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Wood Shop Construction #1: Plans

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Blog entry by SemperSailor posted 03-03-2018 01:30 AM 927 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey Jocks,

I’m taking a break from the dinghy-building to make a shop! I probably should have done this in the first place, but…

Anyway, the plan here is to build a 15’ x 30’ wooden frame building to migrate the boat-building from the basement.

Here’s the plan:

Got the building permit today!



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Jacksdad

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#1 posted 03-03-2018 02:52 AM

Looks great, my only suggestion is don’t skimp on Windows for natural light and plenty of lights for when it’s dark.

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SemperSailor

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#2 posted 03-03-2018 01:14 PM

Good call on the lighting!

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Gary

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#3 posted 03-03-2018 02:54 PM

The shop I built is 16’ X 32’.
The floor is off-grade on piers.
I put a pier every 4’ foot.
The deck is 3/4” T&G sturdi-floor.
It’s beyond code and requirements.
It’s as solid as a slab with the comfort of wood.

I also aligned a back door to the front—double front and single rear—so I can open the back and rip any length timber needed.
A 20’ rip isn’t a problem this way.

-- Gary, Florida

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SemperSailor

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#4 posted 03-04-2018 11:19 AM

Gary,

How deep are the piers? I’ll probably go more than 48”. 2” gravel in the bottom for the post to sit on, then 48-50” concrete, and top off with more gravel. I will have the posts sticking up 6-7” above ground to give enough length for leveling. I was only planning on 6 piers…every 15’.

Just noticed you are in Florida, so your piers probably aren’t that deep. I’m in New England…

I like the sturdi-floor description. I need to look that up.

Thanks.

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Bikerdan

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#5 posted 03-04-2018 02:30 PM

Looks good! It’s so exciting to finally have that permit in hand! I can’t wait to see how your build comes along. I like the idea of hidden doors. Makes me think I need to put a little creativity into my build… maybe some hidden storage or something like that. :).

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Gary

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#6 posted 03-09-2018 02:45 AM

The piers here are shallow; in part because our ground is very solid.

-- Gary, Florida

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SemperSailor

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#7 posted 03-27-2018 01:24 AM

Jocks,

I’ve got the materials on order from a local lumber yard to be delivered 4/16. Can’t wait to break ground!

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SemperSailor

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#8 posted 03-27-2018 01:25 AM

I actually have to clear a couple of trees out of the way first. That’s the project this weekend.

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