Sunday, October 14, 2012

The New Wood Brain Workshop

My New Wood Brain Workshop
I decided that it was finally time to expand my Wood Brian empire and so I started looking into what it would take to build a new workshop. After lots of research I found a great deal at Lowes on a Heartland Stratford Wood Shed For about $1000 bucks.


I talked to the guys that work at Lowes and they told me that this wood shed is pretty basic and doesn't come with roofing, paint and some other stuff. I figured that it was a good start and that I could easily customize it.

Here's a picture from last year 2011
But before I could start building the new Wood Brain Workshop the brick foundation needed to be bigger. My awesome boy friend and my wonderful dad working together were able to expand the brick foundation in just two days! I'm so lucky to have such an amazing boy friend and dad!


We got a call from Lowes the next morning and before I knew it the shed had arrived on a big pallet.

We unpacked the shed and found the directions which were not that easy to figure out, but we put out heads together and got started.



We did as much multi-tasking as possible and painted most of the panels so they could dry while we worked on getting the floor finished.



We assembled the wall panels and double checked the instructions before we installed them.



I'm so happy with how things worked out. I still can't believe that we got all four walls up on the first day. I could've have done it with the help from my dad, my wonderful boy friend and his sister.


The next morning we did some more painting and it was really starting to look good. I love it!


I built a roofing jig and made all the rafters and my wonderful boy friend installed them and worked on the roof while I was at work. I love that man!




The next thing I knew the roof was just about done and my dad and my boy friend surprised me again when they added two new skylights!




I just needed to do some minor touch ups like paint the floor and the doors and then I think it's time to move in!




I still can't believe that we got all this done so quickly. Luckily we got it all done before any rain. It did finally rain the other day and my dad and I did a detailed check for any leaks and it was completely dry - no leaks!

I really can't thank my boy friend enough for all his hard work. Did I mention that he's an awesome surfer - no really I have proof... Check out his surfing blog at http://nobadtides.blogspot.com/. His sister also has a cool blog http://10happysongs.blogspot.com/  if you get a chance check it out.

I'm so glad that my dad and my boy friend and his sister took the time to help me out on this project, I couldn't have done it without their help.


2 comments:

  1. It was just the three of you who built that wood shed? There’s really nothing impossible when you work together! Everything looked like it was done by professional contractors, especially the roof and the skylights. Good job to all of you!

    -Georgine Stern

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  2. Building your wood shed is a lot easier due to the manual that you used. It's hard to read architectural plans especially when you're not a pro; however, you managed to finish this pretty project. Good thing you added more skylights to the shed. If you didn't plan to install lights there, the sunlight from the skylight is very important. How's your shed now? :)

    Jon Wright Industries

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