Monday, August 10, 2009

More mess

More woodDespite my best efforts, my deck is even more untidy than before.

Here you see lengths of 2*2 scattered about, the last of a load of new wood I've shipped out to Lady Jane.

This wood, in part, is going to be used in the construction of my new workshop space.

The new sheets of plywood have already been stashed inside, out of the inevitable wet weather.

I've got how I'm going to do it pretty much mapped out in my head now.

The toughest part is most likely going to be the doorway.

I've never tried to make a door before...

10 comments:

  1. Hi Tim, when you do get around to doing the door, please tell us in detail how you did it. I have a bunch of doors that I will need to make frames for and hang myself. No idea what I'm doing, so if you figure it out I would love to read about it.Thanks , Rhianna

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  2. How have rick and Karen built their deck house I think that is in wood ? isn`t it time that you thought about building yours? presuming that you will have a similar construction. From their photos it would seem that they have used a fairly heavy wood construction ?

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  3. Hi Rhianna

    OK, will do.

    Regards

    Tim

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  4. Hi Rob

    Rick & Karen's deck house is built from aluminium.

    I've given it plenty of thought, but am not ready for that size project just yet as it will also entail sorting out the fish hold at the same time.

    Regards

    Tim

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  5. Ahh! That seems like a great idea keeping the "overturning moment" down considerably? I agree its a mamouth task ane a job that is best taken slowly.

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  6. Fred (WWR)11:38 PM

    I'm not clear on weather or not this is to be a temporary or permanent space. If permanent, then I would imagine that steel bulkheads would be the thing to do, making use of that hatchway you have laying on the deck. If temporary, then plywood walls would do fine. Framing for doorways is pretty simple. Too bad I can't include a sketch of wall framing with a doorway. Getting the framing for the doorway square is the most important thing and not difficult, very easy to do visually. I'm sure that you can find a book on the subject.

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  7. Anonymous1:42 PM

    Can't wait to see how you proceed. My guess is start by welding tabs under the whaletail deckhead to fasten wood framing to.

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  8. Hi Rob

    Rick & Karen's construction is beautiful, sets the bar rather high for me.

    Regards

    Tim

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  9. Hi Fred

    It's semi-permanent, but will probably be replaced/finished properly when I do eventually get my deck house up.

    I'm envisaging getting rid of the gallows and having stairs twisting up to the front deck there.

    Regards

    Tim.

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  10. Hi Anonymous

    Today's post was a bit slow - obviously :)

    Regards

    Tim

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