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Project by chebeaguewoodbutcher posted 979 days ago 3313 views 11 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My new timber frame barn. Foundation and deck constructed weekends in the summer of 2010 and barn cut and erected 2011. took 22 weekends to cut the frame out of green hemlock and approx 1 month to erect and close in. the barn is 30×30 and is going to be my retirement shop. Next step to insulate and add heat, wiring and the the fun part of setting up my new shop. stay tuned for updates

-- chebeaguewoodbutcher

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#1 posted 979 days ago

beautiful! I converted my garage into my workshop, now I have nowhere to park my car when the weather is bad!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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#2 posted 979 days ago

Live the dream! It’s going to be a great shop!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#4 posted 978 days ago

Great start on a beauitful workshop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 978 days ago

Great project, great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 978 days ago

Looks like you are going to have a great shop.
Have you looked into using spray foam insulation for your shop? I built my new shop about 4 years ago and had foam insulation sprayed in….that is one of the best choices i could have made. it keeps the tempurature always comfortable and I never need any heat in the shop. My shop is 24×40 and always has a low moisture content in the wood i store inside.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#8 posted 978 days ago

Great start on that shop. That is gonna be a fantastic space to work in!

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#9 posted 978 days ago

Once you get it finished and set up, you’ll be living the dream! Looks good, fits in with the surroundings very well.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#10 posted 978 days ago

Congratulations on your new shop! Greg gave you wonderful advice, yes it is a bit pricier than regular insulation but much better and you will definitely recoup the savings in a few years!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#11 posted 978 days ago

Awesome space and construction! Enjoy for many many years to come.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#12 posted 978 days ago

Good for you,it has so much character

-- Billp

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Blake Thornton

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#13 posted 978 days ago

Wow… what a shop.

And did I correctly read that you made your own timbers?!

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#14 posted 978 days ago

Wow. Awesome looking shop. Please be sure to add more updates – I would love to see how it looks when it is all finished up!

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#15 posted 978 days ago

Wonderful shop. Of course, you do know it is already to small. If you can go with the spray in insulation, it really is worth it

-- Norman

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