Being in my shop for 10 years and relying on small electric heaters for heat has really been a pain so I have finally gotten around to building a room on the back that will be used for the heating system and the dust collector..
It’s a small addition (6’x12’) but will be big enough for my needs. With the help of my youngest son and his friend to do most of the grunt work of digging footings, pouring bags of concrete, toting brick and mixing mortar I got the piers done.
I built the original shop using rough sawn timbers so to keep with the style and the fact that I love working with post and beam I ordered all of the Southern yellow pine 6” x 8”s, 4”x 8”s , 6” x 6”s ,4”x 6”s a few 2” x 4”s, and the 1” x 8”s and 1” x3”s for the board and batten siding from a local saw mill for $.50 a board ft.(1200 bf total)
Daniel and Ted chiseling notches in a 6” x 8” girder for floor joists
The first girders set.
The floor system timbers done.
To be continued
-- Mike --www.midlothianwoodworks.com