New Workshop Construction #4: It's Hot

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Blog entry by JKBogle posted 07-31-2011 09:27 PM 3646 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s been nearly a month since my last update. My progress has been slow, mostly due to the heat.

Lets talk about a wood shop.

The last time I updated 2 out of 4 walls were framed without openings. Below you will see all walls have been framed, openings trimmed out in wood to make door and window installation easier and half of the sheathing is installed.

Here is a view of the north and west side. You can see the siding on the ground that will be the last part of this project. I really think the purple is pretty, Im thinking about leaving it go as is. This is just the color National Gypsum makes their exterior grade gypsum board.

There is a view out the windows that the work bench will sit below.

All wall sheathing is up

A couple views from inside. It gives me an idea of how much space I really have to work with

Here is a picture of the VCT that will be on the floor when the building envelope is water tight. Its called Bisque by Mannington. I wanted something close to the color of sawdust and dirt.

That’s about it for now. I can say that I’m sitting here itching from the purple wallboard. The paper contains some kind of fiberglass. One touch to the skin makes you itch for days. I’m pretty happy with the progress. Next weekend I hope to have a roof over all my work. Ive learned that the heat is more bearable if you start out in the morning and work through the day. The increase in temperature is more gradual and doesn’t seem as bad as when you come out of working in the A/C.

Thanks For Looking!

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#1 posted 08-01-2011 03:57 AM

Yep, I agree. Sometimes you just have to put your big boy pants on, man up, drink lots of Gatorade, and “get er done.” Hang in there, fall is coming and you ve got to get it roofed before the monsoons start.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 08-01-2011 04:58 AM

At least you have leaves on the trees and the grass is green. I have only mowed 2 times this year (normal is weekly) and we have had 2.4 inches of measurable rain this year. Normal would be about 16” by now. We have over 30 day over a hundred and we don’t live in the sesert….yet
BTW the shop looks good. It will come along. You just need about 1 good weekend to dry it in.

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David Grimes

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#3 posted 08-21-2011 01:33 PM

Looking good.

What sheathing are you using? Is that XP MR board ? OSB outside sheathing with house wrap would have been my go of it, but…

The VCT will show any imperfections and look like butt over the plywood sub-floor if not perfectly planar and the TIG seams usually will require sanding smooth and filling to make it flat and smooth. The VCT will require waxing and buffing to keep it from degrading (like in old grocery stores where they kept even trying).

I am not trying to be negative, but your choices have raised one of my eyebrows ;=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#4 posted 08-21-2011 02:44 PM

JK, this is a great blog and you’re doing a fine job on that shop. It will be a nice one. It sure has been hot this summer and sometimes it is hard to get up and going.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 08-22-2011 02:27 AM


What you see is extended exposure gypsum board. Its National Gypsum’s version of Densglass Gold and can withstand unprotected exposure to the elements for over a year. I chose it because it was free. It will be wrapped in Tyvex then vinyl siding. The inside walls will be sheathed with OSB to address any sheer loads that the building may experience.

regarding the VCT, All joints in the plywood floorsl be sanded to remove any major high areas. Then all joints, as well as all screw holes and low areas, will be treated with Ardex Feather Finish, a cementicious underlayment,meant specifically for use under VCT. The VCT will be coated with 2 or more coats of high traffic wax but will not be buffed (I think you actually mean burnished like they do in grocery stores). Burnishing creates a high gloss finish that shows all imperfections. This is the procedure they use in most schools that get walked on by thousands of kids and withstand wear.

Thanks for looking ;=)

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David Grimes

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#6 posted 08-22-2011 02:44 AM

I am glad to see that you are very much on top of things and am looking forward to following your blog. You’re gonna love that new shop.

I have seen some crazy things in my life, so forgive me for looking so closely over your shoulder. If that were the purple MR (as you obviously know) it would be a grave mistake. Same goes for putting VCT straight down to TIG plywood or Advantech and calling it done. Just looking out for you, but glad to see not required.

Regards, DG

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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