Workshop Build #6: Framing

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Blog entry by ~Julie~ posted 02-24-2010 05:05 PM 1712 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Finally time to frame the walls! We used 2×6 lumber and 8’ foot lengths for the studs that are 16” OC. These are placed on a 2×6 plate and with two 2×6’s for the top plate. Of course this sits on top of the blocks and so it makes the wall height about 9’. We put the walls up in sections and used the top 2×6 to run across sections to hold them together. We did have anchor bolts that came up from the foundation, through the holes in the blocks and then up through the plate.

This photo shows the walls going up starting with the east wall which is for my workshop. There will be a door at the front and three windows along the side, so framing was done to leave the space for these:
shop framing start

On the west side, which is my husband’s garage, there will be two windows and a side door. Also as stated in a previous blog posting, there is a center wall to divide the garage from the workshop and also for the soon to come trusses to sit upon:

My workshop will have an assembly room in the front that is about 10’ deep x 20’ wide (the width of the workshop), to divide my section up into two rooms. That dividing wall will be added later, but here is the view from my front door:
front door

The framing was finished by the end of July 2008, including the opening for a 16’ garage door:
framing finished

Unfortunately, at this point, I had to have carpal tunnel surgery and was not much help to my husband for the next few months of construction, other than supervising :) It’s amazing to think all the work he did on this big project while still having a full-time job. Now if we (he) can just finish before the snow flies! be continued…

-- ~Julie~

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#1 posted 02-24-2010 05:14 PM

Sorry to learn you have had a surgery. Wish you get well soon to see your new shop’s progress.
Good luck!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 02-24-2010 05:29 PM

Nice job.

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#3 posted 02-24-2010 06:08 PM

Hope your recovery from surgery was fast and painless. It’s nice to have that dividing wall between garage and shop. My husband is always complaining about sawdust in his car/garage stuff.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#4 posted 02-27-2010 10:00 PM

Unfortunately surgery didn’t go so well. I developed RSD, which is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, caused by an overactive nervous system. It is pain, swelling and discomfort after an injury or surgery. So, in a nutshell, I have pain all the time in my hand, something I didn’t have before surgery.

-- ~Julie~

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#5 posted 02-27-2010 10:33 PM

So sorry to hear the surgery didn’t go well. Let your surgeon knows your problem. Get it done promptly before it gets worst.

Wish you get well soonest.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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