Saturday, August 19, 2017

Framing And Sheathing Completed

Moving right along, completed the framing and sheathing on the front. Installed a vinyl drip edge and aluminum fascia boards on the beam above the entrance. The panels below will be covered in vinyl siding and the open areas will get plastic lattice. I don't have enough vinyl left to do the top but this is well protected from moisture by the eave above so it will get two coats of solid dark maple stain to match the fascia boards.

Front view

Looking out the front entrance from the back entrance.

By golly, I have a new workshop, lol. Kidding aside it will remain a dedicated parking space for my snow blower and main vehicle in the winter. In the summer I can see it becoming my favorite fresh air workspace. It is very well protected from the weather but is still very well ventilated for my propane system, back-up generator, fuel storage etc. I am toying with the idea of removing the doors from the equipment shed to ventilate it better, and adapt the doors for the top hung sliding door on the back entrance. For a front entrance screen I am kicking around an idea for a roll up slat screen. The 1 X 3's would be drilled through on edge to accept 3 cables with 1/2" pipe spacers between slats. The screen could be rolled up or down on a worm drive, as required, such as in windy winter conditions and still maintain good cross ventilation.