shop construction #2: back to the beginning

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Blog entry by papaj posted 12-22-2009 08:32 AM 1169 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is going bacwards a little since I found the pics from the beginning of the project. What got me started on actually building the new shop was my boat project. Here is a pic of my boat project under the carport I was using to protect the build. You can see my small garage in the pic.

So, down with the old and up with the new. Deconstruction begins. The old garage was built in 1942. I donated 95% of the materials to Reconstructed. I kept some of the pieces for myself to incorporate into the new construction and projects.

Next came lot clearing. We had to cut down a 10yr old maple that sprouted up. Here is a pic of my son Josh grinding the stump so we wont get any new growth through the new foundation. Also used root kill.

Here is a pic of my tore up yard. The footings, sewer, and main water line all excavated.

Forms, concrete pumping…truck can’t get far enough back, and stem walls up.

Got everything backfilled then ready for the slab pour, and finished slab.

Ok, now we are back to where I started the blog originally. Putting up the walls.

More updates to come. Thanks for reading.

-- papaj, Oregon

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#1 posted 12-22-2009 03:58 PM

Thank you for posting the pics, we love to watch as others build shops. It is really great to be able to feel like part of the process.


-- Hope Never fails

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#2 posted 12-23-2009 04:55 AM

I enjoy watching those building construction pictures as much as I Love watching it on the work site.
Thank you Papaj.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 01-06-2010 08:46 PM

Thanks for the updates and I think that it is pretty awesome idea that you have reconstructed your garage and the new one looks pretty interesting.I would also like to know that What do you think of portable storage (containers) if it is rented for only $59.99/month or less than that?

Portable Storage,

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#4 posted 01-06-2010 08:52 PM

Thanks for posting the pictures!

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