Category Archives: Post Frame Shop

Post Frame Shop – Outside Finishing Touches, Inside Work

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The summer of 2021 has flown by, and I’ve continued to nibble away at the shop building. Most of the wiring has been pulled but only one circuit is active right now. Most of the grass around the shop (planted on fill dirt) died off in the summer heat, necessitating reseeding this Autumn. I added a fire pit since I… Read more »

Post Frame Shop – Backfill

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Since I’ve been held up waiting on materials, I spent three very full days last week backfilling around the shop and doing other yardwork with Beth (filling in low spots and sowing grass seed). Since I have a surplus of dirt, I also offered to fill in low spots in both adjoining neighbor’s yards. My missing steel panels arrived this morning,… Read more »

Post Frame Shop – Wall Steel

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It’s been two months since the last update on the shop building, and it’s definitely starting to look like a building now. After finishing the girts, I had a little more framing to do, including the overhead door jambs and backing for the soffits.

Post Frame Shop – Girts

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After allowing the concrete to cure for about ten days, I started working on framing the girts. I’m using commercial / bookshelf girts, which are 2×8 boards laid flat, 24″ on center. They look like bookshelves, thus the name, and allow for easy addition of horizontal batt insulation in the walls. Wall sections that are < 24″ wide, or thereabouts,… Read more »