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Forum topic by Milo posted 07-25-2012 08:21 PM 857 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-25-2012 08:21 PM

Ugh, it looks like I am moving back to Florida, and I am going to have to get build/have built a new shop. If I commondeer the garage again I am dead meat.

I have about enough space to put in one of those Home Depot 2 story barns behind the house.

Should I? It SEEMS the easiest approach. I will be starting a new job and won’t have time to build something myself. Yes, I KNOW that would be cheaper, but I want my shop fairly quickly, dang it. Guys gotta have his man cave with FIVE women in the house!

Does anyone know any other decent prefab 2 stories that are available in the Florida Panhandle?

PLEASE suggest away!

Milo

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#1 posted 07-25-2012 09:39 PM

Where in the panhandle,There are several different places.some will custom build.

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#2 posted 07-25-2012 09:53 PM

custom build, (at least here in Utah) it is cheaper

-- Bert

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#3 posted 07-25-2012 09:54 PM

What John said! Take time to look around and try to find something already made. Most storage building companies will build to your specs at no additional charge. It may take a few weeks, but it would be worth it. Don’t buy from Lowes or Home Depot. If you’ll compare prices, you’ll know why. Good luck.

Edit:. . . . and what Bert said, too.

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#4 posted 07-25-2012 09:55 PM

custom build, (at least here in Utah) it is cheaper.
I saved over $6000.00 building a shop compared with one this sheds you are talking about

-- Bert

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#5 posted 07-25-2012 11:50 PM

... and if you have room for TWO of them barns, get TWO! LOL

You’ll love it…

OR… do what Bert said… & make it twice as big! LOL

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#6 posted 07-25-2012 11:58 PM

Why take two when One’ll do!

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#7 posted 07-26-2012 12:03 AM

Build one that is 1 million square foot, has full ducted dust collection with a baghouse or 40 hp cyclone.
Make it your dream… Plenty of space and ten thousand bf of every lumber species… We all want a shop like that, so build it!

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#8 posted 07-26-2012 12:10 AM

They’re just like Hard disks used to be…

Jim C.
Always get TWICE what you think you will need… the first one will fill-up faster than you think… LOL

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#9 posted 07-26-2012 01:02 AM

jim c has a point. especially if its just temporary. If you can get all of that in one of those buildings, you’re in trouble. You won’t have a lot of extra space, but what the hell…...My shop is 12×16…...and if you listed all of your machines, I have more. Everything is on wheels. Its a hassle, but until I win the lottery, it will have to do.

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#10 posted 07-26-2012 01:08 AM

I live just above the Florida panahandle in Dothan, Alabama. I’m about 1.5 hours away from the gulf. Where are moving to?

I know around here there are several small places around town that sell those prefab buildings like your are talking about. I have been in some of them and they are pretty darn nice.

If you are willing to spend the extra money and you know that is the route you want to go I would make one suggestion, try to get one with 9’ ceilings. Seems like the ones I have seen are 8’ and I know 9’ is much easier to work in.

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#11 posted 07-26-2012 05:04 AM

Sailor : I agree 100 % about the 9 ft ceilings.the centeror my shop is 9’ 6”the sides are 8’,a whole lot easyer to flip a sheet of plywood around.the place I was talking about is in Ponce DeLeon Fl. that custom builds.

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#12 posted 07-26-2012 11:13 PM

Nope, won’t be temporary. It’s outside of Tallahassee, and I really like the 16×16 or 16×20 HD Summer Wind 2 story barn design because it will fit VERY nicely behind that house and shouldn’t be visible from the road. If I can find plans I’d take a whack at doing it myself, but haven’t had any luck finding them.

Any suggestions on places for do-it-yourself pre-fab at a good price?

Sailor, can you email me some suggestions from Dothan? Been there many times.

John, same to you, can you suggest anyone?

Thanks!

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#13 posted 07-26-2012 11:14 PM

how about a Steel building?

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#14 posted 07-26-2012 11:15 PM

If you want a link… http://www.superiorsheds.com/Steel-Buildings

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#15 posted 07-26-2012 11:38 PM

Steel wouldn’t fly in the neighborhood. Gotta go wood, I think…? But I need two floors.

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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