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Sorry if it has been asked, what wood is that? Tiete Rosewood?
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The floor is a Mirage Engineered hardwood glued to the floor, It is maple in the "Montana" stain.
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I'm sure we could work something out.

I stand on the street every day with my sign

"WILL WORK FOR NEW PROJECTOR"
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I'm sure we could work something out.

I stand on the street every day with my sign

"WILL WORK FOR NEW PROJECTOR"

Congrats on the promotion BIG! I know your old position had you holding a "WILL WORK FOR FOOD" sign .
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I think it would be more appropriate for you to stand on the street corner with a package of napkins and a sharpie.


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Big,

Do you have any info on the lettering you used above the bar? I'm thinking about something similar, but I'm guessing it is out of my limited remaining budget

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They are a very common item at commercial sign shops. Ask for metal faced gator foam letters. Expect to pay $20 -40 per letter depending on size. There is a back and forth discussion of the letters in the "best room in the house" thread.

I'm sure you could make something yourself by printing out letter templates on your computer and cutting out letters from your material of choice.

The font used has two names, Anastasia and Anna. Last time I looked I was able to find one of them on a free font site.
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I want to know what ever happened with this,
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IT DRIED

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My immediate current project is to build a 10 x 12 shed. My wife said it has to have siding and look like the house, so looks like another of my trade mark overbuilt projects. The shed project is actually going to free up some space in the area where I am finishing the basement bathroom so that it will be easier to finish.

Tomorrow I start on the foundation. If anyone wants to play along at home I will post pics here.
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Tomorrow I start on the foundation. If anyone wants to play along at home I will post pics here.

I'd like to join in on the fun so please do post. It's like a whole new episode of BIG the Builder .
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I have a 14' x 15' slab that I poured 2 years ago right behind my garage but if I start one more project before my basement is done I will strangle myself (if my wife doesn't beat me to it). By all means post away. I would probably already have mine done but I want a 3' x 3' indent in one corner where the stairs from my deck will land and I was having a hard time coming up with the truss solution for it.

Ok Biggie... what can us over builders put into a shed...

Electric and lighting... of course
custom shelving/organization... a given.
sky lights... now you are getting there.
Solar panels???
Garage door opener on the garden tractor???
Running water???
Phone to the main house???
Weather station??
Hurricane proof???

Man, that took longer than I thought it would...

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The only note I will make about shed building is make sure it is bigger than you need. You always hear a person say I wish it was bigger, after they are out of space. I got a variance for my shed because I wanted it bigger than the city permitted, when at the meeting with the building committee they asked why I want it that big. I said because I dont want to run out of space, as I said this, one of the committee member chuckles, turning to the guy next to him and says, dont I know...

I was going to do like10x12 but ended up with 12x16. Right now it is way bigger than I need, but I like not being cramped. Just my 2 cents.

as far as things that are need, electrical is a must, this is one item I still need to do, I am just delaying the process of trenching across my back yard...
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In the location of choice I am already pretty well constrained to a 10x12. Our local code is that anything under 150 sq ft doesn't require a permit.

As for extras the wife has requested siding to match the house I just wanted to use that patterned sheathing and paint it. I just want to make a couple of doors, the WAF says true exterior doors. While I understand why some would need Electric service it is not in my Shed1.0 plan.

Going with a raised floating pier foundation not a poured slab.

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Biggie, you make me laugh out loud, LOL!

AHA! Shed building. We did that BEFORE the basement build. The next person who says they need to build shelves is LOGANED FOREVER.

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I to would like to see your progress on this. I recently went to town hall to inquire about making a shed after being inspired by Scopeguy. Either way they require a permit but if it is over the 10x12 size it becomes a PITA.

Even for a basic permit they require that the shed be anchored down to the ground. The inspector said so it doesn't fall over.... I thought to myself you must see that happen often hugh!!! For anything bigger they would need actual plans drawn up and then they charge you by the sq. footage for the permit vs. $25-35.00(can't recall how much).
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I need a permit for 200sq ft or over so
210 (14x15 shed)
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9 (3x3 corner cut out for door landing)
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6 (2x3 cut out for easier access to electric meter on the back of house)
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195 = no permit!!!

Something tells me we should start a new thread.

"I ran out of money, patience or WAF on the theater so I thought I would go outside and build something".

Man, that took longer than I thought it would...

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Can't wait to see what you come up with. No doubt it will be something that will give a new meaning to the word 'shed.'

I know this doesn't fit your stated criteria, but I always kind of dreamt of a shed to hold my woodpile ...



Of course, it would also have to have shelves. Definitely. That goes without saying.

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Coming soon here?

http://gardenshedhalloffame.blogspot.com/

EDIT - this one is pretty awesome:



And I am a fan of the concept of this one:

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My immediate current project is to build a 10 x 12 shed. My wife said it has to have siding and look like the house, so looks like another of my trade mark overbuilt projects. The shed project is actually going to free up some space in the area where I am finishing the basement bathroom so that it will be easier to finish.

So, where is the picture of a napkin with the plan on it?

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So, where is the picture of a napkin with the plan on it?



May use more piers, we'll see.
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Found these plans on line for a 8x12, I will modify for 10x12 and change the style of the doors and window a little. Also I will use siding.



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Found these plans on line for a 8x12, I will modify for 10x12 and change the style of the doors and window a little. Also I will use siding.

I am subscribed and will be anxiously awaiting updates. In the spring I am planning to build the 10x16 shed from the "Building a Shed" book, but I'll bet I get better ideas from your build pictures than I did from the book.

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I picked up that book for $3.95 on Alibris.com, it does have some good ideas, actually the use of the pier blocks is in there somewhere.
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Shed Installment #1 the foundation

OK so last week I threatened to build a shed. I've actually done some work on it.


First I had to find a spot and with all the trees and septic field this is the spot I came up with. Not perfect, too close to trees and does experience some run off so I need to take that into consideration with the foundation design.



first order of business is to get the first four corners located and with blocking level with each other.

you scrape away the top soil, add pea gravel and tamp hard





Now you've got to level everything with 4x4 PT blocks





Next I layout the joist locations on the two long 12 ft boards. Santa needs to send me a bigger framing square.



New definition for tailgating.



now need to attach to the first two boards. Since I'm working alone you need some clamps and blocking to hold the boards in place



other side



now the board sets in place



Next is to put all the remaining joists into place,

Again with the clamps


Set the joist in place and measure the size of blocking required:



remove the joist, cut the blocking and insert



Put the joist back in place, nail at the ends and toenail to the blocking.



Repeat 28 times.



Last step is too add all the cross bracing under where the edges of the 4x8 sheets of flooring with rest


before long you are done with the foundation framing, notice the two cantilevered sections at the ends that are there to hide the piers out of view.



Today i made a trip to the quarry where i found out you can get as much crushed stone as will fit in a pick-up for $30. I'm planning on putting this around the piers to stabilize the soil from any further erosion from run off and to minimize the desirability of the under shed area for critter nesting. probably going to need metal wire mesh perimeter as well

If I had stronger springs I could have gotten more.



Stay tuned.
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So how is this related to the Home theater?

J/K! Nice work
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So how is this related to the Home theater?

I need to get some stuff out of the basement so I can finish the theater bathroom which now is a storage area.

Also I can't think of a better place to stash all those big AV boxes you need to keep until the stuff is past the ship in for repair stage.

Also need to boost my view count now that Catham has zoomed right past me. But who is counting?

Last excuse is I need some filler before I start the HT2.0 rebuild.
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Also need to boost my view count now that Catham has zoomed right past me. But who is counting?

I know what you mean, Oman is nipping at the heels of my v1.0 build, ah, er, I mean who is counting.
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Everyone has their method. Jamis gets a new keg and BIG builds a shed .
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