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Pole Shed

08-09-2017 11:55 PM by canadianchips | 10 comments »

I am currently helping a friend build an addition to his 60×80 pole shed. He wanted a 20×80 leanto added to existing building. How hard can that be ?WELL, Im a cabinet maker, I remodel houses. BIG JOBS that require more people I usually avoid.He promised me I would have help ?Fisrt day I dug all posts in myself, used a backhoe with an auger….EASY PEASYSecond day he came and helped with 3 posts in back wall, they were 24 ft long….....2 of us…just made itNext day his youngest daughter came and helped. We nailed all purlins on walls.(The young lady was GOOD )Monday I built the rafters, his youngest boy came and helped.(He is also GOOD)Yesterday we finished rafters...

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