🚜 On the Farm
It has been a big week on the farm. Finished up the fire hydrant pad after the concrete had cured. The pad looks great after removing the frame. Still need to paint the hydrant red to be code compliant.
Though I haven't mentioned it earlier, in the past few months I've split all the rounds of the cypress Tatyanna had cut. First with the wood splitter we borrowed from neighbors. Then by hand after the splitter's engine didn't want to start anymore.
Tatyanna's garden helper had moved the wood to the front yard where it sat, waiting to be stacked. It looks so much better now that it is stacked with the rest of our firewood.
With the concrete pillars fully cured, I could lay the floor of the shed. The floor is screwed onto the 4x4 beams, which rest on shingle cutoffs on top of the posts. The shingles prevent wood to concrete contact. This helps prevent rot from moisture wicked up by the concrete.
We placed plastic landscape fabric on the ground underneath the floor to stop gophers from pushing up dirt. I wouldn't put is past gophers to otherwise push soil up to the floor.
With the floor complete, it was on to building the four walls. The new cordless framing nailer came in really handy. Such a time saver!
We had a family barn raising in which we placed the walls and nailed them together.
With the walls in place, it was time to build the rafters. A quick jig ensured that all six rafters were created equally.
The rafters in place with gussets reinforcing each rafter.
Time to call it a day.
Next morning, I installed the front and back gables. Plus the workbench and shelf in the back of the shed.
Honey came to check out my progress. I was too busy building the front wall overhang and putting on the roof panels to take pictures. But by the end of the day I had the roof panels on. Despite a fall from the roof. Ouch!
I'd stepped on the soffit while positioning the first 4'x8' sheet onto the roof. I thought I was stepping on the shed's loft. The top of the soffit has the same unfinished OSB finish as the loft. An easy mistake to make. Luckily I only scratched my leg on the concrete base of the gate opener. Could have been (much) worse.
😱 Escape room outing
The riddles were a lot of fun too. Lots and lots of pattern recognition 😉.