New Workshop Construction #5: Rafters & Roof Sheathing

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Blog entry by JKBogle posted 08-21-2011 01:11 PM 4002 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just some update pictures

Rafters Installed

7/16” OSB Roof Sheathing. A pneumatic roof nail gun was a life (and back) saver

Felt Paper installed and secured. I had about enough of using slap stapler by the time I was done. Maybe I was not doing it right but it sure jammed a lot. Now I can stop worrying about the floor plywood getting wet and start worrying about the felt paper blowing off.

The next step is the gable end framing and sheathing. Im not really sure how I want to cut and fasten the gable end studs.

After the gable ends are done I will temporarily enclose the window and door openings while I build the windows and door jamb. The windows will swing open from 2 hinges at the top of each window. I purchases some nice solid oak wood doors with glass and grills in the top half. I would love to strip them and put on a clear poly but don’t know if I should use water based poly or oil based. Does oil based poly turn yellow with age. Im afraid of the bottom edge of the door getting water damage. I’m considering applying a 5 minute epoxy to the bottom edge to protect it.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 08-21-2011 01:37 PM

Some of the poly’s (both WB and OB) do not yellow.

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

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joey bealis

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#2 posted 08-21-2011 01:48 PM

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#3 posted 08-21-2011 02:20 PM

This is really going to be a nice shop building when you finish it. Congratulations.

-- 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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#4 posted 08-21-2011 05:52 PM

Great Progress! As they get older, your back & feet will thank you for having a wood floor. And the placement of your windows was very good. You’ll have natural light over your bench & plenty of wall space for hanging stuff.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#5 posted 08-21-2011 07:27 PM

I think the window locations are going to be great, thanks to your advise. Thanks Frank.

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