new shop addition

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Project by tjf1 posted 12-05-2012 02:44 AM 1792 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am building a addition to my old shop about 3600 sqft i hope its enough. Made it 2 stories built it out of 2×8 walls with 4ply 2×12 band all the way around. The floor system is 14” tji. framed all of it myself except for the 4ply 18”lvl 43’ long holding up the joists.

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#1 posted 12-05-2012 03:15 AM

Moving right along, how long before you can use the space

-- Norman

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#2 posted 12-05-2012 03:19 AM

trusses and second floor wall package 4 days to put together concrete guys next week maybe hopefully moved in with heat and wiring middle january i hope

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#3 posted 12-05-2012 09:00 AM

a better picture maybe

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#4 posted 12-05-2012 09:02 AM

the red barn is my old shop didnt look that big until i started nailing and glueing wood together

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#5 posted 12-05-2012 09:51 AM

coming along real nice

very well done
should be a joy to work in

keep us current
lots to share here

-- 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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#6 posted 12-05-2012 11:49 AM

Gona be a nice shop!!!!!!!keep up posted on da progress..


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#7 posted 12-05-2012 01:06 PM

wow!!!nice shop maybe you can squeeze into the 3600 sq for sharing!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 12-05-2012 01:55 PM

wonderful way to go… many of us our quite envious. Equivalent to 60 X 60? Huge. I’d wear out just walking from one end to the other.

I like your choice of materials… hefty… keep the updates coming…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#9 posted 12-05-2012 02:18 PM

Sweet! You can NEVER have “too much” room, eh?

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#10 posted 12-05-2012 10:06 PM

Looking great! Congrats on the build.

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#11 posted 12-05-2012 11:24 PM

i would have used 2×12 floor joists but they were twice as much as the tji’s

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#12 posted 12-05-2012 11:29 PM

Making good progress.

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#13 posted 12-06-2012 01:27 PM

Very impressive self build mate, you must be satisfied with your labours so far? Just be careful not to overfill it with tools and other toys or you’ll be building an extension for your extension in a couple of years.

Good luck

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#14 posted 12-06-2012 08:32 PM

3600 sqft addition to your existing shop? I wish I had half of that space. Looks like a lot of new tools needed to fill this space.

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#15 posted 12-18-2012 03:07 AM

some new pictures

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