Framing and drying in the Lind Woodshop


An update on the Lind Woodshop from November 2011 to date (written by the non-builder in the family):

Four men (two fathers, two brothers) built the framed structure
en-likened to an Amish barn-raising:
in one weekend we went from concrete piers in the dirt
to an entire framed wood building.
The family joked and looked in shock
at the pure magnitude of the building,
especially when compared to the shed previously in its place
(turns out a 3D model is a bit deceiving in that way).

Before the wind sail roof could blow off,
Kevin was back on the ladders
framing up the walls plus door and window openings.
Jen was thrilled to see a placeholder
for the side door that would give access
to the gardening materials.
Kevin was already imagining
where his tools would be placed
and future hours spent on new projects.

A few long weeks went by
(at least for Kevin, who went stir crazy
whenever he looked out the back window) -
busy with holidays, travel,
cold weather, and overall recuperating -
before the woodshop was touched again.

But February came around and with encouragement
and help from Dad to continue building,
we were soon making easy progress
to “dry-in” the woodshop (fancy term for roof on and windows in)
and it only took a couple (4) days to complete the sheeting
plus a couple more weekends of work for window and door installation.

On a breezy Sunday, Jen and Kevin
installed the 5 Andersen 400 Series Awning windows:
they easily slid in and installed within 10 minutes each,
(a true testament to their quality!) with Jen on the inside adding shims,
Kevin on the outside doing other installation duties.
Then the Andersen 400 Series Inswing Patio Door
was set in place by Kevin and Tim,
plus the roll up utility door (for the John Deere mower)
and finally the side entry door, which took a longer struggle.

I continue to be amazed at Kevin’s ability to make building such as easy task!

Lind Woodshop Progress Photos:

More info on the meaning of “Drying in” a building.

One thought on “Framing and drying in the Lind Woodshop

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