Is tomorrow the day?

Every possibility that tomorrow I will be sourcing (and purchasing) the materials I need for the shed expansion – some of them at least.  I have been contacting various demolition yards so I can recycle building materials (I’m on a definite budget), and have found some Quicklock roofing for about $1.50 / metre.

The general plan is to fabricate a wooden subframe and use the cladding from the existing walls and roof to cover the walls of the shed, and use the Quicklock for the new roof.

Calling it a shed expansion is probably being rather generous, but the few feet gained will certainly make for an improved functionality.  I modeled the potential tool layout today on the Grizzly shed planner, and it still looks to be a tight squeeze, perhaps with less crab walking required between the tools.

I do need to move quite a bit of soil to be able to start, so there is an over-abundance of preparation work required.  On top of that is the concreting required – these jobs have a habit of growing exponentially.

As I remember, I will attempt to document the upgrade as I go.

One Response

  1. Stu:

    Best of luck expanding that shed of yours. While it appears you have a fully outfitted woodworking setup, it does look very cramped in there. Perhaps you can “raise the roof,” as they say, since it always looks like you are about ready to bang your noggin if you move too far from the center of the shed. I’m 6’3″ and I’d probably be in the same boat.

    I just came across your site a couple of days ago, and I really enjoy all of your work here. While I’ve been building things out of wood for years, I’m just getting into how it’s really supposed to be done. It’s so great to have a site where this stuff is explained as well as you do. An example of this is your series on raised panel cabinet doors. I searched all over the web trying to find a good description of the process. But your videos on this are just outstanding.

    Keep up the great work and good luck with that shed upgrade.


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