Sunday, August 5, 2012

Building a Workshop/Studio!

For the past few weeks my family, some good friends and I have been building a workshop. We've worked from the ground up, starting with a patch of 12 foot tall weeds and overgrown decorative banana plants and rocks.

We worked together to clear the area and level the ground with pickaxes, shovels, and a machete to prepare the ground for our cement foundation blocks. It was hard, dirty work but lots of fun too!

Next we made the foundation blocks by mixing cement and pouring it into some wooden forms. Finally, we were able to place them!

Next we stabalized the ground with gravel and then built a wooden platform that sits on the cement blocks. This is going to be the floor.

All in a day's work!

Aaand, our first wall is up! :)

Then we get to work prepping our building for wall number two. 

And in no time we have wall number two!

Followed by wall number 3!

Next came the roof beams.

And the framing is finished!

Yesterday we installed the window and door. Tedious but fun. :)
We threw a tarp on top of the roof beams until we can put up the actual roof. Hopefully soon!

And then the finishing touches, walls and steps. 

And that's what we've done so far. It's almost finished and I'm so excited to see the finished project! Hopefully we'll get the roof up sometime next week. 
I'm so grateful to have been able to be part of the building through every step of the process. I've learned so many new things and I can't wait to start working in there. 
What fun! :)

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