Heading into my third winter with the 1026 I decided I had enough of tarping and un-tarping. I wanted something simple like a lean to off the end of my shop, not enclosed but just a shelter from the rain and snow. The project has experienced what we call "scope creep". But I thought that while I was at it I might as well take up some more space. I also have a hobby of rebuilding vintage travel trailers and need a tall shelter for that. So this is what is evolving out by my shop:
This is the back side of the shop, the centre piece and the lean to on the right are what make up my woodworking shop. The lean to on the left is where I store my welder and "stuff", too much stuff. Mrs. Carvel insisted I follow the roof lines of the existing rather than make another lean to, which is good because the centre section is where I can work on trailers and lift the roof skin up to the rafters.
So I picked up a load of 4x6 posts.
Using my PHD with a 12" auger I punched the holes as deep as I could bury it, about 42".
Braced up the posts for the concrete pour. Actually poured these in three sessions in the evenings.
Fired up the batch plant.
Posts all set. The tractor will sit on the left, the centre section is my trailer area, and the area on the right will get partially closed in to store "stuff".
Back from the lumber yard with framing material for the roof.
I used a laser level to shoot the elevations for cutting the posts. I got the first two beams in, I couldn't do it without that scaffold.
So that's the beginnings of a lot of work, (Mrs. Carvel won't appreciate being in this shot. She is so excited for me but I think she knows this will give her leverage on the sunroom on the house that is next year's project.)