Sunday, May 23, 2010

We built this shed

We built a shed. It's turn key ready for our stuff to move in! The shed was a great way to get some experience in building something. We even did the roof the same way we will do the roof on the cordwood house. A lot of valuable lessons were learned.

It sure feels good to have a completed project checked off the list. We are planning on covering the shed with a board and batten siding when we get the chance. (so sometime in the next couple of years)

Work has been keeping us busy for the last month and the building projects are keeping us even busier. A lot has happened. We received both are septic and building permits!! Yeah!! Also we should have power to the building site any day. The most exciting project was getting our dirt work done. You can see in the photo that the woods really greened up. It's a nice change.

When the dirt work guy was as the land Cory compacted a sand pad with rented power compactor. The soil on our land is full of boulders the first couple of feet down and then after that it is mostly sand and clay. So we had him dig a hole 6' deep to get us started for our sand point well. He dug the hole where the witcher found a vein.

Next we dug the footings. Our footings will be 8" thick to support the load of the heavy cordwood walls and the rest of the slab will be 3" thick.
Now that we are back to work, we can only work on the weekends. Rain or shine, bugs and all.

Our window and door frames were milled out for us by a local sawmill. Here is one of many sawmills this place has. The quality and the price is unbeatable. The frames are milled out of local white spruce. They also had free clean cedar sawdust for us. The sawdust will be used in the mortar mix. More on that later.Next... Our concrete slab!

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