Building a New Garage in the Woods

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  1. jay547

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  2. GulfCoast

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    Thanks for sharing...beautiful area!
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  3. Deans BMW

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    Boy oh boy, your builders are doing a great job. They also are fast. I like how you enclosed the overhang. Perfect for the amount of land you have and the slope of the land.
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    Really nice!
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  5. ag_streak

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    Thank you, Dean! It was great meeting you and Doug this morning! I can't wait to see your incredible place, too!
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  6. ag_streak

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    Today we hoped to finish the sheathing but there’s some left to do. This is how it looked last night.

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    Today the gable ends got framed in and sheathed.

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    And the windows of the extension were framed in. After looking at the height, though, I’m thinking of going from 5’ high windows to 3’ windows, to allow space below for a workbench and floor cabinets. It's gonna be a great view!

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    On a sad note…

    As I mentioned, the GC is a fireman, and so is his main framing helper. They're partners, on the same shifts/crew. The night before last, they retrieved a 9 year old boy from a burning residence who died at the scene. :(

    Makes most daily struggles seem a little pathetic…
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  7. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte™

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    That truly sucks. :(
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  8. Deans BMW

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    Did not realize that, so very sorry to hear.

    Great seeing you this morning and then following you over to your place. Those guys are doing a great job on the framing and sheeting. :thumb That is going to be a great addition to your place up here in the Smokies.
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  9. ag_streak

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    Thanks, Dean!

    So, I spoke with the window supplier, and it's too late to change the order, but I'm gonna go ahead and spring the $500 bucks for the 4 extra (smaller) windows anyway, and keep the larger 3'-0" by 5'-0" windows for renovations we're planning next year on the cabin. Worst case scenario is they're not appropriate next year and I sell them on craigslist.

    The taller windows would not allow a counter-height workbench along that wall. The smaller windows will.
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  10. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Pist-n-broke

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    I'd make the windows on the extension just one big one that opened so the cigar smoke had somewhere to go.

    Don't forget the couch and room for a small bar.
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  11. ag_streak

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    Check and check! :thumb
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  12. crawdad

    crawdad Been here awhile

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    Could always keep those big windows and all that natural light and make a big bench in the center of the room with access to all four sides. I get the appeal of the wall mounted bench though.
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  13. ag_streak

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    Funny you mention that! I drew up a design for a 4' x 8' rolling workbench, and just last night I stumbled upon a YouTube video of a design with flip-up shelves for the table saw and router table, and another video for a way to mount a bench vise using a trailer hitch. The saws can then be stored underneath.

    I really want that wall-mounted counter/bench along the window-facing wall, though. The main reason is for a drafting table directly in front of a window! :clap
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  14. imnothng

    imnothng Been here awhile

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    That sounds interesting, can you post it?

    And of course amazing build and thanks for bringing us along with it. :)
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  15. CopaMundial

    CopaMundial Wow, that broke easy

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    This guy has some great flip-up tool ideas incorporated into his workbench, plus it's on casters so can move about the shop.
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  16. ag_streak

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    Had to search again but finally found it...

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  17. Florida Lime

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    Very nice looking place, with an equally nice garage ! :nod

    I'm not that far north of you - one hour north of the Georgia/NC line into WNC.

    I have a small cabin in Graham county, and while it has a nice metal framed 2 car carport, we wanted a garage with a finished upstairs also. After pricing out our options, we started looking for an existing place, already with a nice sized garage. Ended up buying a house on the other side of Robbinsville, but it was over our inital budget by more than the cost of what the garage addition would have been. :lol3

    But we like it, and it's got a heck of a view. :D
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    To the OP, I mean this in the nicest possible way - you suck.
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  19. Deans BMW

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    Florida Lime, we need pics.

    We love the Robinsville area.
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