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My barn has been a on-going project since 2009. With work and other interest, it's been slowly evolving. It started life as a RV cover, which was originally set up behind my shop. We wanted to add a kitchen & bath room to the shop, so we moved the RV cover to the back yard. I then lifted it 18 more inches to increased the overall height to 15.5', and added a lean-to on both sides.

Fast forward to this year. I closed in one section of the left side lean-to, to make a storage room for my lawn, garden and maintainance related stuff.
Yesterday, I gathered material from the local lumber yard and began working on them. The framing is 2x4's(none dimensional measurements, of course) :mocking: utilizing half-lap cuts at the corners and mid-way; fitted, squared and screwed. Exterior material is primed engineered 4'x8', and interior is 7/16" OSB sheathing. I managed to hang one door to the storage room this morning.

Half-Lap cut.
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Engineered siding.
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One door hung. The door opening is 6' wide by 8' high.
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Once the other door is hung and trim is on, it will look like the ones below. I built and hung these last year on the right side lean-to. The opening is 8' by 8'.
The center opening of the barn is 12' by 12', and will get similar doors.
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Interior pics of storage room.
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The room is just under 11'x12' and I'm sure it will get full as time goes on.
My son is giving me two more shelving units, and I am needing to add a rack for hanging shovels, racks, hoes, etc..

To be continued.
 

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:bigthumb: nice---:munch:
 

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Niiiice flyweight and I even looked for faults, I'll keep looking. :lol:
I'm sure there are faults. I'm a freshman slacker. :hide:
 

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That looks great FW. Thanks for sharing the pics with us
 

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This morning, I'm working on the last door for the storage room.

Cutting the Half-Lap using a Dado blade setup.
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Half-lap for upper & lower rail.
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Half-lap for mid rail.
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Glued, squared and screwed.
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Ready for interior & exterior panels.
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I only use 2 screws for securing each joint. The panels will also be glued and screwed to the frame. This will be plenty support, to keep the doors squared.
 

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Other than installing a lockable latch, the doors for the storage room on the left lean-to are finished.

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I'm going to wait until the temps cool down some to build the center doors. Maybe this Fall.
 
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