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Author Topic: The Whack Shack (formerly known as The Aviary)  (Read 49160 times)

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: The Aviary?
« Reply #10 on: Oct 23, 2012, 18:04:50 »
Nice! Wish I was closer man. I'd definitely lend ya some labor!
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Re: The Aviary?
« Reply #11 on: Oct 23, 2012, 20:27:50 »
Man, I wish y'all were closer as well. Every time Scott comes over he makes me stop and wrench on his junk! :P

Kiley, yes it's alot of work. Thankfully this is the most tedious part, and should start rolling along from here (fingers crossed :)) And I can't tell you how many times, even this far, I've mumbled "I wish I could afford to pay somebody to do this for me...". But in reality, like Barker mentioned, it's like building a bike. You can see your progress in steps. And there's the satisfaction of stepping back and saying "I did that". As I'm sure you can attest to :D
Maritime, it's 16'x24'. The original plan was for a 20'x20', but it would've cramped up that side of the yard too much. So I decided to go a little narrower and a little longer to keep roughly the same square footage. And yea, my brother does carpentry work and has a framing nailer. He believes that floor to roof should take 2, maybe 3, weekends. So, (again, fingers crossed) hopefully I'll be moving in around Thanksgiving.

And here's where it stands as of 30 minutes ago... DONE with the foundation.

Well... really about 99.5% Done. I had about four of the pads under the pedistals go rogue on me. Once I centered the pedistals I noticed a few pads were no longer centered, but only by a couple of inches. I'll get them corrected tomorrow. Now I need to get another 12 yds of mud delivered to bring the rest of the yard up to grade. Once that's done, we put the wood to her :D
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Re: The Aviary?
« Reply #12 on: Oct 23, 2012, 21:40:54 »
Man I built a 12x20 last year just so I could get back in my garage! Enjoy the space caus it fills up quick! Good luck.

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Re: The Aviary?
« Reply #13 on: Oct 23, 2012, 22:59:19 »
Man o man you got a flat yard lucky sob haha good deal man keep the pictures comming

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Re: The Aviary?
« Reply #14 on: Oct 24, 2012, 00:13:13 »
Sweet deal, nice blocks! Making a shotgun shop are we? Acadian style garage maybe? Haha, I like how we have to use blocks to keep our feet from getting wet in light rains! Looking good though!
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Offline andycafe

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Re: The Aviary?
« Reply #15 on: Oct 26, 2012, 04:24:45 »
Nice work dude  :) , You will definitely have sense of pride / achievement once it all done (I do  ;D ) Are you going to spread some gravel about the area under what will be your raised floor to reduce damp dirt smells if it gets wet?

great place for ideas and tips (as passed on to me  ;)www.garagejournal.com

Looking forward to seeing your shop and ideas man  :)

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Re: The Aviary?
« Reply #16 on: Oct 26, 2012, 11:38:37 »
Righteous.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Offline Clutch48

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Re: The Aviary?
« Reply #17 on: Oct 26, 2012, 12:08:28 »
Looks like your on the right path!

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Offline Tim Burke

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The Aviary?
« Reply #18 on: Oct 27, 2012, 11:23:45 »
Keep the progress photos coming! Looks good.
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Re: The Aviary?
« Reply #19 on: Oct 27, 2012, 11:28:52 »
I had the same requirements for a house, just bought one that didnt even have a shed.  This'll be me next year.
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