|Project by kewald||posted 1748 days ago||2213 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
Our place is in the hill country north of San Antonio, TX. The house was here when we bought the place, but it had no garage. So, 6 years ago I decided to take a sabattical and build a workshop.
My wife, a couple of friends and I did all the work except for the concrete slab.
The first picture shows me putting up part of one of the many steel arches that make up the shell. The second picture is me catching a breather while hanging 6” insulation to the ceiling. The last picture is the front of the shop with it’s dock.
The end walls are 6” conventional wood construction. The interior includes a small office, closet, utility room and painting room complete with explosion proof exhaust fan. I built and erected the end walls single handedly, using a come-a-long to tilt up the base walls and then to lift the gable walls. The shell is set in concrete in channels in the slab. This baby isn’t going anywhere!
It’s air conditioned with two window units (one is a heat pump), and there is a wood burning stove for winter heat (all ten days a year).
Total area is about 800 square feet, and I need more room!!!
-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX