New Shop - from the ground , up. #5: Shout it from the rooftop - I have one!

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Blog entry by curliejones posted 06-16-2014 10:53 AM 1859 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: A month of progress! Part 5 of New Shop - from the ground , up. series Part 6: Finishing work - things really do slow down! »

I have no idea why this did not post yesterday but I’ll try again! After 9 days of rain, I finally got a tin roof on the shop. Within a week, I have put sheathing on the walls and wrapped it in either house wrap, double bubble foil, or both. I feel it is somewhat protected but I’m having to wipe down the framing lumber where mold started growing after all the rain. One particular thing I wanted to mention – in installing “nailers” (no one ever says screwers, though that’s what we use for a tin roof these days) I cut a water channel in the back of the 2xs so the horizontal stripping would not retard the flow of water too greatly. I was surprised how well it worked during all the rain. The roof would drain and dry in a couple of hours and I had to settle for short work spurts before it began raining again.

Hopefully, my next blog entry will show some doors and windows installed! The extra covered area that was intended for firewood storage is just screaming “porch” to me, so there’s a change order in process!

-- Like Guy Clark sez - "Sometimes I use my head, Sometimes I get a bigger hammer"

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#1 posted 06-16-2014 12:06 PM

Congratulations on the new shop! It looks like an ample space. The covered lanai is a very nice feature. That space cane be used for all those tasks you don’t want to do indoors.

The term for those nailers the roofing attaches to is purlins.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#2 posted 06-16-2014 08:54 PM

congrats.thats looks like it’ll be a great place to work.keep us posted as you go with plenty of pic’s…...

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 06-17-2014 10:57 AM

Nice! You have to be excited.

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#4 posted 06-17-2014 12:45 PM

Looks mighty good and well planned out too. I like the porch idea.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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