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So I am adding on to my shed to make shelter for my Wheel Horses / attachements. It is going to be a lean-to style roof and attach to the current shed, and will be 15'x14" and will have a 6 foot door.

Here are some pictures of work I did yesterday. I also have two video links to show the difference between using the DGS6500/JBJR and the Wheel Horse D-180 with FEL. This is only the third time I have used the D-180 so if it looks like I am still learning how to use it - well I am. The JBJR takes more time for sure but I tell you it really is a lot of fun to use!!

I did not get to get the C-160 out because I have the seat/tool box off to run a cable for the rear lift and am still adjusting for proper length and then put it back together. I will get that done today as I would like to use the mid-grader today to finish the leveling up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTcwmS2d8xU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_1CIaG9Niw

Hope you like the videos!
 

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So I am adding on to my shed to make shelter for my Wheel Horses / attachements. It is going to be a lean-to style roof and attach to the current shed, and will be 15'x14" and will have a 6 foot door.
Wow, 14" wide. That must be for those extremely rare narrow gauge Wheelhorses! (Sorry Darren, I just couldn't resist). Looks like you're having fun.
 

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Looks real good Darren, I gave you 5 stars for both of the videos on youtube.
 

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Thanks for the comments guys and for checking out the video's. It is hard to believe I lived without an garden tractor all my life until 2008 and now I have already accumulated four! What can I say I love them!!! But I am going into the poor house - LOL but really... I really need to stop for quite a while.

To think I am building a large addition just for them is kind of funny too. The shed addition will only run about $500.00 thanks to my dear old dad. He got me all the lumber at very good prices and he is taking time off to help me. And to boot he is letting me pay him the $500.00 in 5 payments. I guess I am pretty lucky!
 

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Thanks for the comments guys and for checking out the video's. It is hard to believe I lived without an garden tractor all my life until 2008 and now I have already accumulated four! What can I say I love them!!! But I am going into the poor house - LOL but really... I really need to stop for quite a while.

To think I am building a large addition just for them is kind of funny too. The shed addition will only run about $500.00 thanks to my dear old dad. He got me all the lumber at very good prices and he is taking time off to help me. And to boot he is letting me pay him the $500.00 in 5 payments. I guess I am pretty lucky!
Don't forget the pictures of the addition going up!!:wwp:
 

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Here are a couple of pics of my progress. In one of them you can see how much I build up the edge (about a foot and a half). The grass is where the hill used to be.
I leveled the floor frame and can start putting that together today. The boards are just laying there right now but that is the actual size of the addition.
 

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OK so I said I was going to post progress but time got away from me. I have been so busy it has been crazy!

Here are some pics of the progress. It is nearly done!

I had to use 19 inch selvage because I only had a pitch of 1.3/12.

Two of these show the wall framing. The others already have the siding on and the D-180 living inside. I was so happy to get the D in there. I hated having it outside. I'm just that way.

One pic shows the side window.
 

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Here are some more.

One is a pic of the back view. I put a double window back there. My father donated both windows for me!

Another is a good shot of the door. It is an 8 foot door way so each door is 4 feet.

Another of the D inside and the other pic is just a view of how it attaches to the old shed.

This is the first shed I have built. I may more than a couple of errors but all in all am very happy with it.
 

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Looks nice.

I am sure the D appreciates being inside.
 

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Looks great. I'm sure you know but just want to re-iterate starting engines in enclosed or semi enclosed areas. Either one of my JD's fill my lean to shed (fully open in the front) with fumes quickly. Again, congrats.
 

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That looks really nice. Great job.

Thanks for the pics.
 

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Looks great. I'm sure you know but just want to re-iterate starting engines in enclosed or semi enclosed areas. Either one of my JD's fill my lean to shed (fully open in the front) with fumes quickly. Again, congrats.
Yes always good to remind on this. In my portable garage/shelter I always move the tractor up to the door way to allow most of the exhaust to go outside while the hydro tranny warms up.

Thanks!
 

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A few more updated pics.

Today I finished the ramp and the doors.

For the ramp I was going to use 1x6x8 decking but ended up using 2x6x8. But the 1x6x8 was $5.97 each and 2x6x8 was $4.97!!! Go figure. So I went pretty heavy duty. The doors came out pretty good too. It was not easy getting them level all by myself as they are 4 feet each. I used a crow bar and shims and it was not too bad.

Now I just need to paint the pine trim and the siding. The Pt trim will wait until next year.

The 8 foot ramp and door was is great for maneuvering the large D-180 with FEL into its spot in the right corner.
 

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Looks great Darren! I hope that I get to build a shed before winter myself. My wife's 50th birthday takes precedence for now.
 

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Looks really good.

I can't figure the price differences in lumber either. The only thing that I can guess is that 2x6x8 are used a lot more commonly and therefore produced more.

Anyway, nice shed.
 
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