In case you were wondering...

In case you were wondering...

This blog exists to encourage all those who have ever wanted--and needed!--a tiny getaway close to home. A workshop, playhouse, garden shed, sanctuary, mini-greenhouse, studio, home office; whatever it is you need, it IS doable, with some sacrifice, imagination, and compromise.

It helps if you're handy, too.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Friday's work...

Mark was figuring on working today (Saturday), but it's been raining most of the day. Nice quiet day here, then...reading, noshing, and J. reintroduced my laptop to the USB ports (too many for the laptop to handle, though the ports are THERE?!?), so I could download pictures! Now if it would just recognize my old external drive...but that seems to be another problem altogether.

Meanwhile! Friday's shed progress...

Subfloor with the finished decking beyond...makes a good working area for Mark's saw...

YESSSS!! The west wall went up first...and quickly, with a nail gun.

This is all SO much faster than when I built the cabin. There, the generator didn't offer enough power to run the nail gun, so all nailing was by hand. Seems as if Mark put the wall together and clad it in 5 minutes!

There will be at least one small, high window here...this is looking east...

And OH yeah, the front wall, too!

This is looking to the west, with the opening for the big double doors. There's a slight difference between the thickness of the deck boards and the floor, but I'm figuring that's a subfloor anyway. I'll want more insulation, and some sort of more finished, easier cleaned floor.

We had hoped to get one more wall up this weekend, but I'm guessing not...


  1. My husband uses screws to put everything together. I imagine that takes a lot longer than a nail gun although they hold better here where it's so dry and the wood shrinks so much and warps too. You are going to have a retreat in no time!

  2. Hi Timaree! Yep, Mark's using screws in a lot of places (floor, deck boards, etc.) but the 2 x 4 framework is nails. I imagine we'll have some shrinkage, but not bad...

    And yes, it is going pretty quickly!

  3. Such vicarious fun to watch this--chuckle! ;)

  4. Thanks, Rita! That was what I was hoping, plus letting people who want something similar to see it can be done and find a way!



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