It seems like we’ve always got some sort of project we’re working on out here. While most of them are somewhat small, like planning the garden or chopping wood for the woodstove, we have one big one we’ve been working on for a few years now. We’re in the process of building a shed.
I guess most people assume when I say shed I mean a small storage area like where you would keep your lawnmower & yard tools; but this isn’t exactly the case. Our shed is quite a big larger. I’ve actually been catching quite a bit of shit for calling it a shed lately, too. To which I would like to reply, “Suck it. It’s my shed and I’ll call it what I want.” Haha….I’m sure I’ve never said that. I would never!
Anywho…we started the building process back in January of 2012. We haven’t hired any help except when pouring the footings. Nathan and his dad are basically doing all of the work. A lot of our friends have come out to help too which has been great. Nathan has some hard working buddies who don’t mind trading labor for some beer and/or whiskey.
Here are some photos from the beginning of the process. Not much other than clearing out the building site got done in 2012. We started digging the footings out the following year. Here are a few photos from that process.
Have to throw in some pup pics! The pack is always around keeping an eye on our projects.
We got started on foundation in November.
The rest of the forms were up by December and we were ready to pour the rest of the concrete. But then came THE. COLDEST. LONGEST. WINTER. EVER.
I may be exaggerating a bit, but it was seriously terrible. We had record snow amounts and record lows. Nathan is all about working outside in the winter, but even he couldn’t handle that winter. So shed work was basically put on hold until May of 2014.
The concrete got poured & the forms were all off by mid-summer.
It ended up being a pretty productive summer.
Besides storage, we’re also going to finish off a small part of the upstairs. As of now we’re planning on a small bathroom, one bedroom and an open kitchen/living room plan. We’ve also included a sun porch in the design.
Part 2 of the shed process up next!
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