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Old 08-23-2020, 10:41 AM   #1
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Well this build has been a long time coming. Long story short, we bought the metal for the 24x30 shop frame two summers ago right before we went in Alaskan cruise with my in laws. While in Glacier Bay, my father in law had a massive heart attack but the good Lord was watching over him and he eventually made it to Anchorage via a small plane and was in surgery 14 hours later. He is doing much better now but that delayed the build for over a year. My father in law used to build metal buildings as a part time, weekend warrior gig so he is the brains of this build and I canít take much credit, as I am more of a fab and weld guy, not an architect haha. Only thing we subbed out on this build was the slab, the rest was diy and didnít borrow any money. Hope yíall enjoy the thread and I will add to it as we get it finished out.

First we rented a backhoe to haul base material off our hill on the place to build the pad which has almost 4í of fall on one corner. We used the backhoe, box blade, and roller to build the pad.




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Old 08-23-2020, 10:46 AM   #2
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The dimensions of the shop are 24x30 with 14í side walls and 16í peak. It has 15x24 loft, 24x30 covered lean to, and a 24x24 covered gable extension of the front. I plan on having it spray foam insulated and it will have insulated sliding doors on the front.




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Old 08-23-2020, 10:50 AM   #3
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We used 8Ē I beams for the columns and my father in law had some 8Ē pipe laying around that we used for the gable extension and lean too columns.




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Old 08-23-2020, 11:03 AM   #4
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All columns and beams were pitched and clipped on the ground and actually came out very close, we only had to trim the three lean two pipe columns when we hung the truss beams. Doing the math and marking the pitch on the 8Ē pipe columns was an experience for sure.




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Old 08-23-2020, 11:24 AM   #5
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Old 08-23-2020, 11:25 AM   #6
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Old 08-23-2020, 06:56 PM   #7
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Old 08-23-2020, 10:05 PM   #9
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Nice work!


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Old 08-24-2020, 10:05 PM   #10
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Dang that is one hugggggeeeeee shop>
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Old 08-25-2020, 11:38 AM   #11
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Old 08-28-2020, 11:19 AM   #12
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Dang that is one hugggggeeeeee shop>


Haha yes over 2000 sq ft of roof but really the shop space isnít very big, only 24x30


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Old 08-28-2020, 11:46 AM   #13
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Old 08-28-2020, 01:22 PM   #14
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What is the size of Concrete footer did you use for the uprights that aren't on the slab?

Fixing to dig a few and wanted to know how deep you went and the dimensions.

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Old 08-29-2020, 05:42 AM   #15
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What is the size of Concrete footer did you use for the uprights that aren't on the slab?

Fixing to dig a few and wanted to know how deep you went and the dimensions.

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We tried to get at least 4 ft deep on all of them and the tops where we formed them out were probably around 2íx2í or maybe a little smaller. I will go check later


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Old 08-29-2020, 05:48 PM   #16
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How much head space is under the loft? Iím planning on same sidewall and center height on mine and was thinking about 9í floor to framing under my loft....


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Old 08-29-2020, 09:59 PM   #17
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How much head space is under the loft? Iím planning on same sidewall and center height on mine and was thinking about 9í floor to framing under my loft....


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We decided to do around 7í1Ē under the loft, so up in the loft I can stand pretty much anywhere and not hit my head


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Old 08-29-2020, 10:21 PM   #18
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That shop will come in handy when working on your boat.
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Old 08-30-2020, 02:32 PM   #19
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That shop will come in handy when working on your boat.


Haha yes it will, getting close to finally getting that project boat on the water!


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Old 08-30-2020, 08:24 PM   #20
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My project boat has a home now!


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Old 08-30-2020, 09:19 PM   #21
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Ive got a boat very similar to yours that I did a lot of custom work to, going to link the build thread here. You might can get some ideas. Maybe not, but worth the look.
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Old 08-31-2020, 06:04 AM   #22
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Ive got a boat very similar to yours that I did a lot of custom work to, going to link the build thread here. You might can get some ideas. Maybe not, but worth the look.
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Congrats on the new shop.

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Thanks, I think I have read your thread before and thatís where I got a lot of my ideas. I am going to read it again today, I just replaced the trailer tongue with a longer one yesterday, the trailer was a little short for the boat. Itís a lot of work but very rewarding since I only paid $800 for the boat, motor, and trailer.


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Old 09-08-2020, 07:04 AM   #23
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Rain delayed us a little this weekend from getting a lot of the trim work as we got over 10Ē of rain in three days. We were able to get two sides of the gable extension skirted and the back side trim put up. I think the hardest part is going to be the layout of the shop once I started moving work benches and tools in.


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Old 09-08-2020, 08:14 AM   #24
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Good work, it looks great.
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Old 09-08-2020, 10:43 AM   #25
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Old 09-15-2020, 12:30 PM   #26
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Got one side of the gutters put up, more trim done, and the last skirt put up on the table extension.


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Old 09-16-2020, 09:12 AM   #27
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Awesome build. I need a shop/barn on our new place in Leon County. Approximately how much do you have in it as far as materials cost?
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Old 09-17-2020, 07:28 AM   #28
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Awesome build. I need a shop/barn on our new place in Leon County. Approximately how much do you have in it as far as materials cost?


Let me try and crunch some numbers, I had full intentions of keeping all of the receipts but unfortunately that didnít happen. I do know the sheet metal, trim, and walk through door was around $6500 all together and I want to say there is probably around $4k in structural steel. Iím sure by the time itís all said and done I will have around $20k in it which will include closed cell spray foam insulation and electrical. Thatís just a ballpark, sorry itís not more accurate.


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Old 09-17-2020, 07:29 AM   #29
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Actually it will probably be closer to $25k, I was forgetting the slab.


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Old 09-17-2020, 08:41 AM   #30
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Good grief....that thing looks stout!! Congrats
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Old 09-17-2020, 09:23 AM   #31
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Very good looking project. What did you paint the weld areas with?
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Old 09-17-2020, 10:45 AM   #32
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Very good looking project. What did you paint the weld areas with?


Are you suggesting I should? We didnít paint anything after welding


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Well actually Iím not sure. I thought it was the typical thing to do?
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Well actually Iím not sure. I thought it was the typical thing to do?


Maybe so but there are so many welds on it that it would take forever to move around on a ladder or lift to get every one. I may end up touching up everything under the lean to, gable extension, and outside columns. We bought the red primer from Muellers to paint the columns.


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Old 09-27-2020, 09:43 PM   #35
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Little by little, almost done, we are not professionals but happy with how it has turned out.


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Great looking shop for not being "professionals". Congrats
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Yes sir. Excellent job and thank you for taking us along. Thatís gonna be nice when you have your tools, tv, and aiming fluid refrigerator up and running.


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Yes sir. Excellent job and thank you for taking us along. Thatís gonna be nice when you have your tools, tv, and aiming fluid refrigerator up and running.


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Yes it is, ready to get everything set up


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Great looking shop for not being "professionals". Congrats

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Old 10-24-2020, 07:37 AM   #40
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Finally got all the trim and gutters installed, man trim work is slow. Sure is nice to start using it some, picked up a chain hoist from Harbor Freight and started replacing the bunk boards on my project boat trailer. Now just need to order the metal and hardware for the sliding doors and start putting in electrical so I can get it spray foam insulated.


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Thank you, just need to get the electrical work done and doors built so I can get it spray foam insulated


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Looking good, have any rough sketches/blueprints?
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Looking good dude! Hope to catch up soon!
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Looking good, have any rough sketches/blueprints?


No sir but I could draw some up


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Looking good dude! Hope to catch up soon!

Me too man, we gotta stop making excuses


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Ok let me work on some, the dimensions are 14í side walls with 2 in 12 pitch so 16í at the peak. 24x30 shop with 24x15 loft. 24x24 covered gable extensions off the front and 24x30 lean to.


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We got the sliding doors built and hung up this weekend, the wife wanted Xís and I really like how they turned out. Just need to build the stairs for the loft and then finish electric. Electrician got the panel put in so we could run my MIG welder and plasma cutter inside the shop, after we dug the trenches and laid the conduit last week.


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