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  1. #31
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    Here are a couple of shots after we set the metal beam. Will add two metal columns later, and bolt and tack weld everything down.

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    And basement flatwork poured, sump pipe to pit, and stairs formed.

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    Basement stairs poured.

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    While waiting for my Foxworth Galbraith lumber order, I built the east side carriage doors. I went around and back on a carriage vs sliding barn door, but ultimately decided the swinging doors could be better weatherstripped. Plus a barn door on track would cover one of the east side windows. We’re blessed with a good climate here (most of the time) and I like to work with doors open. I often roll things outside for sanding, grinding, etc.

    Frame was built with LSL studs.

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    Foam board insulation and plywood sheathing.

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    Edging and exterior trim. I trimmed the interior face the same way. Almost forgot to make sure the diagonals matched

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    Each door is 4.5 x 8’ and 3 1/2” thick. I wanted them to match the existing garage doors, but liked the spare look of no beading inside the panels. I may add it later after seeing how they look mounted and painted.
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    Jon - speaking of climate - looks like the Front Range got some "weather" yesterday. Hopefully you weren't adversely affected.

    Looking good on your progress.

    I think we corresponded previously on the carriage doors. I considered the LSL construction, and ended up using conventional framing lumber planed square.

    My doors don't have windows but construction is similar to yours. I used the FWW article as a rough guide.

    I should be mounting mine soon...
    Regards,

    Kris

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    Yes, we got what they were calling a “bomb cyclone”. Lowest barometric pressure ever recorded in eastern Colo. 97mph gust at airport. Blizzard conditions. Just your usual Front Range weather . Luckily shop and trees stood up fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Snider View Post
    Yes, we got what they were calling a “bomb cyclone”. Lowest barometric pressure ever recorded in eastern Colo. 97mph gust at airport. Blizzard conditions. Just your usual Front Range weather . Luckily shop and trees stood up fine.
    WOOOOOWWWW!!! That's some storm!

    Well, it's a beautiful project. I wish I had a place to build a shop with a basement like that. Strong work. I look forward to seeing the end result.

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    Speaking a little more of weather. You may have noticed plastic on portions of my neighbors roof. We often have hail here, but nothing like a storm last August. Every home within a 4 or 5 mile radius was hit, and I don’t know of a single one that didn’t require a roof replacement. People at the Zoo were taken to the hospital with head injuries and broken arms. For us it was roof, windows, doors, stucco, lights... Our carrier USAA was hard hit but stood by us.

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    When I was a kid growing up in Arkansas I used to laugh about stories of golf ball sized hail. Never thought I’d see a softball one.
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    Trusses, I joists and flooring arrived b/w snow storms. I’m learning that it’s pretty much a given that a guy with a regular 60hr workweek will take a day off to meet a delivery only to be told that it’s delayed and coming the next day. This was a recurring theme in this build.

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    Notice the bent BB goal? That was the result of a wind storm a few years ago. It lifted a fulll sized trampoline that 3 grown men could barely lift and deposited it on top of the goal 40’ downwind. Tramp was mangled. Kids were sad but to be honest I was glad to see it go. It was a steady source of trips to the nearest urgent care center and a magnet for nearly every kid in the entire zip code. It took a Sawzall to cut the thing off into manageable pieces.
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    Oooh...now you're ready to rock 'n roll! Hopefully, the weather will begin to cooperate!
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    Sill and structural floor going in:

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    Part of floor sheathed while while waiting for two more TJI’s.

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    Some shots from basement. Door opening framed plus casement window right next to it, local code requires two points of egress, even if they’re next to each other.

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    I took a lot of flack from my framing helpers about the floor, which is 3” x 11 7/8” joists 12” oc. I asked the engineer to beef up the floor to a 200 psf live load, for some heavier machines. The cost difference was not much from a std residential or light industrial load.

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    Nice! I didn't realize you had exterior access to the lower level...that's going to be quite handy. Beefy floor is also a good idea...it's not something you can exactly change later, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Snider View Post
    ... took a lot of flack from my framing helpers about the floor, which is 3” x 11 7/8” joists 12” oc. I asked the engineer to beef up the floor to a 200 psf live load, for some heavier machines. The cost difference was not much from a std residential or light industrial load.
    Foundations, floors (framing), and insulation are the things you generally just get one shot at. Get it right the first time, or bulldoze and rebuild.

    I'd find the exterior vs interior stair access a really tough call. Both would be nice, but I'd hate the thought of the lost floor space if it was interior. By the time you look at the stair itself, landings, railings, 'aisles', etc. - you could sling another boat in there.

    Looking good! Jealousy meter is at low simmer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm McLeod View Post

    I'd find the exterior vs interior stair access a really tough call. Both would be nice, but I'd hate the thought of the lost floor space if it was interior. By the time you look at the stair itself, landings, railings, 'aisles', etc. - you could sling another boat in there. .
    Agree w tough call. I went the route of saving main floor space with no interior stairs but....

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    Oh boy,

    Pretty slick me exciting..

    That's my dream man..

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    Thx Patrick. Appreciate the reply. Doesn’t seem to be much interest here, other than some views. Will forge on for now.

    Scissor trusses going up first, over open area in north half of shop.

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    Then the south gable followed by the attic trusses over the loft. Had a lot of help as we decided to forgo using a crane, instead using long push sticks. Fortunately our daily afternoon wind held off for a while.

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    Adding hurricane ties.
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