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    New Shop Build Thread 34x54x16

    Hi All,

    Build thread for me new shop. It is going to be a 34'x54'x16' + 12' wide roof only lean to steel building kit by Versatube. The last 14' will be an apartment/guest house I'll live in while building my main house. After moving in the main house I'll keep the apartment as a guest house or tear it out if I need more shop space.


    Here is an aerial view of where it will be built.


    My brother took some cool aerial video shots of the place when I was grading it


    https://youtu.be/MnnenPSLgbE
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    Re: New Shop Build Thread 34x54x16

    Right now I have the frame for the shop done and am working on sheeting it. Here are some pics after grading but before breaking ground on the foundation up through framing the building.












    - - - Updated - - -

    Here is a time lapse video of the foundation work up through most of the framing. It is close to four months worth of work condensed into a minute.


    https://youtu.be/bocH3gCJvJM

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    That's my dream shop :cheers:

    Looking forward to the build.
    Jim Dawson
    Sandy, Oregon, USA

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    Re: New Shop Build Thread 34x54x16

    Sweet shop. Thanks for sharing

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    Re: New Shop Build Thread 34x54x16

    Brilliant!. The beauty of building what you want from scratch :-)

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Re: New Shop Build Thread 34x54x16

    Here are some pics of the sheeting progress...








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    Re: New Shop Build Thread 34x54x16

    I got some help to do the roof sheeting and roof insulation so we could get it knocked out in a few days. We finished the last panel on Saturday last week. There were some light snow flurries on and off during the day so we had to take a few breaks and wipe off the panels with towels a few times so we wouldn't slip and fall but we got it done. The next day I went out and put on the ridge cap trim. It started snowing about half way through so I had to keep a towel with me everywhere I went on the roof to wipe off a path to step. We got a light snow three inches or so this Monday before I finished getting the overhead doors in. Tuesday and Wednesday I managed to get the last of the overhead doors in. Good thing I got the building dried in when I did because we got a big storm here that hit Wednesday night.


    I measured 15" on the ground outside the shop yesterday. My guess is we got about 18"-20"in two days which is a lot for this area. I have been living here for five years and the most I have seen at once was probably less than 6". I heard the last storm that wasn't even this big was back in the 80s. I have 35" mud tires on my 4x4 and good thing too. Some of the drifts on the road and my driveway were probably closer to 2' or more. Someone else stuck their 4x4 truck with highway tires and he had to leave it and get some snow chains to get it out.








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    Re: New Shop Build Thread 34x54x16

    Beautiful building, bet that set you back a few pennies. LOL Wow you will need to put some insulation in that place or you will never be able to keep it warm if you plan on using it in the winter. Wow and you really get winter there with all that snow. Amazing. Great build man. Love it.

    Russ

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    Re: New Shop Build Thread 34x54x16

    Sure did and a lot of sweat equity! We don't usually get this much snow so it was fun for us for a while. I'm now a little irritated at there being a foot of snow everywhere for the last few days as I'm not used to it and want to get some things done. I need a 4X4 with mud tires just to get in and out to the new place. I have R30 installed on the roof with the last 14' of it (where I'm putting the guest quarters I'll live in while I build my house) has R43. The walls will be R19, its all there just need to get it installed and turn on some heat

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    Re: New Shop Build Thread 34x54x16

    Great work and nice photos - thanks!

    Snow is nice to look at - in photos :-)

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    Re: New Shop Build Thread 34x54x16

    I finished up a timelapse video of the complete build. About 10 months compressed into 60 seconds...

    https://youtu.be/R8u-h1rgjCQ

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    Very nice! When can I move in?
    Jim Dawson
    Sandy, Oregon, USA

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