Yep, it is happening. I have for years wanted to get out of the garage for various reasons. It is crowded and getting more crowded, it isn't "MY" space so subject to anyone putting stuff where they want and use what they want for whatever reason. On our farm we have a small building originally a drive thru corncrib (for ear corn) built in the '40's. We have used it for equipment storage, tie area (with furnace blower for air movement) for the girl's 4H calves, and various other ideas. Well, I have finally decided to get it completed and in use by this winter. Projects are piling up and the garage is uninsulated and quite chilly in the winter. So, insulation, wiring, flooring, roofing (holes for loading crib with corn currently in roof!), doors, exterior walls, interior walls. This is not a large building, it is 22'X22'. 12' eaves. Rotted sills, rotted studs, plenty of opportunities for practicing rough carpentry! So, hang with me as I try to document this process and make it understandable. A lot of things have to happen, stuff moved out, lean to full of stickered rough cut cherry, maple, ash, beech, walnut, oak, and other fine cuts of wood need moved so the exterior South wall can be completed. My grandfather was an orphan, so I don't know my ancestry on his side, might be polish, been accused of it from time to time. Also bred and born a redneck so many "novel" ideas may be used to get roughed in for winter. Oh, I should add, I am cheap. If my horse can't turn on a dime and hand me five cents change, I will sell him and go to the next one!!
Anyway, will try to start posting pictures tomorrow evening and let you see what I am starting with, where I hope to end up, and of course you will see all of the junk (treasures! I have to do something with.
This will not be a Marty build. This is for my hobby of working with wood, sneaking in a reloading bench, and a place to hang and cut up deer out of the weather. And my youngest got engaged two weeks ago so costs have to stay at a minimum as I am delegating money to a wedding for next May!
Questions and comments are always welcome. Depending on my mood and how I interpret them will determine if I answer in the public forum or PM you directly!
So, crawl in, sit down, hang on, we'll go on this ride together and see what we come up with. I appreciate and respect all the opinions as I know nothing! It is part of my dream coming true and quite honestly, I have had a very good life and this is a continuation of it. So, pics tomorrow, this is just my introduction of this complex project. Around this project is my day to day farm operation, finishing putting the FFA barn at the county fairgrounds to bed for the year, bus inspection, start of school and training two horses, a three year old stallion (App) and a six year old gelding (buckskin).
Last edited by Jonathan Shively; 01-04-2012 at 05:21 PM.
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