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Blog entry by emart posted 08-07-2016 11:23 PM 662 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I swear my tools multiply when I’m not looking. After looking over my city’s building codes I saw that I can have a 10×20 barn without a permit. I bought a second kit just like the one I built in 2008 and added it onto the back of my current shop. I’m about 2 months in on this project so far(I can only work on it on the weekends). It’s still a long way from being done but I at least have a roof of sorts and I plan on adding some windows to the building to let more light in. It’s weird to think that 8 years ago I could put all my tools into a small box under my bed. Now I have a full assembly room bursting with tools and half my house has equipment spilling into it. The shop itself was stuffed to the gills.

anyways pictures

I added some trim to both the new and old halves when im done it will look like an old german timberframe.

one 10×10 building. some assembly required

laying out the foundation. I forgot how much I hate hanging floor joists

I seriously hate hanging floor joists

Sealing the new floor with some mis-tinted exterior paint so they are less likely to crumble like the floor in the old half of the building.

almost ready to put the final wall on.

I left the studs on the original back wall for now. Once the loft is shored up the studs will be removed.

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/



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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 08-10-2016 05:07 AM

More space us a good thing!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 08-10-2016 07:16 PM

Your Lucky you live in Washington state , here in Ca. you can’t build a shoe box with out a Permit . Now how long is it going to take to fill this up and have to go get a Permit to expand it again ?

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#3 posted 08-15-2016 03:24 AM



Your Lucky you live in Washington state , here in Ca. you can t build a shoe box with out a Permit . Now how long is it going to take to fill this up and have to go get a Permit to expand it again ?

- Richard

A lot of it depends on the specific city in washington. In some of the more uppity areas, which will not be named, you cant even get away with a car tent without some sort of inspection. As for how long it will be until I fill up the new half, I’d rather not think about it.

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/

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#4 posted 09-24-2016 04:33 AM

Doing a renovation can be the best thing to think of. Try to make some stylish view to interior and exterior. Recently my friend had also done renovation of his office with the help of professionals available at Storm guard window and door. They had done a splendid work. On seeing their work I thought taking help of a professional can give you best customization to our place.

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