This past week, I put a roof on the shed. It was a several step process. I first had to install aluminum drip edging, then roof felt, then a weather proof barrier, and finally the shingles themselves. In order to make it easier to nail the shingles down, I purchased a coiled roofing nail gun, … Continue reading Roofing the Shed
It’s been an unexpectedly hectic June, so I haven’t written many posts here. However, I’ve still continued to make steady progress on the shed. The last post covered framing; after that, I constructed the walls using plywood. As I installed the plywood, I stained it to prevent it from warping in case it rained. Over … Continue reading Shed Construction: Much Progress
Over the last two weeks, I’ve framed the walls and roof of the shed. I did the walls first, which were pretty straightforward with a skill saw and a nail gun. After the walls were done, I started on the roof. I first installed a beam that ran lengthwise along the shed, forming the top … Continue reading Shed Framing
After several weeks, the floor of the shed is finally done. There were some delays while I went to England, and it took two weekends to finish. First, I placed brick footings underneath the cross beams. After the bricks were in, I built plywood concrete molds. Because the shed won’t be required to hold an … Continue reading Shed Progress: Floor Completed
I resumed work on my shed project now that all of the other projects I was working on are finished. The next step was to install floor beams, which were connected to the main shed structure via steel ties. The beam installation went fairly quickly. Next, I’ll pour concrete in between the beams, and once … Continue reading Shed Progress: Floor Construction
This week, Deano Docks came and put the dock in the water. Unfortunately, the boat lift cannot go in yet because the water levels are still so high. All of the April snow in northern Wisconsin has meant that we have extremely high water on the Wisconsin River (and thus Lake Wisconsin). Thankfully we have … Continue reading Dock is In!
Last weekend, I was able to complete the excavation of the trench to bury my underground ethernet cable, and bury it underground. A week later, everything is still working well and the guest house now has fast, reliable internet! At the guest house, I added an additional junction box to deal with extra cabling so … Continue reading Underground Ethernet: Completed