Workshop Build #10: The roof

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Blog entry by ~Julie~ posted 03-12-2010 04:52 PM 1608 reads 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: The attic Part 10 of Workshop Build series Part 11: Insulation and wall covering »

It was Sept. 2008 at this point and the next step was putting plywood on the roof. Of course all of this plywood (to cover a garage of 40’ x 40’) had to be lifted up through the attic and most of it was nailed from the inside and reaching out.
putting up plywood

plywood on roof

We put up the garage door and got a truck load of fine gravel to keep the front area smooth and neat for the upcoming winter season.

ready for winter

Because I thought it was dangerous for my husband to do and we were running out of time before the cold weather struck, we hired a local roofer to put up the steel roof:

steel roof going on

steel roof

At some point during this time it was my job to make the stairs. They lead up to the attic from the back of my workshop and across the back wall. Since I am the chief photographer, somehow I didn’t take shots of the making of these stairs as I went, I’m not sure why but I wish I had them. It was my first attempt and turned out really well after all my calculations. This is all I could find from that time:

The inside of the shop was hooked up with the iPex controls for the floor heating system:
floor control

…to be continued…

-- ~Julie~

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#1 posted 03-12-2010 05:00 PM

I will wait and hope that I’m not overcome with suspense.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#2 posted 03-12-2010 06:04 PM

this is awesome! looks like a great workshop in the making.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 03-12-2010 07:15 PM

Julie – very nice. I look forward to your next installment. It’s so neat to rejoyce in other people accomplishments. This web site is great for such comradery.

-- Harold

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