Hey folks, I've posted a few threads here in the past couple years about a small shop / garage I wanted to build behind my house. I finally got started this weekend and I just wanted to provide some pictures and a walk through of what I'm doing. I'd like any kind of advice any here have to offer. Here is a link to a thread when I first started the ideas:
Building a storage building / small shop..please step in.
There are a few other threads on the foundation and some other bits and pieces. I did end up ordering my wood from a lumber yard. It was nice too, because every bit of it was delivered to me in my driveway, and ended up being cheaper than the local Lowes building supply store.
I took three days off of work to hopefully get this thing framed up, and a roof over it. We had some rain in our forecast (just my luck). It didn't really slow me down though because I still had alot of saw work to do on the rafters and some other stuff.
Here is an autocad drawing of the frame. The only thing I changed is the right side wall - to accommodate the roll up door and raised the ceiling to 9' instead of 8' for more headroom.
Here is a finished rendering of it. Again, no roll up door and 8' ceilings here.
Starting the project friday morning:
Left side and back wall up. I almost couldn't raise the back wall by myself because it was pretty heavy.
Roll up door side framed and up. This took longer than I thought, because it has alot of special sized pieces and all. those little cripples above the header had to be toe nailed and that was hard. I've gotten pretty good at toe nailing.
To raise the front wall, I built one side and put a temporary cap piece up there, raised it, and did the same for the other side. Then I did the other side the same way. When I got them both up I took the temporary pieces off and put the permanent 16' plate up there. I had to put the door headers up and all the cripples, and then rack the walls again and put the top caps on. Sounds easy, looks easy, but none of it was..
Here's a picture of the bird's mouths on the rafters. alot of saw work on the rafters. I cut those saturday on my covered back patio waiting on the rain to stop.