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Hi all, thought I'd post a few pics of the machinery shed my neighbor Ray and I have been working on. The entire structure to this point is built from resawn old timbers and beams that Ray had left from building his barn 10 yrs ago. Almost finished with the strapping for the metal roof, which is going to be delivered next Tuesday. This all started out as just a small overhang off the back of the existing shed, but as you can see, things rapidly got out of hand......I'll post some pics when the roof arrives, Rick



This just in......I am not going to post pics because for some d#$n reason it wont let me upload them.
 

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Upload them to "imageshack" or another image hosting site then post them here
 

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As it would appear that the powers that be here at MTF have fixed the picture posting issue (well done!), I will now proceed to bore you with some pictures of our aforementioned machinery shed project..Rick
 

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Looking good :fing32: Beautiful property, I might add. Curious, have you noodled out how you are tying in the existing shed roof with the back wall of the new structure? Step flashing the shingles, maybe? Either way, as I said it looks great. Keep the pics coming.
 

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Thanks for the kind words Ellis, you should have seen this place five years ago. The wife and I have been working hard around here and have a blast doing it.The plan for both the parapet and the back wall of the original shed is just as you said, step flashing and shingles. I'm looking forward to getting the roof on, forest green, should look pretty sharp and then its on to the siding......Rick
 

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Like the building and property.:thThumbsU I would love to have that sawmill.
 

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Hey all, my apologies for the lack of updates but our digital camera has finally expired - a 10 something year old beat to **** little box of a camera that has had something ratteling around in it for the last couple of years, been soaked , dropped repeatedly, you name it - that poor thing lived through it and just kept on taking pictures.....right up to the point I got the roof on, hence no pictures and no update. Its on and it looks great, went on really easy. Thanks very much for your interest and I'll post pics as soon as we address the camera issue. Rick
 

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Hi all....the camera came back to life today so I snapped a few more pics of the machinery shed with the roof on. Its hard to get pictures of a roof without actually getting on it so I apologize in advance for the bad shots. Ed, its 18'x30' which is way bigger than we were going to make it, but after I filled it up with stuff I'm glad we went as big as we did - not quite the palace you built but it seems like it will work out nicely. Thanks again for the interest and kind words, Rick
 

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Interesting how a little lean-to can end up larger than the original shed, ain't it. Is that a temporary greenhouse shed sloped off the low wall?
Yeah, funny how that happens.....no temporary greenhouse, believe it or not we're building a sort of deck off that side of the building so we can get at that side of the wall to hang ladders, chains, etc and thats the tarp you see covering it up, take care, Rick
 

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How bounce is the 18ft roof with the gussett? Are you worried about snow load with a heavy wet snow? A lean too is a great cheap way to get covered storage. looks great
 

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Hey Bucky, no bounce at all, the rafters have a 3' overlap, through bolted and glued. When my neighbor Ray first proposed doing it this way I was a bit skeptical but no worries, they are extremely strong. We made the rafters out of some old beams we had on hand but were not long enough to span 18' so this is what we came up with. Rick
 

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I been waiting for the new photos. Looks great, Rick! Now that you have the camera working, there's no more excuses, LOL. Keep us posted, I like this build :fing32:
 

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Hey tiretrx, thanks for the kind words, don't know what the story with the camera was - the question now I guess is how long 'til it croaks again....Ray (neighbor) has decided to build a catwalk/deck off the long side of the building, we still have to saw up the siding -board and batten-, a ways to go but for now it sure is nice to have the equipment under cover, stay tuned and thanks again,Rick


P.S. Bucky your building looks very,very nice-makes my paltry efforts look entirely inadequate.......
 
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