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Timber Frame Barn Remodel #7: Really got a view now

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Blog entry by PoohBaah posted 07-10-2018 03:32 PM 873 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I am waiting on the glue to dry on my mallet for the swap and I decided that I am ready (not sure I really am or not) to open up the back wall where there use to be a sliding door that had been nailed shut and a bunch of rot that needed replaced. So last night I cam hope from the current shop and went to work removing this section. Now you can see the view I have. Beautiful personally.

I need to reinforce the vertical beams since they have a bit of wear. Then I am going to run new 2×4s horizontally to give me something solid to screw the metal siding into. I also have a 24×36” sliding window that I am going to install in the right section that way I can have some ventilation since this corner is going ot be my future shop.

My goal for the week (since my wife is out of town) is to get the balance of the old siding off at least the first 12’ of that side of the barn since that is how tall the steel siding sheets I have are and get it all prepped to start hanging steel. I would really like to have this side’s steel hung by the end of the month. I know that it will go slow. I am starting on the back side that way I can work out any kinks in my plan and figure out the small details of hanging steel. I have done a few roofs but there is a lot more trim work here to worry about, doors and windows and such.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon



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EarlS

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#1 posted 07-10-2018 05:02 PM

Corn – only in the Midwest is that a vista worth viewing…..speaking as an Iowan.

Put in as many windows as you can. The difference in the quality and amount of light makes it well worth the effort. I added windows to my garage/shop and they made a huge difference. Plus you have an amazing view.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 07-10-2018 05:11 PM

I agree Earl. I have plans for 2 windows on that wall that faces East. It is actually the only true exterior wall that the wood shop will have.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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#3 posted 07-10-2018 05:42 PM

Where the hell are all the mountains Pooh?! ;-))

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4 posted 07-10-2018 05:50 PM

Kenny, they are about 500 miles South East. Its flat as can be here.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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#5 posted 07-10-2018 05:53 PM

Yeah, I know, I was just razzin’ ya. Everytime I’ve been to the midwest I always love the scenery but can’t ever get used to there not being any mountains.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#6 posted 07-10-2018 05:57 PM

I agree, I lived just outside of Asheville, NC for a summer and we vacation annually on Lake Norris, TN. I have a sweet spot in me for the mountains.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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#7 posted 07-10-2018 06:59 PM

Kenny – those aren’t mountains in VA. They are hills. If you want real mountains head out to WY – nothing like seeing the Teton’s in early November with fresh snow while trekking up and down the mountains hunting elk.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#8 posted 07-10-2018 07:21 PM

Neil, you are an iron man. Doing all you do there, and the barn, and a swap item and running a swap! You rock dude!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#9 posted 07-10-2018 08:15 PM



Kenny – those aren t mountains in VA. They are hills. If you want real mountains head out to WY – nothing like seeing the Teton s in early November with fresh snow while trekking up and down the mountains hunting elk.

- EarlS

True enough Earl. Never been to WY but Washington state makes ours look like hills too!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#10 posted 07-10-2018 09:22 PM

good thread sir !

-- http://jasadomino.net/

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#11 posted 07-11-2018 12:17 AM

Good idea on the metal siding. We put what is called Z trim above metal siding so rain on the siding above doesn’t get under the metal. Good luck Neil!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#12 posted 07-11-2018 10:51 AM

I know exactly what you are referring to Duck. I think that I am just going to overlap the layers by an inch or so and save on some material costs. I have seen it done both ways and no one can give me a reason why one is better that the other.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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