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The New Shop

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Daniel's Lawn Care, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Daniel's Lawn Care

    Daniel's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    Yesterday (Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010) we set a total of 34 room trusses with a 7/12 pitch and one foot overhang. Here are the pictures. The first and last truss, finished product, and view of the room upstairs.




  2. Jpeg lawn maintenance

    Jpeg lawn maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,638

    coming along very nice keep up the good work daniel. Thats gonna be a nice garage for you.
  3. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 799

    ahh they are room truses. gabel on top of stack
  4. Daniel's Lawn Care

    Daniel's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    Here is what it looked like after we finished today. Shingles are coming next Tuesday.





  5. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    That is going to be one nice shop man! Cant wait to see the final product!
  6. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,150

    Your doing a great job. Teriffic garage. What are the measurements of the loft ? :)
  7. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,599

    Looks awesome, I would love something like that if I haven't mentioned it yet lol.
  8. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    What would a pre-eng metal building have run compared to the wood structure? I would think metal would be stronger, more resistant to fire and probably faster to throw up?
  9. RJR7110

    RJR7110 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    Great job man. Did you ever build these for a living? It looks really good.
  10. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,230

    Typically, if you are your own contractor you can do wood cheaper.
    I have a friend who worked as a Professional Engineer for Morton Buildings for a number of years and it was his opinion that a wood framed structure would outlast most metal buildings. He stated that a typical metal stucture was designed for a 25 year lifespan. Good care will make that much longer as we all know.
    As an inspector myself, I think Daniel has made some great choices with his building. His should last many years and retain a decent property value.

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