Constructing My New 30 X 30 Shop #6: Putting the Exterior Sheeting on Walls

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Blog entry by helluvawreck posted 09-25-2013 05:02 PM 3765 reads 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Framing the Walls Part 6 of Constructing My New 30 X 30 Shop series Part 7: Roof Framing and Sheeting »

The next step in the construction of my shop was to install the exterior sheeting. This will stiffen everything up prior to putting up roof trusses and the rest of the sheeting. Since these pictures should be self explanatory, I won’t bother to comment on each picture.

The next step will be the roof trusses and the rest of the exterior sheeting. Thanks for reading this blog about the construction of my shop.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 09-25-2013 05:09 PM

You’re really cruising along. Although to you it may not seem like it. Keep us informed.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 09-25-2013 05:23 PM

moving right along there charles
sure looks real good

the one thing i do
is run the sheeting up to the top of the truss
(mine have a riser block in the heel end
to be able to use R-38 insulation)
that block i am able to nail the paneling to
and that acts as a hurricane clip too
with just the 2×4 top overhang coming thru a notch for it in the panel
they are ready spaced and the trusses drop in

no bird blocks to add later
and it ties the truss to the studs
(i do still use metal clips inside for extra holding)

-- 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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#3 posted 09-25-2013 05:30 PM

Looks good Charles. You’ll be makin sawdust fore long for sure.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#4 posted 09-25-2013 05:38 PM

I will be watching this! I hope to be able to build something similar in a few years.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#5 posted 09-25-2013 05:38 PM

construction of a new shop and your dream shop charles is a beautiful thing, its getting closer to the time when all will be in place, and we can then share the very best part of this, woodworking, one thing i am going to start is a woodworking journal, this is where i can write out and draw sketches of future projects, , and im looking forward to seeing yours…are you going to put a metal roof on…i highly recommend one..

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

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#6 posted 09-25-2013 05:52 PM

Awesome Charles, really excited to watch this come together for you! You’re living a dream, man.

-- Steve

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#7 posted 09-25-2013 05:55 PM

Hello helluvawreck

A very exciting project.

Seeing your new shop makes me jalous because my shop is so small

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#8 posted 09-25-2013 06:11 PM

Good progress since last Charles. It’s going to be one fine shop.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 09-25-2013 08:03 PM

David… Now, you tell him… :)
... not sure… but, isn’t it too late now? :)

Sure looks like good progress!

The roof is almost ON!!
... just the trusses & away we go!

I think we must finish before Winter sets in… Right?
... no sweat to me…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#10 posted 09-25-2013 08:04 PM

It’s going to be one helluvashop. Best of luck.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 09-25-2013 08:36 PM

Lookin’ good, man am I jealous!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#12 posted 09-25-2013 09:00 PM

looking good. One thing though: I’m surprised that the small number of windows. I know that if I had a stand of trees outside my shop I’d put in a row of windows for sure. I get a little claustrophobic in my garage shop with one 2’x1’ window.

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#13 posted 09-25-2013 09:02 PM

Charles, I love the look of a well-framed wall. You’re making great progress.

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#14 posted 09-25-2013 09:03 PM

All that room!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 09-25-2013 10:01 PM

Moving right along and lookin’ good!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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