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Project by chebeaguewoodbutcher posted 11-20-2011 01:08 AM 3521 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 11-20-2011 01:24 AM

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 11-20-2011 01:33 AM

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

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 11-20-2011 01:48 AM


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

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#4 posted 11-20-2011 01:54 AM

Great start on a beauitful workshop.

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#5 posted 11-20-2011 02:07 AM

Great project, great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 11-20-2011 02:12 AM

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.

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#8 posted 11-20-2011 03:39 AM

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 11-20-2011 03:46 AM

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 11-20-2011 04:06 AM

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 11-20-2011 04:24 AM

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 11-20-2011 04:39 AM

Good for you,it has so much character

-- Billp

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#13 posted 11-20-2011 05:11 AM

Wow… what a shop.

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

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#14 posted 11-20-2011 07:36 AM

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 11-20-2011 07:42 AM

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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