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Finally getting my new shop

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by NoFearDeere, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    Ive been waiting since July and the builders finally started this week on my 40x54 shop. Should be done next week. Garage doors, new electric service and concrete by the end of next week. Will upload all the pics I have so far tonight when I get home. I will tell you one thing....nothing is cheap about building a new garage!!!
  2. StormRanger

    StormRanger Member
    from NorEast
    Messages: 72

    I think thats actually the size I plan on having built. 3 cars wide, 2 deep, but with enough room for a work bench, lift, storage, all the good stuff.
    Having it built from block or pole barn style?
    Definitely keep us updated with pics.
    I figured $30k, how far off am i?
  3. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Insulated and heated?
  4. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    Next year I will do that. Just getting it up for now. Might insulate it this winter since it's going to snow like crazy and we're all going to be millionaires!!!;)
  5. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Sounds good, I'm sure it will be nice!

    Maybe it will snow like millionaires and we will all be crazy!:dizzy:
  6. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    Here are some pictures of the ground before the building started. Then a few of my skid loader and the builder's Case 450 (very nice loader!) And then some more pics of the progress this past week. Let me know what ya think!

    ground before 1.jpg

    ground before 2.jpg


    posts 2.jpg

    posts 3.jpg
  7. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    Some more of the pics...

    posts 4.jpg

    posts 5.jpg

    posts 6.jpg


    skids 2.jpg
  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    40x54 is a really nice sized shop. Congrats.
  9. MogMan

    MogMan Senior Member
    from Qc
    Messages: 198

    Nice !

    I don`t have to go to The Gararge Journal anymore to get my garage pron on. I can stay right here.
  10. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,039

    Congrats on the man cave!

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,554

    I just spent an hour on that site. :nod: so many ideas now.

    40 x 50 would be awesome
  12. bigbadbrad

    bigbadbrad Senior Member
    Messages: 836

    wow never seen one built like that before, you do it diffrent then we do it up here
  13. MogMan

    MogMan Senior Member
    from Qc
    Messages: 198

    I forgot to mention to never go on that site unless you can take a couple days off.
  14. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935


    How are they building that?
  15. Jt13speed

    Jt13speed Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    cant wait to see it finished. I see your slowly changing the fleet from GM trucks to Dodges lol nice
  16. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,063

    how deep did they put the 4x4's? thats about the same way i want to build my shop as soon as my ford stops robbing all my money lol. are you going to do steel sides?:drinkup:
  17. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    Here's a few more pics I took tonight. Had to include my car hauler! :) It is a Wick Pole shed, 40x54. Will have the top 12" in the clear see-thru material to let some light in each side, north and south side. Im having concrete poured next week for the entrances, and then 2 10x10 overhead doors with openers installed. After that a new 200 amp service to the building. Im hoping to get a little loft or second level storage area put in the back before snow flies but im not holding out much hope! The posts are set 3 to 4 feet in the ground in concrete, really is turning out nice. I will put up more pics after the builders get done working Monday!


    building 2.jpg

    building 3.jpg

    building 4.jpg
  18. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    Must be a nice feeling to have a shop like that. Looks great.
  19. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Time for a Hoe-Down......
  20. Jello1

    Jello1 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Very nice size. Looks really good. But just curious. Seeing as Pa and ILL are about the same for being in colder climates. What's your average snowfall? Most around here are 4' on center trusses. I'd be scared with 8' on center. as i can see you have. But usually 2x4 rafters are the norm here. Maybe with the 2x8 rafters they have higher weight loads.