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Posted September 08, 2013 - 08:21 PM

It all started with the wife telling me that she wants to be able to park in the garage come cold weather and when #3 comes... yeah, this garage:

 

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BUT she said that she would come off of some budget for me to build on to the shack that I store my garden tools in. I explained that it is in too rough of shape and not worth working on... Started pricing lumber and I figured I could put up a 12x28 shed for about $1100. A week later a friend hooked me up with a load of reclaimed lumber.

 

(4) treated 6x6x16'

(8) treated 6x6x12'

(50) rough cut 2x6 ranging from 13' to 16'

and a bunch of other randon 2x6 boards, 2x4 boards, and 5/4's decking boards.

 

So I doubled the design and started digging holes! It is now 28x30. Half will hold a 28' camper and the other side will be 3 bays to hold everything else.

 

This last weekends progress:

 

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And this is how it looked when I stopped tonight:

 

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Posted September 08, 2013 - 08:35 PM

Bigger always better. Framing usually takes a wile sheathing will be fast. Best of luck with the rest of the build .     


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Posted September 08, 2013 - 08:40 PM

Looking good! Always good to have a place the wife doesn't plan to invade.
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Posted September 08, 2013 - 08:58 PM

Looking good! Always good to have a place the wife doesn't plan to invade.

YET..!  :poke:  and how did that camper inherit good ole new Gt space anywhoo?


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Posted September 08, 2013 - 09:57 PM

Looks like it's going to be a nice big building to park stuff in. I wish I could get a lumber deal like that.


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Posted September 08, 2013 - 10:04 PM

I am needing more space, so looking for ideas on how to build it. Thanks for posting the pictures. Can't wait to see the finished project. Would love to have one that size!


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Posted September 09, 2013 - 12:05 AM

Looking good. You had a busy weekend.

The "everything else" side should be able to hold

about 12 GTs. I see 5 in the garage. You should have a great time

Christmas shopping this year. :thumbs:

You know what they say, "build it and they will come"


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Posted September 09, 2013 - 04:57 AM

Congrats on the extra space. We would love to build a big pole shed / barn but in our township if we did our taxes would go up even more.


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Posted September 09, 2013 - 07:59 AM

Thanks for the comments. It is a much needed space since right now the back lot looks like a junk yard... popup camper, jeep, two tractors, 4 mower decks, canoe, (junk) garden shed, random stacks of wood to be reused, etc.

 

The "other stuff" includes our little popup camper and the jeep, both of which have expensive parts that I would rather keep weather off of. Tires on my jeep are $300-$400 each so I would really like to keep the sun off of them. As of now the lowest header is 9' so I should be able to build a loft over a couple of the bays to use for parts storage :)

 

George, our taxes aren't too bad where we are but I am curious to see how much they go up. For the money I'll have in this shed, it's worth it!

 

I just realized that I didn't mention the cost for the lumber... $400... which anyone that has priced lumber recently knows that just the posts are worth that.


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Posted September 09, 2013 - 11:13 AM

The Shed is looking great!! I will be doing the same next summer.  I salvaged all the lumber I could from the Modual I tore down last month.

Not much in the way of Post material so will have to buy them. But there were several 16 ft trailerloads of 2X6 material. And enough concrete blocks(over 300,I don't have an exact count) to go a long ways towards building the root cellar. Recycling is good!


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Posted September 09, 2013 - 11:34 AM

That is looking great. Always nice when you can go bigger. I have my 16x24 packed and still have camper under a portable carport along with a couple tractors too.

 

You got a great deal on the lumber. I just priced some 6x6's to use as steps..... :loosing_it:  :hitting_self_roller:  :boo_hoo:


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Posted September 09, 2013 - 12:39 PM

I've got a couple of cut offs from teh 6x6's, what exactly are you needing? I've also got a huge stack of reclaimed treated 4x4 posts ranging from 2' to 6'.


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Posted September 10, 2013 - 08:37 AM

I've got a couple of cut offs from teh 6x6's, what exactly are you needing? I've also got a huge stack of reclaimed treated 4x4 posts ranging from 2' to 6'.

 

 

Picture below is my plan, maybe. Looks like it may cost way more than I had anticipated. Timber frames and then pour concrete in the middle.

I may just make some plywood/2x6 frames and get a load of gravel/sand mix and just pour all concrete.

 

 

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Posted September 10, 2013 - 09:09 AM

I see what you plan on doing... I don't have near enough for that kind of thing. Have you considered railroad ties?



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Posted September 10, 2013 - 09:50 AM

No I hadn't. Thinking about them though, they may have too much curvature and would have to be milled some to get a nice square board. The 6x6's are perfect as they make a 5 1/2" step up and then double it for the run at 11" which I'm finding out is the norm for outdoor steps like these. My mom has large flat rocks for steps, but they maybe limestone or some type of soft stone as they are starting to disenegrate and come apart, creating an uneven surface. I have 10 or 11 big stones that need to come out and be replaced before someone gets hurt walking up them.






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