Well, the Pics I'm about to post probably won't look like much. Hopefully over the next couple months I can change that. I have a 14x16 shed on my property. Never really knew what I was going to do with it until about a week ago. Plan is to move it down on my pond, and turn it into sleeping Quarters. There will be two sets of glass sliding doors opening up onto a 6x16 deck that overhangs the water. Inside will be rustic with rough sawn beams, walls and ceiling, the floor will be a little more refined. I have enough slate tile to finish it with. There will be two queen beds but no electricty Plan is to locate some gas lights that will run off a 20# propane bottle.
anyhow, The building is built around telephone poles like a pole building. The back side is at ground level while the front is about 3' in the air. The poles around the outside continue through the walls to the ceiling. Then 2x6 horizontal perlins are attached to the poles to make up the studding for the walls.
Plan is to sandwich treated 2x8s around the poles, at the base of the building, to make skids.
So, after the skids are attached, I'll cut the poles from underneath and lower the building down. Its going to be a little tricky. Once the building is skidded to it's new home it will rest on top of a series of 2x10" headers The headers will sit ontop of 2x6" poles concreted into the ground. The original 2x8 skids will act as headers.
So I've taken the first steps to make this happen. For about the past five days I've been working daylight to dark. The building was filled with trash from the previous owners and I'm guilty of filling the front of the building with my own Junk. When I first moved here I was desperate to store some things from my old garage and it never left that building until now. So far I've managed to take one full trailer load of good stuff to my garage. Its been sorted and put away. I've also managed to remove 2700#s of trash that was left there by the previous owners. After the initial trash was hauled away, There was also a bunch of drywall to remove. Someone had nailed pieces of random size drywall to the walls with 16d nails. Hiding in the walls, as I'd figured was a shit load of roaches, snakes, mice and rats and everything you can imagine chewed to make nests. I removed an entire wheel borrow load of rat feces(I kid you not), about 15 snake skins, a few thousand cock roaches and a bunch of nasty shit. I retired 5 pretty large black snakes and moved them to their new forever home. Its an abandoned barn a couple miles up the road. I thanked them for their service and wished them good luck.
I still need to clean out some scrap building materials stored outside in front of the shed and also a bunch of shit from under the shed. I'm not looking forward to the under part at all. there is still a bunch of extruded aluminum and all kinds of lumber and other trash under there. Since I have to crawl under there to first clean it out, then to build the skids and cut the poles, I'm hoping for a few days of freezing temps. I figure that will help slow down any creepy crawlies, that otherwise, I know can crawl faster than me
On to the pic...
First up...The shed. I had a bunch of random building material stored on the lower side. much of it was rotten and got burnt.
anyhow, this is the side that will have the glass sliding doors facing the pond. The steel hangs over 6" (you can see where it is bent) so it will get trimmed all the way around the building so I can attach the skids.
Side of the shed.
I've dug the back side enough (aprox 2.5' down) to get the skids attached and hopefully enough room to cut the poles. Then the plan is to slide long telephone poles under the skids to act as rollers.
(rat feces make a hot fire
Lots of snake skins got burnt. I didn't start taking photos until most of the inside had been cleaned. This is only a small tail piece.
I found these neat storage bins attached to the back wall. They're probably out of a general store or something because there is actually a tag, I can't remember selling what, 6 fer $. If the could only talk. The ten different colors of paint tells a story in itself. Anyhow, I didn't even know these were in there.
In the pic you can see some of the drywall behind the bins
Some of the last pieces of drywall to come down with feces, and nests...No snakes behind this one though
I've never seen the inside. Took a hell of a lot of work to reach this point.
This is how I left it this evening
I'm moving slow but hopefully much much more to come...