Craft Shack

Determining where the underground electric was run was only half the fun in building the Craft Shack. We’d taken a photo of the trench, so I was able to trace that and then impose it on a picture of the stakes marking where I wanted to Craft Shack to go.

The fun continued with digging the twelve holes for the piers.

The fun continued with mixing concrete to go in all of those holes.  I like to buy the little 40 lb. bags; much easier to lift.  I once put 16 bags of that stuff in my old Kia.  Weight distribution makes a huge difference in handling capabilities πŸ˜‰

I built the foundation frame much like I did on the Little House.  Started with 4″x6″ treated lumber for the mudsills. I topped it off with 2″x6″ joists, then OSB for the decking.  Then it started to rain…

Daughter Shelby installed these while I was at work!

My son-in-law Tim reinforcing west pony wall with straight brackets.

Son Drew putting up sheathing. We used housewrap to help protect our work until the metal panels arrived and it didn’t do much good.

Purlins that will be visible at eaves were painted yellow to match main structure.

Daughter Shelby installing those yellow purlins at eaves.

Ran out of purlins; had to go get some in the Kia!

Had to make a run to get 1″ screws; Holly was my co-pilot.
Daughter Shelby installing metal roof.
This is how we hoisted panels onto roof; not standard practice, but it worked for us.
We started around 1:30 PM and were finished by dusk.

Believe it or not, this was a one-person install and the door only fell once.

North side ready for siding
Saw this cute painting on Pinterest and Shelby painted it on pegboard for me πŸ™‚

Here are my two oldest daughters, Shelby & Cecily, digging the trench for the underground electric to feed the building. It runs about 1′ from the original underground run to the house.

I’ve lost track of the number of plants I planted and killed around the mini-deck, but here are the first ones that bit the dust.