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Blog series by SemperSailor updated 09-09-2018 02:54 PM 6 parts 4107 reads 14 comments total

Part 1: Plans

03-03-2018 01:30 AM by SemperSailor | 8 comments »

Hey Jocks, I’m taking a break from the dinghy-building to make a shop! I probably should have done this in the first place, but… Anyway, the plan here is to build a 15’ x 30’ wooden frame building to migrate the boat-building from the basement. Here’s the plan: Got the building permit today!

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Part 2: Clearing & Digging

03-31-2018 11:59 AM by SemperSailor | 2 comments »

Hi Jocks, Well, I think the snow is finally behind us. We took a maple tree down yesterday that was crowding the job site. Most of it will be chipped and split, and I’m tempted to have the lower 7 foot section rough sawn into planks. I need to figure that one out, as the effort to get it to a saw mill might be too much. I also started digging the hole for my cornerstone pier and started hitting water at 40”. The frost line here is 45” so I’m a little conc...

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Part 3: New Foundation Plan

06-23-2018 12:30 PM by SemperSailor | 0 comments »

Hey Jocks, It’s been a while since my last post. Had to do some research on alternate foundation techniques. I switched from concrete piers to a leveled plot with rock. Once leveled, I laid 4×4 posts down and basically build a deck floor on top. I used pressure treated 2×6 for the frame and the cross joists. As you can see, I did not off-set my floor panels in the correct direction. My local inspector told me I could correct that when I put the next layer of ply...

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Part 4: Building Roof Trusses and Walls

08-04-2018 05:41 PM by SemperSailor | 0 comments »

On to the roof trusses… All 22 of them… Walls were fun to build, although I lost the 16” OC after a couple of 8’ sections…

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Part 5: Mounting and Stabilizing the Trusses

08-04-2018 05:51 PM by SemperSailor | 4 comments »

This step was more difficult than I anticipated. The trusses are very top-heavy when they are installed. Once we got past the halfway point, they became a little more stable. We added plywood as we went along to stiffen the build.

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Part 6: Roof and Wall Sheathing

09-09-2018 02:54 PM by SemperSailor | 0 comments »

Got the roof, and most of the wall, sheathing up. It was not easy. Don’t think I am going back up to install the metal roof. I’ll be out-sourcing that job… This end wall will actually be two wide-swinging doors, and need to think through how to create the weather-proofing above them…thoughts? Starting the home wrapping and window installation Building the barn doors was pretty fun…not too hard either. Getting he siding panels up...

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