Tag Archives: construction

Shop Enclosed

After a year I finally got insulated doors built this past week.  Today I installed them.  Now the shop can be heated and I can work in comfort and insulate and sheath the interior.



Finished The Outside Of The Shop Today

With the exception of the doors, the ceiling and wall sheathing are now complete. We finished placing the battens in place today. They still need to be fully nailed to the boards beneath. We used 1″ lumber and 1×2 battens. It is in the back of the quonset which is still used for farm implements and will receive rough treatment. Better boards than metal or sheathing or gyprock.

Rolled Roofing Installed On Shop Ceiling

…cleaning the floor/ceiling of our weaving workshop, then applying roofing underlayment, and finally laying down rolled roofing (in white, which is all they had, but was great because it gives a bit more light up above)…I now need to seal the cracks with some heated asphalt sealant…tomorrow?…and then pour on the sand so that these sealed cracks will not stick to the weaving items and other things we will store up there…

Shop Roof / Decking

I had hoped to build an unattached stairway to be mounted to the wall once it was sheathed.  But I am without enough 2 x 6’s so that will have to wait until I can get some cut.  It takes a long time to plane one side adequately, then to trim one end, flip and cut it to length, slide it upstairs and then to fasten it down, staggering the butt joints, since these lengths are only 16′ and the span is 20′.  Ten feet of deck was put up between today and yesterday…more today as we got a rhythm going.  We are about one quarter done.  This will provide a substantial-sized storage area.


Weaving Shop Progress

Hauling 2 x 6 x 16 lumber inside our quonset shed today, we trimmed the ends and nailed them into place as rafters on the shop for the weaving loom.  We left a great deal of overhang as the centre of area of the shop requires a 14′ span.  The overlap from the two areas to either side will be laminated onto the rafters of this centre part to add a great deal of both strength and stability.  Another good day on the farm…