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Old 10-27-2013, 09:55 PM   #1
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Hello everyone -

I've loved reading posts on GJ for a while and am excited to say we are getting underway on our 36x28. I want to give a general thanks to the community for so many ideas that have been posted. I hope to incorporate many of them.



1/4 in scale model mock up



My 4 year old mason



Garage will be at end of gravel driveway, right of the house in this view



Footing and wall poured; view of garage location relative to house



Close up of pour

I did some back filling with our small tractor, but really need to have the excavator back this week. Then, onto the framing.

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Old 10-27-2013, 10:41 PM   #2
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Nice, a single pitch roof! I'm seriously considering that for mine. Are you going to use any sort of high-track door for the flexibility of using a lift with the door open? Looking forward to seeing this one progress.
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I've always liked that look! Good luck with your build. BTW in your 3rd picture what is that design in the field next to you?
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:17 PM   #4
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Yes, I would like to run high tracks on the doors to make space for a two post. I doubt there will be funds for that right away, but will plan for it.

The design in the field is a dirt bike track for me (37) and the neighborhood kids.

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Old 10-29-2013, 06:51 AM   #5
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I've been watching CL for a while looking for some flat file cabinets for the garage. I found these and picked them up the other night.


Here's one as it was when I picked it up.

I did some minor sanding and then painted one with gray hammertone spray paint. Here it is refinished:



The seller said the cabinets were used in a fleet mechanic shop for New York state. They were mostly full of old engine gaskets when I picked them up.



The drawers are 31x31, 11 drawers per cabinet so it should offer a lot of storage. I think I'd like to run a bench top between them and make a high desk/workbench.

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Old 10-29-2013, 07:37 AM   #6
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It looks like you are putting a door on the back side to create a drive thru bay.
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:21 AM   #7
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Re: drive thru - yes. I have a walkout basement and sometimes drive around the house to get to it. The garage now lies right in that path so I wanted to leave that option open. Also plan to have a large garden behind the garage and the door would allow access to the garden with the tractor for compost.

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Old 11-03-2013, 07:44 AM   #8
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Hello all,

I asked the excavator to run a ditch down from left of the garage to connect to an existing culvert. Boy did I get a ditch. It's like a canyon, but I'm sure it will help dry things out. He also uncovered a 2" orangeberg clay pipe. Hard to believe some farmer hand-dug a drainage line that deep. That's in the second photo, barely visible.





My daughter and I plated the foundation yesterday so we can begin framing. She was a big help and loved it.



Tightening the last anchor bolt.

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That's awesome that you got the daughter out helping and getting dirty.

BTW, I highly doubt that a farmer hand dug that ditch to put tile in. There's been ditchers around many years including steam powered that have done that type of work.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:33 AM   #10
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Looks great so far! Did you custom build your house? It has some very nice architectural details.
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:32 PM   #11
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billp603 - Yes, we did custom build the house. Thanks for the compliment. It was a lot of work for years, but we like how it turned out. There are many, many center hall colonials around here, so our house is a bit different. It's modeled largely after an old dairy barn about an hour south of here. Inside there are some details/designs that are pretty common on the west coast (steel, stainless, large beams, glass) but are not so common here. It was often interesting trying to explain things to local suppliers during the build...

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Old 11-03-2013, 07:49 PM   #12
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Moved some more sand tonight, and kept running the tamper. I'm sure the wide hole made the footing work easier, but it is a lot of volume to fill back in.





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Old 11-06-2013, 06:21 PM   #13
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I came home ready to change clothes, move sand, and run the tamper, but somebody beat me to it. Apparently the excavator came back and finished up the sitework. I'm excited, and could't resist parking in the garage.





On the way home I stopped by the lumber yard to finalize the order for the framing package. Looking forward to getting some walls up!

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Old 11-10-2013, 03:27 PM   #14
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Back-filling looks well done, how far "upstate NY" are you? Will you be racing the start of winter to get your framing done?
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:39 PM   #15
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Billp603 - I'm near Saratoga, so upstate enough that we had snow today. I'm sure I will be framing in the snow. Certainly not ideal, but it can be done. I remember running my house air conditioning lines when it was well below zero - miserable and ironic, but it needs to get done right?

I didn't hear from the lumber company today so I will need to follow up tomorrow or go with one of the other bids.

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Old 04-15-2014, 01:36 PM   #16
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Hello all,

After a long, cold northeast winter, everything has melted and we started framing. I built the back wall Sunday afternoon.

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Then on Monday, my father and a friend who works as a framer came over and we built the front walls, side walls, and set the two outside trusses. My father is always a huge help on every project, and it was great to have a professional framer (Mike) giving directions to make things go quickly.

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After they left in the afternoon, I kept going to make some progress on the sheathing. Another friend came over and he and I worked until 7:00 to go as high as possible without the stage scaffolding.

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My youngest was excited by the progress apparently, and hopped in front of this photo.

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Yesterday was 78 degrees. Today we are supposed to get 2 inches of rain and then 1-3 inches of snow as it drops to 28 degrees. Nothing so far, but we decided to skip today based on the weather. I set the stage scaffolding in preparation for tomorrow. At this point we could have worked for 4+ hours...

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Thanks for looking - have a great day everybody.

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Old 04-17-2014, 10:04 PM   #17
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Hello folks,

Another productive day. We finished sheathing the walls, built the outriggers and set the subfascia, then sheathed about half of the roof. I'm psyched now that it really looks like a garage.

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It's a little fuzzy, but here's a shot of the building against the house:
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Tomorrow we'll finish the sheathing, set f-channel, fascia, drip edge, and start the roofing. Bang-bang!

Thanks for looking. Have a great day.

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Old 04-19-2014, 10:28 PM   #18
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Hello everyone,

This will probably be the end of speedy progress on the garage, as I head back to work on Monday after a week off. I had three buddies surprise me and show up today, so we got a lot done.

Finally finished up the roof and the kids wanted to see it:
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My oldest put in some soffit:
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We also set the windows into frames and sills Mike built on site:
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Time for some siding!

Thanks for looking. Have a great day.

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Old 04-26-2014, 10:15 PM   #19
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Started digging out for the sidewalk to connect the garage to the porch. I spent some time with my dad the math teacher talking about extending the line of the porch and the garage to find where they intersect. That will be where we have to put a turn in the sidewalk.

Ordered the siding too.

Have a great day.

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Looks good. When I built my 44' x 32' we kept modifying it as we saw what we could do. I only wish now I put in a bigger door. Are you putting a loft in there for storage?
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