Workshop Build #26: Finishing the Siding

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Blog entry by ~Julie~ posted 10-12-2010 07:53 PM 1667 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 25: Starting the Siding Part 26 of Workshop Build series Part 27: Trimming the workshop windows »

Why do things always take longer to do than we think they will?

The siding is on the workshop, so the outside is mostly complete. I just need to make a small front deck that will sit on the ground in front of my door.

The sides were done (see previous blog post) but we had to do the back of the shop, which is a huge wall, 40’ long. The good thing is there are no windows there, so the bottom part went on quickly.

We rented scaffolding from the Home Depot in order to be able to get the higher pieces put up. My husband did all the high work, I cut angled pieces and handed them up to him.

When the back was done we switched to the front.

We had to work around the porch roof angles on the top and underneath.

We put matching green steel roofing on the small roof the same as there is on the workshop.

It’s nice to be finished, especially since it’s getting colder and snow is most likely on the way soon. be continued…

-- ~Julie~

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#1 posted 10-12-2010 07:58 PM

That is one great shop building and you are doing a wonderful job on it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 10-12-2010 08:21 PM

That will be a very nice place to work especially when winter hits!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#3 posted 10-12-2010 08:22 PM

Coming along great. Color me green with envy!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 10-12-2010 08:27 PM

Wow… The outside pics with the leaves changing colors are gorgeous…

That shops is going to turn out to be someplace special I suspect…

-- My workshop blog can be found at, YouTube Channel

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#5 posted 10-12-2010 11:21 PM

this has turned out to be a wonderful shop julie…the cats meow if you ask me…ive got my own detached shop and have loved it…heated with a wood stove…but most other folks are in garages or small areas…so a place like this is an envy for most…enjoy it…lets see a picture of the wood stove fired up and some hot chocolate brewing…thanks for the great photo’s…grizzman

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

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#6 posted 10-13-2010 12:28 AM

Looks like it will be a great place to work. Good job!

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#7 posted 10-13-2010 12:55 AM

Beautiful shop, wish I had something that size!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#8 posted 10-13-2010 09:42 AM

Hey Julie,
Looking real good…nice job.

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#9 posted 06-10-2011 05:24 AM

Julie; great blog and good to see another northerner on the LJ’s. You’ve given me a lot of ideas for my own shop. My wife and I have 27 acres just outside of Thunder Bay, that we hope someday to build on, which will of course have to include my own dream shop.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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