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Building a Garage/Workshop

Introduction

After years of working on cars under the open sky, hot or cold, rain or shine, after years of working in a small, crowded and cluttered work area in the basement, I decided to build a garage and workshop. I made the decision late in 2006, ordered a few books on the subject. These were How to Build Small Barns & Outbuildings by Monte Burch, Building a Multi-Use Barn by John D. Wagner and Setting Up Shop by Sandor Nagyszalanczy. Click on the topics below to check out my progress. The topics were sequential until the roof was done. Then I worked as weather allowed, sometimes inside, sometimes outside.

Design

Moving a Shed

Foundation 1

Clearing the Land

Electric Trench

Foundation 2

Trench Prep

Concrete

Laying Block

The Sill Plate

Framing

Preparing for the Slab

More Framing

The Beam

Joists

Ridge Beam and Rafters

Gable End Wall

Roof

Floor

Stairs and Second Floor

North Wall

Windows

Gutters

House Wrap

Doors

Electric

Insulation

Lift

Benches and Shelves

Framing Inspection

Interior Walls

Vinyl

Cedar Post & Stairwell

Phone Lines

Final Inspection!

Installing a Wood Stove