My wife and I had been planning from
to arrange for an addition to the house to become the home of the
project. After months of talk, many different designs (at
I'm getting good with Sketchup now) and talk with contractors, it just
wouldn't work out. The designs all
somehow fell a little short,
mainly having to do with the needed overhead clearance (and not wanting
to change the roofline of the house.) The proposed cost was
astronomical. Finally we decided that a stand-alone,
building might be simpler and cheaper. We checked it out and
amazed how much less it would cost, how much easier the county
business would be and how much sooner it could be done. From
time, the pace of the project picked up dramatically. Oh,
didn't all happen overnight -- or as soon as was promised -- but things
moved along pretty well. Concrete on May 29 and the building
itself on July 2. Final County signoff was about a month after that.
Shed is 25' x 20' x 9' high at the eaves, 12' at the peak.
Here comes the concrete...
This is the morning they started the shed
itself, around 9:30.
Late morning, and work goes on.
This is what it looked like by 2:30 that afternoon.
had already packed up and were gone. Humbling to see
had been trying to arrange for many months actually get built in
something like seven hours.
With the cockpit inside, the next thing was putting in insulation
board. Much more time-consuming than it would appear, and
the job is ongoing as of October, 2013.