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Old 06-07-2020, 11:21 AM   #1
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Default Trophy Room/Shop/Home Gym - (Self GCd)

This journey of a new home site, new home, and the idea of an out building as a Trophy Room, Shop, and Home Gym building all-in-one began about three years ago.

We came across a 1.4 acre lot through a church friend and we could not pass up the deal. It was a beautiful lot with trees, one way in, one way out, tight knit neighborhood of 23 homes.

The builder we were already leaning towards for a next home actually built all but three of these homes, developed this whole neighborhood on his land, and set in place fairly strict deed restrictions but no HOA.

Perfect school district of where we want our kids.

Long story short, we have had that builder build our dream home this year. We are beyond blessed for all of the stars to align in order to be where we are.

My idea of a building to do three things has always been a dream - entertaining, working out, and workshop/storage space.

I couldnt wrap my head around the cost of kit buildings. The i-bean style buildings are IMO no longer as affordable.

To customize the size and space I wanted to fill on the lot I decided to go with a 2-1/2 square tubing style building with horizontal sheeting instead of vertical.

We used our same concrete guys and plumbers that did our house.

I got the building through superior carports in Victoria.

Our same framers had very little work lined yo so they cut me a smoking deal to frame it all out.

The electricians are family friends and they actually did our new house as well. The custom home builder liked them so much hes brought them on as a preferred sub. Therefore they also cut us a smoking deal for the electrical.

Total building is 26x55 = 1430sqft

Trophy Room section is 26x26 with a kitchenette and full bathroom.

Workout Room/Gym is a 13x13 with 9 ceilings.

The shop area is L-Shaped and takes up the rest of the square footage. It also has an attic space over shop and gym giving an additional storage area with attic pull down of 754sqft.

So far with slab, rough plumbing, actual building, framing, and electrical Im $41k in.

The rest of this finish out will be slow but steady as Im about out of the cash I had set away.

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Old 06-07-2020, 11:23 AM   #2
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Basic Plans (Almost to scale) both sketches make the total building square footage








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Old 06-07-2020, 11:25 AM   #3
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Old 06-07-2020, 11:27 AM   #4
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Old 06-07-2020, 11:30 AM   #5
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Really nice Man’s Cave!! Looks great, you’ll enjoy that!
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Old 06-07-2020, 01:30 PM   #8
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Old 06-07-2020, 02:19 PM   #9
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Very nice, do you remember what the metal colors were called?
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Old 06-07-2020, 02:22 PM   #10
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Old 06-07-2020, 02:28 PM   #11
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Very nice, do you remember what the metal colors were called?


Ill ask my wife she has them on the building paperwork


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Old 06-07-2020, 02:51 PM   #12
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Looks awesome. Jealous!
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Old 06-08-2020, 07:59 AM   #13
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Very nice.
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Old 06-08-2020, 08:57 AM   #15
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That's gonna be great. Following.
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Old 06-08-2020, 09:01 AM   #16
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Old 06-08-2020, 09:53 AM   #17
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Old 06-10-2020, 08:27 PM   #18
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It's really nice....Oh. And did he mention the Living Quarters for the senior parents one day.? Yep. About to sell my place and move in...Lol
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Did you insulate it ?
Good work...
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Old 06-10-2020, 10:58 PM   #20
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Looks good!

Shoot me a PM when you are ready to outfit the home gym...
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Looks good!

Shoot me a PM when you are ready to outfit the home gym...

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Old 06-10-2020, 11:59 PM   #22
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Did you insulate it ?
Good work...


Yes insulation is next, just waiting on two bids.

Probably will be going with rockwool style


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Old 06-11-2020, 09:55 AM   #24
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Very Nice Job!
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Old 06-14-2020, 02:11 PM   #25
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Old 07-08-2020, 09:21 AM   #26
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Insulation in and also had them PSB the shop side.

Electricians will be back this week to finish the shop side so I can move my stuff back in.
















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Man, that's sweet!! Looks good.
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looks great!
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Killer! Well done....👍
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Old 07-29-2020, 08:03 PM   #32
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shop side is compete except for the attic pull down.

Will add some rack for yard tool as well.




















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Old 07-29-2020, 08:06 PM   #33
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My small tractor and shredder will goin the empty side and I will add all of my deep freezers today this wall with two separate 30AMP circuit


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Old 07-30-2020, 11:29 AM   #35
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Coming along nicely Ross! Looks great!
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:46 AM   #36
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I will do this one day. It may be in 10 years, but pretty much want to do exactly what you are doing.
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Old 07-30-2020, 03:25 PM   #37
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turning out great Ross!
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Old 08-16-2020, 10:47 PM   #38
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That’s awesome. Wife and I are building a new home soon and I’m most excited about competing my big garage
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Old 08-19-2020, 09:29 PM   #39
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Got the metal on the porch roofs






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Brunner, I'm starting to research building a 30x40' shop on our new place and have considered the tube buildings. Other than just cost, what were your thoughts about these versus traditional iron or bolt together kits? I've talked to a few people and opinions vary. Some old school guys say they aren't as sturdy, but the wind and snow ratings seem to be just a little less.

Your build looks awesome, by the way! Great job
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Old 09-16-2020, 11:01 PM   #41
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Brunner, I'm starting to research building a 30x40' shop on our new place and have considered the tube buildings. Other than just cost, what were your thoughts about these versus traditional iron or bolt together kits? I've talked to a few people and opinions vary. Some old school guys say they aren't as sturdy, but the wind and snow ratings seem to be just a little less.

Your build looks awesome, by the way! Great job


As of now I have zero issues, Im sure over time Ill be able to answer the pros and cons better.

I think the cost savings is a huge factor.

Ive seen several down in my neck of the woods being fully finished out.

A lot of folks do not like the R-Panels to be horizontal but it doesnt bother me.

Wind rating is still 125mph before adding all of the wood framing, insulation, and OSB/sheet room. I bet its pretty comparable.

You can have them built to higher wind rating as well as have the plans engineered approved to meet Texas Windstorm.


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Old 09-17-2020, 06:02 AM   #43
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Brunner and I are also looking at this set up for spot in POC on lot weve acquired. Living quarters, boat barn and RV sides. All Texas windstorm approved. Stay tuned.


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Front Porch was caulked, painted, and stained by my wife this week. She knocked it out id the park!!












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Old 10-11-2020, 08:54 AM   #45
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Very nice! Would love to be able to have myself a shop/man cave one of these days
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Wife finished up the other porch covering

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Man, this is sweet!
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Old 10-13-2020, 04:43 PM   #49
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Awesome job Mrs Brunner!
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