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Wood Storage Project
« on: January 23, 2022, 09:40:57 PM »
Last year I started collecting Douglas Fir poles to use on the building I was going to build on the foundation of what was a 100 plus-year-old chicken barn.  The old barn was missing metal and falling apart and what wood I did have in it was getting wet so it was time to start replacing it. 

There will be a ton of photos of this project so give me some time.

This is the east-end foundation after the old barn was removed.



All the cracked portions were removed while prepping for repair.


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Re: Wood Storage Project
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2022, 09:43:38 PM »
Pole Collection begins





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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2022, 10:09:16 AM »
That's going to be quite a project! I'll look forward to following you through it.
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Re: Wood Storage Project
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2022, 11:23:27 AM »
Let the cutting begin!





With no firm dimension plans for the building at that time I cut the widest 2x material I could and dead stacked it all with the plan to sort out the best stuff and cut to size when I was ready for the next phase, building!





























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Re: Wood Storage Project
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2022, 11:31:53 AM »
This was the beginning of the hardwood collection to use for the main posts.  I got all this for free! 







These were the full length of the trailer, 36'+  Walnut, Ash, Red Oak, and a few cherry

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Re: Wood Storage Project
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2022, 12:22:29 PM »
Free Logs!  All the Ash was used to cut my posts for the building.  The red oak was used for the 1x4's to secure the metal to.  The Walnut is going to be for some specialty stuff for future projects.  There was at least 2000 bf of walnut in that load.

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Re: Wood Storage Project
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2022, 07:05:27 PM »
Foundation re-work begins



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Re: Wood Storage Project
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2022, 07:11:05 PM »
Tearing down the old was probably the hardest part of this entire job.  For the record, outside some help on the foundation work, I did this entire project by myself, with the exception of a few sheets of siding and a couple runs of metal on the roof. 

Tool of choice for tearing down a building that is full of stacked lumber?  Milwaukee Sawzall!  The entire building was torn apart piece by piece with that one power tool and assistance with a prybar and hammer. 

Had to remove the entire old north wall to get the foundation work done last year.  The old footings were cracked and leaning out from water leaking in and freezing and pushing it out.  Parts of that old foundation that we cut out were leaning about 30 degrees.  Did all this work in two days.

I propped up the old roof with posts and basically cut out the walls from under it so we could do the foundation work on the rest of the north side.









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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2022, 07:20:28 PM »








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Re: Wood Storage Project
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2022, 07:29:21 PM »
With the foundation work completed, it was time to start building walls. 

This project was done in stages over the last 2 years.  I did the foundation work in about three days in late September.  In my spare time I was cutting 10' 2x4's out of the douglas fir and 4x4's out of the Ash for the posts.  I built it on 2-foot centers with posts just shy of every 8 feet. 

This was the first wall.  Behind that wall you can still see the remaining 30 feet of a building that had to be torn down. 

I worked on this a few hours a day during October-December.  Maybe three days a week.   I paced myself so that I could complete the first 70 feet before the end of the year, with plans on doing the last 30 feet the following year, which was done in 2021.  The entire building is 100x39, with an interesting discovery on the last sheet of roofing which I will explain when I get to that point in the pictures.

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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2022, 07:32:59 PM »




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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2022, 07:35:33 PM »






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Re: Wood Storage Project
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2022, 07:40:41 PM »
Work stoppage!  Had to prep more lumber for walls!









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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2022, 07:43:56 PM »
Wall building continues.

Turns out, I was only able to lift and place about a 12-foot wall at a time.  I did do one 15 foot section and it kicked my back side. 

















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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2022, 07:55:03 PM »
Now the fun part?  Working by myself I had to get creative when it comes to putting up trusses almost 8 feet apart. 

After several cups of coffee and a lot of praying and brainstorming, it hit me.

Build them in sets of two on the ground!  It's a whole lot easier to put the purlins in when you standing on the ground!

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Re: Wood Storage Project
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2022, 07:57:38 PM »
Getting that first one up with a forklift was a serious project. 

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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2022, 07:59:23 PM »
First set in place!  YAHOO!

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« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2022, 08:03:57 PM »
More purlins cut to finish up 4 more sets of trusses





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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2022, 08:06:38 PM »
Having the sets built and ready to install saved a lot of time.  I put up 4 sets in one day by myself.

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Re: Wood Storage Project
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2022, 12:08:45 PM »
This photo gives a good perspective of the old vs the new.  The old chicken barn side walls were 6 feet high with rafters.  I went 10' walls with trusses. 

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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2022, 12:11:31 PM »
Purlines are complete on the east 70' of the building! 



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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2022, 12:17:18 PM »
Excellent pics and walkthrough!  And what a great idea for setting trusses!  I enjoy seeing pics of other folks' projects.  Looks real good.
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« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2022, 12:18:45 PM »
Did I mention I did ALL of this construction work by myself?  Looking back on this I cant believe I actually got it done. Should have done this when my son was still home?  LOL

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« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2022, 12:19:30 PM »
Let the metal wrapping begin!

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« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2022, 08:29:22 AM »









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« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2022, 10:03:08 AM »
Did I mention I did ALL of this construction work by myself?  Looking back on this I cant believe I actually got it done. Should have done this when my son was still home?  LOL
Yes you did and that's what makes it even more impressive.  Must be some more of that white privilege that's been going around that I've heard tell of!
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« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2022, 11:32:25 AM »
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« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2022, 11:41:26 AM »
The End Truss had a bow that was substantial and had to be corrected before putting up the roofing.  All the other trusses were straight and all purlins the same so understanding why this bow was there was baffling.  I did manage to get it straight with some input from Joasis! 



Used a block in the center of the bow with a chain attached on both ends and a ratchet turnbuckle.





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« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2022, 11:42:19 AM »
The First Sheet of Roofing was installed! 

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« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2022, 11:48:45 AM »
So how do you install 21 foot sheets of metal on a 4/12 roof by yourself? 

I ran a wrope through the center of the truss peak and attached a C-clamp to one end, then threw that end down to the side I was installing metal on.  I would tighten the C-clamp on the top center of the sheet going up, then push the metal up with a final shove to get it past center and it would stay sometimes and others start to slide back down and I would have to do it all over again.

Once it stopped sliding back down, I went inside the structure and pulled on the other end of the rope that was hanging down in the center of the building and pulled the sheet up to the top. 

Once the sheet was up as far as I could pull it with the rope I went back to the eave side and measured the distance I needed from the end of the Truss and purlins and then anchorage it. 

Once the bottom had a screw it was time to go topside and make sure it was square and then screw it down from the top down to the bottom. 

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« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2022, 11:51:50 AM »
What may have been the most valuable purchase during this entire process? 

Steel Walker II Boots!  WOW did those ever provide comfort, as in no concern of sliding off the roof?  Who knew there were roofing boots with magnets?
 
https://www.cougarpaws.com/products/the-steelwalker-ii
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« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2022, 11:55:11 AM »
As far as purchases, ALL the wood in this building was cut on my mill with the exception of the trusses.

I had to purchase screws, nails, purlin hangers, truss ties, trusses, metal siding, metal roofing, door runners, and side metal supports for the doors, which I still have to build.
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« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2022, 05:59:36 PM »
South side roofing going up




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« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2022, 06:17:03 PM »
North Side roofing going up







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« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2022, 06:31:02 PM »
Considering this time in the build was prime hunting season, had to take a break.

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« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2022, 06:54:09 PM »
Closing up the east end now that door tracks are installed.







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« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2022, 06:59:13 PM »
Took another short break!   :laugh: :laugh:

Tested Positive for the Chinese Virus. 

Headache, fever, runny nose.  Dr. prescribed ivermectin.   I was already taking 5K units of D3, Quercetin, Zinc, NAC, and a few other KNOWN key supplements for this virus.

12 hrs after my first dose of ivermectin, slightly runny nose, all other symptoms gone. 

24 hrs after the first dose, I was back to work every day on the building! 

Tested NEGATIVE 4 days after first treatment!

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« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2022, 07:03:18 PM »
Made the best of isolation by prepping the wood that was going to be needed to finish the last 30 feet of the building, which was done this year. 

And YES, the barn is next for major upgrades! 



Was nice to have all this pre-cut and then stored under roof for the winter of 2020.  I tarped it since it was outside for a few weeks while I got a spot cleared in the building to put it.

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« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2022, 08:28:53 PM »
Took another short break!   :laugh: :laugh:

Tested Positive for the Chinese Virus. 

Headache, fever, runny nose.  Dr. prescribed ivermectin.   I was already taking 5K units of D3, Quercetin, Zinc, NAC, and a few other KNOWN key supplements for this virus.

12 hrs after my first dose of ivermectin, slightly runny nose, all other symptoms gone. 

24 hrs after the first dose, I was back to work every day on the building! 

Tested NEGATIVE 4 days after first treatment!


Yet more proof that our government peoples are evil insidious bastards that actually WANT us sick and dying. When you demonize such a cheap and effective product what other conclusion can any critical thinking person draw?
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« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2022, 08:48:12 PM »
Totally agree!  Other countries are winning the battle with proper treatment protocols yet here in the US, for the first time in medical history, Doctors are telling people to stay home and get sicker before treatments begin.  Worst mistake ever.
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« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2022, 04:35:57 PM »
I stripped the metal of the remaining north side of the old building then removed the center supports.  The first pic shows the old roof basically resting on piles of stacked wood.





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« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2022, 04:38:39 PM »
Picture from the inside.





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« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2022, 04:41:26 PM »
Removal of North Roof completed





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« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2022, 10:01:55 PM »
I didn't get any pics of the teardown of the south side.  Did manage to get up the West ends and both north and south walls in 1 day.



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« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2022, 10:02:29 PM »
Another Truss set is ready to go up!


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« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2022, 10:05:44 PM »
One up, one to go, and then tie purlins in.



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« Reply #46 on: January 28, 2022, 05:18:52 PM »
Making progress! 

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« Reply #47 on: January 28, 2022, 05:48:14 PM »
Impressive amounts of hard work to do all that. Not many people out there understand or appreciate that...but I sure do.
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« Reply #48 on: January 29, 2022, 06:27:08 AM »
I think the hardest part was the teardown.  That just sucked. 

I only worked on the actual construction between October and December of 2020 and 2021.  I just could not make myself do this kind of work in the heat of the summer and my schedule in the spring was packed so no time then.  I wish I would have kept track of actual hours worked because the days I did work, I paced myself with a goal of getting up so many feet of wall, or so many purlins etc.  I only put in a few full 8-10 hr days on this whole project. 

It was truly a labor of love.............and a realization that I had to get my wood protected as I have a fair amount of truly nice lumber that will be my go-to stuff when I get my woodshop built.  That comes hopefully this year or next. 

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« Reply #49 on: January 29, 2022, 10:58:51 AM »


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« Reply #50 on: January 29, 2022, 10:59:48 AM »
This was a great day

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« Reply #51 on: January 30, 2022, 05:09:30 PM »
Almost complete with roofing.



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« Reply #52 on: January 30, 2022, 05:11:51 PM »
When I got to this last section of roofing I was baffled as to why the top was only 14" to the edge and the bottom was 20" to the edge.  Up to this point, everything was square.  I racked my brain trying to figure out what I screwed up and it was not until I pulled out the long tape that I figured it out.

The original building was only the north half of the old building pic.  The south side was built at a later date.  While I used the same foundation and some footer repairs, I assumed the length on the north side foundation was the same as the south. 

Wrong answer.  The south side foundation was 6" longer than the north.  I guess back in 1901 they didn't much care about a chicken barn being square.  I had to trim a piece
 to custom fit and then cheat a bit on the corner metal to hide the fact it did not follow a straight line of roofing on that west end piece. 



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« Reply #53 on: January 30, 2022, 05:14:45 PM »
Closing up the west end!



North side almost done with siding.  The dirty sheet on the left was covered in weeds from sitting out as the top sheet all summer. 



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« Reply #54 on: January 30, 2022, 05:52:30 PM »
Had to take a break to get some bow hunting done.

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« Reply #56 on: January 30, 2022, 05:55:23 PM »
Did you get that today?  Season still open? That is one very nice buck.
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« Reply #57 on: January 30, 2022, 05:55:28 PM »
All done with the exception of the doors! 

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« Reply #58 on: January 30, 2022, 05:56:23 PM »
Did you get that today?  That is one very nice buck.

No, got that in early November.  Had to take a break from the building work. 

I assume you can now see all the pics?
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« Reply #59 on: January 31, 2022, 12:11:50 PM »
Nice barn! Nice buck! Nice job fixing the site!
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« Reply #60 on: February 22, 2022, 01:10:08 AM »
Are you referring to the discussion on the problem with pics?
Sorry I have been away for a while.  Just saw your question post.  Your thread is about your build and it almost seems as if the issue with the pictures that could not be seen and that you resolved, in my mind kind of screwed up a really great thread on your structure build.  Call it a thread hi-jack if you will.  I was just suggesting that maybe a little clean up of my posts and your responses would leave your great "build thread" cleaner and not garbaged up with extraneous stuff.  Kind of like this post.  I am the guilty party and I feel as if I trashed your great thread.  I should have posted the picture issue in a separate thread even though it happened in this one.  My apologies.
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« Reply #61 on: February 22, 2022, 05:23:10 PM »
No worries!  I will dump those posts when I get some time. 

Thanks!
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