I have now taken over 180 photographs of the building process of my DREAM SHED, but won't bore you with all 180 of them. Let's see if I can pare it down to a manageable size -- say 35 or so.
|The barest of bones begins!.|
|I like the way they reinforced those support posts. Gives me a nice comfortable feeling.|
|It's still not quite real to me yet.|
|Floor braces go in.|
|Finn in the foreground.|
|The sub floor goes in.|
|I love the energy that builders bring to the site!|
|No roof yet but the trusses are all in.|
|This lovely "little" machine lifted the roof trusses into place.|
|Glad I don't have to climb a ladder all the time to get in any more!|
It didn't seem so far off the ground to me at this point. Don't know why. It sure did once the deck was in!
|Should I addd the picture window now or in a few years?|
I had a large window "framed in" for the next generation to add when they wanted to (plus a door near the back of the shed). But once I was inside the building, I decided I wanted the choice of more light when and if I wanted it now. The guys will just order a window and cut the opening when they are ready to add it. I will keep this window covered most of the time to protect the textiles.
|This really is a lovely view.|
(Above) I am looking thru the small window at the back of the building and through the the building to the front door. YO can also see the lovely light thru the trusses above the door that are not yet covered up. Makes me wish I could put glass up there too! But I am building a textile storage shed; not a house!
|Looking back at the house. The orchard is off to the right.|
|The trusses create a lovely pattern against the sky!|
|View from my sewing room.|
|We added shingles under the eves to match the house.|
|A very empty interior.|
|The main part of the deck is now up.|
Man, we went around and around trying to decide where to put the door, deck and stairs. Common sense told me to run the path all the way back to the back corner of the building so that I would have only 3 stairs to climb. But commons sense did not prevail. I loved the feeing of being in a "tree house", so high end it is!
|What a great crew to work with!|
|Adding a smaller, lower deck will help.|
I now have a swinging gate off this lower deck. All I have to do is open it and set my boxes up on it. Then I only have to carry heavier stuff up three steps instead of having to climb all seven with my arms full!
|Windows go in.|
|Love all the sun in there but will not actually be able to allow it very often.|
|Lots and lots of light switches!|
|Love the tools! Reminds me so much of my childhood when Dad taught shop!|
|The back wall.|
|Little shed in the snow!|
|Love the look of the place from this angle!|
|Front with deck and railing in place.|
What did I tell you about those built-in shelves! Magazines will go on the narrower shelves around the window. On the right you can see the edge of my two flat but angled quilt-storage tables!
|These babies are sturdy and moveable.|
Moving day begins...
|Don't you think this says it all?!!|
KarenQuilt in the Islands