A friend was having this garage built so I, and another friend, gave him a helping hand. He had already arranged for the concrete pad to be poured, doing a lot of that preparation work himself. He arranged for a garage kit from Central Home Improvement to be delivered. Kits are fully equipped to build a garage although the homeowner should review materials list with builder to prevent extra trips back to cover any “extras” that the homeowner may add.
Scrap wood portable clamp rack.
I made this clamp rack for the workshop to store clamps of various types and sizes. I simply made use of scrap wood left over from when our house was built in 2005/2006.
Portable clamp rack.
This chair, and another just like it, came from my wife’s grandmother’s home. The cane is original. The other chair had six coats of various colored paints and an original coating that was orange-like in color. Factory maybe? It was the hardest layer to remove.
Front deck railing.
After this house was built it was up to the homeowner to install deck railings. So we decided to go with a picket style in the front of the house (facing the road) and a glass panel system for the rear of the home (facing the lake). I designed my own framing system for installing the glass panels.
Custom fence panels.
Yes, its been 10 days but the weather hasn’t always co-operated either. Then there’s weekends…all that’s left is the gate and to cut off the tops of the posts. Interestingly, the sound around the pool has changed. Its a lot more crisp and clear.
Finishing up the panels.
Finishing up the panels.
There were a couple days where it rained hard, thankfully we had the garage to work from to do all the cutting.
Lots and lots of cutting.
Close to the finish line.
All done except to trim the tops.
Just a few more nails 🙂
Pool needs a fence.
A friend asked for some help in building a custom fence around their pool. They found a fence design on the Internet that they wanted duplicated. The first three pictures here are where I came in to the project. The 6×6 posts were already installed. The posts average 8 ft apart, two sections between the house and the garage are 10ft apart. A couple section to the rear are 5 ft. And yes…that is one BIG German Shepherd dog!
Siding a garage
A friend up the road asked for some help with siding his garage. He lives only a short distance from me so I was glad to help out. Pictured here are the before and after. It took us a couple of days to finish.
Baby barn sheeting
Today I helped by adding the kick-out on the gable end. Then we finished sheeting in the front and back and added the fascia board.
Baby barn finish building.
A client asked for some help with a baby barn. Its dimensions are 16 ft long, 12 ft wide and 10 ft high at the collar tie on the truss. The chord length of the trusses are all 54-3/4 inches with 22-1/2 miter cut. The collar tie is a 8ft with the angle cut to tie into the top two chords. Trusses are to be nailed into the top plate of the 5 ft wall. That will make the roof flush with the side but I think we will flare out the roof to match the gable overhang of 6 inches.
Never installed a metal roof before.
The metal roofing on the second side was installed in the morning and I added the ridge cap after lunch. This product offered by Vicwest is easy to work with.