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    Well, since everybody else is working on their shop...PICS....

    Howdy folks,

    I think I learned a valuable lesson in the last 2 days......

    I better stick to appraising dents and not go into a career in framing!!!

    I've had the materials for this little shop addition laying in the shop for a month or so just waiting for me to have time to get going on this project. I've been wanting to get the lawn mower, tiller, shovels etc...etc...etc...etc.......the heck out of my shop for a long time. Finally it looks like I'm about to get my wish.

    I had this little room built on the back of the shop just to house the compressor when the shop was built 11 years ago. You can see it's a lovely thing. Quite the exercise in craftsmanship. It simply wasn't even worth painting when I painted the shop. Besides, it was a great excuse to build something a little bigger.

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    I took off yesterday afternoon. Payton had the afternoon off as well. So we got the old POS off the back of the shop and the 4X4's in the ground in so we could be on to some framing today. Payton had to work so LOML was elected to help. It seemed like progress was really going slow, but we did manage to get the thing framed. No small feat for us because Cheryl knows just about as much about framing as I do. ZERO

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    Here it is from the other side. It's 9 X 9. I am using a metal roof so I could use a pretty flat pitch to get as much height as possible. I want to jamb as much stuff in there as I can so the high storage sure will come in handy for all that crap I'll never need but don't want to throw away. I will be using the same siding/cedar trim so it should match the shop pretty well.

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    Tomorrow Cheryl and I have to head over to my Mom's house and starting interior painting over there so I probably won't be able to get back on this project for a while. I sure am anxious to get it done so maybe I'll play sick from work a day or two next week and see if I can get it done. Wish me luck!!!

    Thanks for looking,

    Terry

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    Framing's looking good Terry, but is that thing just laying on the ground? Out my way, that would last about one winter with the frost and all. Good luck with the rest of it.
    Procrastination.......

    Maybe I'll think about that tomorrow

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    LOU,

    More like pole barn construction. The 4 - 4 X 4's are 2 ft deep in concrete. I'm wrapping the lower portion of the walls with cedar and siding above the with Z flashing in-between.

    Terry

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    Good for you, Terry! That little add-on should go a long way in reclaiming valuable shop space! My "finishing room" is *still* loaded up with crap from the move, though we are starting to make a dent in it. Keep us posted on progress!
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    John,

    The shop clutter is a "seasonal" thing for me. This time of year it seems the shop is always piled up with gardening utensils, weed eaters, pump up sprayers, fertilizer, potting soil etc... I usually just jamb as much as I can in the storage building during the winter. Now I won't have to do that and I can get a few other things in there as well.

    t

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    Congrats Buddy..!!!!

    Are you doing that so the BBQ will have the "neat as a pin" look and feel to it?

    Wish I lived closer as I really like doing that kind of work. Excellent job and I know you'll get a lot of good use out of that addition.

    Kinda gives me an idea of what I need to do.!!!
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    Terry, I forget where you live but would suggest a couple of things that you can still do at this point.

    Your bottom plate, pick up some wood preserative like thompsons and cover the bottom plate and even up the studs for a couple of feet, then get some tar paper and wrap it from the inside under the plate and outside, at least 16" on the wall. Even the tar used on concrete walls would work and probably keep the bugs out of it also, if you go the tar routs, seal it the best you can after with a vapor barrier.The spruce/fir will not last very long once the moisture gets at it.

    Andy

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    heres the addition I built for my DC and compressor, I moved the lathe out there too. I'm no carpenter alot of mistakes but it should stand for a long time.
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    Mike

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    Andy,

    I like the Thompson's idea. I'll get some and do that. I never intended to seal the bottom to be weather tight. Nothing keeps the bugs out of anything here in AR so not to worried about that.

    I actually bought treated 2 X 4's for the bottom plates and then realized that I didn't have any nails for my Senco rated for this new treated stuff and none of the big boxes had any so I decided to just use the SPF. I could just picture the treated bottom plates falling off in a few years if the nails rust through. That would be nice!! I'll use some galvanized screws in addition to the nails to hold the wall sections to the posts so hopefully that will be OK. This new treated is a pain!!!

    The old shed SPF framing actually held up pretty well and one side of it was open to the weather. The siding was the main problem. It turned to mush in a few years. That's why I am putting the cedar band around the bottom and then Z flashing the siding. I planed some 3/4" RS cedar down to 1/2" to fit the Z flashing and the cedar will extend a little bit below the bottom plate. Hopefully it will hold up.

    Thanks,

    t

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    Mike,

    I like it!!! Looks good. It's nice to have the conpressor outside the shop. I'm leaving space to possibly move my cyclone out to the addition someday, but I really don't have any plans to do that any time soon. Moving the cyclone would mean an entire duct system redo and that does not sound like too much fun...but maybe someday.

    t

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    Thumbs up Looking great Terry

    But-------- It isn't big enough for me to park in it. Gonna have to bring my bicycle? Awww.
    As far as them arkansas critters, they gotta have a place to crawl in somewhere, so don't worry about the gaps on the bottom.
    You gotta have some snake scare once in a while!!!!!

    Steve


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    Steve,

    I bet there is not even room for your bicycle in there by the time you get here for the BBq. I have atleast 20 X 20 worth of crap to jamb into my 9 X 9 room!!!

    I wasn't worried about the gaps...that is my secret design for air flow through the structure.

    t

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Hatfield
    I wasn't worried about the gaps...that is my secret design for air flow through the structure.

    t
    Hah! No "secret" there, bud! That's how *most* of my structures are "designed"!
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    Bigger is better! Go Terry!
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    Very nice.
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    Looks good Terry!
    Jim

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