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 »
After a bit of a delay, the concrete folks came out and started forming up to pour the main floor. Because our soil is somewhat expansive, I put in more compacted fill (8″ of crusher run gravel + 4″ sand) for a more stable base. Once they had the fill done, it was time to prep for in-floor heat.
Not a lot of visible progress in this update, other than a really muddy site at the end. I rented a trencher for a day and ran separate trenches for power and water from the house. Also trenched for french drains around both the shop and the house.
My Brother-in-law and his wife ended up staying with us an extra few days, and we were able to get about ¾ of the roof panels installed before rain moved in and they had to leave. Once things dried up a bit, my wife and I finished the remaining nine panels. This meant I had no choice but to harness… Read more »
When we last left our story, the post holes had just been filled with concrete and were setting up. After a couple days of rain stopped work, I spent a couple more hours excavating the site to get it more level within the building line. My brother-in-law and his wife joined us for a couple weeks and we started by… Read more »
Want to lose 7 pounds in four days? Set posts! After checking and re-checking my batter board string dimensions and watching a few YooToob videos, I tackled the first post this past Tuesday afternoon.
When we downsized to our 3BR house on one acre in Mid-southern Tennessee, we quickly filled the two-car detached garage to the point we could barely walk through. Cars, tractors and implements, trailers and other yard equipment have had to live out in the weather, waiting until I could build a post-frame shop (pole barn).