Workshop Build #12: Starting to paint, the woodsheds built, soffit and fascia

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Blog entry by ~Julie~ posted 03-27-2010 02:52 AM 4056 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In June of 2009, I got started on the painting on the garage side before all the OSB was up on my workshop side. I used Kilz Original and put on two coats. This was hard to do because you really have to push hard on the roller to get it in all the recesses in the OSB and my hand pain problem was not compatible with all that roller work. Anyway, I did do it, here is the back wall of the garage and the dividing wall with one coat:

garage paint

I started moving my tools into the shop so I could work on some things while it was still being finished off.

At this point we stopped working on the garage and had to make wood sheds to hold the wood that would heat the garage/workshop and the house for the winter. The previous heating season we piled wood beside the outdoor furnace under tarps, which was not so much fun in -30C weather. We designed a shed for each side of the furnace that would each hold about 20 face cords.

Here’s the first wall going up:
woodshed wall
the outer frame:
woodshed frame
the roof rafters on:
roof rafters
the steel roofs on and wood inside (remember we made two!):

Then in Sept. my husband put up the soffit and fascia around the outside of the garage/workshop so that no more animals or birds could get into the eaves, as we had birds nesting there in the spring:

soffit and fascia

We still haven’t decided on an outside covering for the garage/workshop, and we don’t have a colour picked out although we do want something to look nice with our green roof. We would like something basically maintenance free, so it may turn out to be vinyl siding. be continued…

-- ~Julie~

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#1 posted 03-27-2010 03:38 AM

really nice set up julie..ive got a friend in michigian who has had one of those wood heaters installed . he really likes burns very efficient should have plenty of fire wood there…i bet the shop is working out really nice….

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

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#2 posted 03-28-2010 04:40 AM

Good job there! How long did it take you guys to fill the wood shed and do you have a “play area” in back of the wood shed?? ;-) I envy you guys! Keep it square, level and plumb.


-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 05-06-2010 12:30 AM

Man that’s some firewood. My firewoodbin is about 3’ X 5’... don’t seem to use much in Florida!!! Julie – your building is nothing less then inspirational.

-- Harold

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