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Blog entry by POPLARFOREST posted 08-11-2008 03:31 PM 935 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

YUP I AM MOVING SO I HAD TO CLEAN OUT THE SHOP. YOU NEVER RELIZE HOW MUCH STUFF “JUNK” YOU HAVE TILL YOU HAVE TO MOVE IT OR GET RID OF IT. I AM IN THE ARMY SO I HAVE TO CLUE HOW I AM GOING TO MAKE ROOM FOR MY TOOLS MUCH LESS BE ABLE TO USE THEM WHEN I GET WHERE I AM GOING. I MAY BE FORCED TO WORK IN A TIN SHED WHERE I HIT MY HEAD ON THE ROOF CAUSE IT SO SMALL. WHEN I MOVED INTO THIS HOUSE I HAD A SMALL SHED OUT BACK THAT WAS 12X16 WITH 6 FT TALL WALLS AND RAFTERS THAT I WOULD HIT MY HEAD ON. THAT DIDNT LAST LONG TILL I GOT THE OK FROM MY WIFE TO BUILD A BIGGER ONE. SO I ADDED ON AND ADDED UP NOW ITS A GOOD SIZE 16X20 BUT 14 FT TALL AND PLENTY OF STORAGE UP TOP. I DIDNT RELIZE HOW NICE IT WAS TILL NOW WHERE I DONT KNOW WHERE I WILL WORK. IF ANYONE HAS ANY IDEAS FOR A KNOCK DOWN TYPE BUILDING THAT I CAN MOVE EVERY COUPLE YEARS I AM ALL EARS.



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sjdickey

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#1 posted 08-11-2008 03:55 PM

I have a friend who designed a building he uses for displays at fairs and such. It consists of 4×8 panels bolted together. The roof panels are covered with translucent corrugated fiberglass to allow light in. at each fair he takes as many panels as he needs/has room for and bolts them togther in a few hours. Because of the use of panles he is limited only by how many panels he has available. In one earlier version he had not assembled the panels but had pre-drilled all the wood.

I know he used it for several winter shows but I do not recall how he insulated it. I do remeber that with a space heater inside it was toasty warm. of course that changed everytime someon opened the door :)

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tenontim

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#2 posted 08-11-2008 07:23 PM

I built a portable shed once, consisting of 2’wide x 8’long panels. they had T-111 siding on the outside, insulation, and particle board on the inside. They joined together using the flat bed rail fasteners
http://www.vandykes.com/product/02361467. I used two fasteners per joint. Corner joints are just done at a right angle on one section. You can make the door section wider than 2’ since the door can be removed to save weight. Put all of the frame together with the fasteners and then put your siding and particle board on. I guess using this system you can make it a big as you need.

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BikerDad

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#3 posted 08-11-2008 09:35 PM

Yurts. May not be as inexpensive as you might like, but they definitely qualify as “knock down”. Another option is to investigate some of the low cost “developing world” housing solutions.

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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Zuki

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#4 posted 08-11-2008 10:36 PM

Wow . . . 14tf ceilings . . . you must be tall. :-)

I blogged about a B&D shed – http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/386. You can get them in larger sizes. can’t hang anything from the walls though and security . . . well a very sharp knife and you could cut through a wall.

One guy on the site a while back had a converted travel trailer as a shop.

What about a smaller steel building?

Just a couple of thoughts.

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