have.

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GR8HUNTER

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#6 posted 09-19-2018 02:35 PM

going to be a very nice shop …. keep pictures coming …. GREAT SHOP :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Bikerdan

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#7 posted 09-19-2018 02:36 PM



going to be a very nice shop …. keep pictures coming …. GREAT SHOP :<))

- GR8HUNTER

Thank you!

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NormG

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#8 posted 09-22-2018 02:18 AM

Well done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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