Workshop Build #8: Covering the outside

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Blog entry by ~Julie~ posted 03-01-2010 04:33 PM 1561 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Floor/Ceiling Joists Part 8 of Workshop Build series Part 9: The attic »

It was still August 2008 and since we had rented the backhoe to help moving the joists around, we also made use of it to place our outdoor wood furnace, that will heat both the workshop and house, into position on the pad:

The backhoe was then used to lift plywood up on top of the joists:
plywood lift
This was used as a floor for the upstairs loft area:

plywood floor
It was time for aspenite to go on the outside of all the framing. It ran from about half of the blocks to the top of the ceiling/floor joists.
Here is the start of putting on the aspenite:
aspenite started

Here it is all finished:


The next step was to put some windows in and cover the outer aspenite with typar.
Here’s the west (garage) side:

side typar

and the front:
front door be continued…

-- ~Julie~

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 03-01-2010 06:06 PM

Hi Julie;

Great blog.

It will be a wonderful shop when you get it done!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 03-01-2010 10:44 PM

yep i love to build..i enjoy the whole process..but being a wood worker does give me more pleasure then rough guys are doing a great to watch it all…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 03-02-2010 02:37 AM

You know, more than once my husband has said to me… and I quote…

”We aren’t building furniture you know!”

-- ~Julie~

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#4 posted 03-02-2010 02:48 AM

you are only as good ,
as a sharp pencil .

in the union they give them a 1/4” leeway !

great shop , julie .

i’m happy for you both .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 03-03-2010 03:49 AM

Jealous of your outdoor wood furnace. Your shop is coming along. Looks good.

-- One Time Tree Man

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