Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Workshop, part 2

If you missed part 1, you can find it here.

After the plywood was on the roof, we concentrated on placing electrical boxes (all four-feet high for easy access)….

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…light boxes (two inside; three outside)…

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…and putting up more siding.

We used Hardi-ply siding, which is monstrously heavy and smells like fireworks when you cut it. Just thought you’d like to know.

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We weren’t quite done with the roof, either.  The building inspector said we had to put hurricane clips on each truss (yes, I know Utah is not exactly riddled with hurricanes).  Each hurricane clip takes 10-nails, all hand-driven.  I think Ian did 12 in the time it took me to do six.  I told him I hoped he appreciated the minutes of time I saved him!

Plus we put “collar ties” across the roof as well (those are the horizontal boards you see just below the peak).  Let the wind blow!  Just kidding, Mother Nature.

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Then there was insulation, and sheetrock—sheetrocking the ceiling was a nightmare—and here I am providing the important function of holding the sheetrock up

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Ooh, look!  It’s starting to look like a real building!

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More to come!


Full Circle Creations said...

I am so excited for you. It's looking good. Can't wait for part 3.


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gail@My Repurposed Life said...

ohhh, it's going to be sooo fantastic Korrie! You lucky, lucky girl!


Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

You already know I'm totally jealous, right? ... And I'm glad to know you'll be safe, just in case a hurricane comes along!

Irene said...

It is coming out great. Speaking from experience, I hope you have plenty of windows for natural light to come in.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

It's coming along and looks awesome! Can't wait to see it all finished! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Ali Richardson said...

WOW! This is looking amazing! You are far more hands on than I would be :)

~ Laura said...

Awesome progress!!! What can't you build now??? :) .....waiting somewhat patiently for part 3!!! hehe!!!

Bliss said...

And just think...... when you are 70 and want to retire to Florida, you can take your workshop with you because it is made to withstand hurricanes.


Carol said...

It's looking great!!!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Oh, lucky you! It's going to be such a great space to work in.
The hurricane clips would actually be a good idea here. So maybe some day you'll be glad you used them. :)

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Oh wow! Your very own workshop. You lucky girl. It's coming along great.


Honey at 2805 said...

So impressive! You and hubby have been very busy!

Proper Prim said...

Wow, you guys are not wasting any time, are you? It looks amazing. Can't wait to see Part 3... keep up the great work.


Good Time Charlie said...

Wow, it is moving along fast! Cannot wait to see it all done with your stuff in there. Oh so jealous now!