Well, the time has finally come, my contractor (brother-in law) is ready to start my shop/garage project. I LOVE reading through everyone else's building threads so I figured I'd start one to show progress, etc. We're building a 60x40 framed building. Inside will be a 20x20 section that will be a dedicated wood shop, a 20x20 section that is going to be a kitchen/gathering room. Going to use this to process deer, cook for 'events' like birthday parties, etc. May use it to make maple syrup and use it to do our annual canning when the garden produces. Hoping to find a used commercial 6 burner stove for that! The remaining section will be 40x40 which will be the 'garage' which will house all the toys and everything else a garage is used for. Going to add a lean-to on one side to store trailers, etc as well. 12 or 14 foot ceilings, I can't remember what we went with right now lol. Went back and forth on heating and ended up choosing to go with 3 propane heaters to start and see how it does. Going to put one in the wood shop, one in the kitchen, and one in the garage. This is only a 'part time' shop so radiant was going to be way more expensive and just didn't feel like it was worth it.
Yesterday, groundwork started. Due to township requirements, the garage has to be behind the line of the 'front of the house'. Sure I have 10+ acres and putting down in the front corner of the lot would have been perfect.... but zoning won't allow it , alas, it's going beside my current garage. Going to get a ton of lumber logs and firewood logs out of this, so I'm pretty excited.
Now for the fun part.... photos! This is all I have for now. I'll post updates as they happen. Hoping this project doesn't take too long! But with holidays and hunting season coming up... it may take a bit.
Made a lot of progress in one day!