The shop is a 40 x 28 foot barn with modified post-and-beam interior columns. Between the columns there is an open working space of about 39 x 14 feet, just barely big enough to fit Lion. Outboard of the columns, on both sides, there are work spaces at floor level and above on balconies. Between the house and barn, there is a connecting breezeway. The gallery shows construction of the barn (shop) in 1990.
(NOTE: For latest work on the boat, check the Planking page.)
Click on any photo to enlarge and scroll through the galleries:
Excavator Dan Carson blew out a backhoe tire making room for footings
After the excavator left, some high spots remained
Josh got the ledge cleaned and ready for the footing forms
Josh has things under control
More footing forms
Progress was slow – now into Fall
Now into Winter. Had to pick thru frozen shell to get loose sand!
Almost Spring before the foundation wall was complete
Raising the back wall with block and tackle – Cuddles was no help
Modified post-and-beam using dimension lumber
Three walls up
Best helpers ever!
Shawn was taking the picture
Off to school
Note 4×8″ oak beam at the ridge to support hoist
Must’ve had good sneakers
Using the hoist
4″ of gravel
6 mil vapor barrier under wire reinforcement
Back section poured
Middle section ready for concrete
Slab almost complete
Now it’s complete!
Roofing in Winter
Barn went thru Winter with no siding – didn’t bother these guys!
Roofing finished, siding underway
Thanks to Mike Kolasa for aerial photography!
Comments on either the website or the construction process will be greatly appreciated. You can contact me (Mike Danesi) at firstname.lastname@example.org.