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#19182 - 08/22/13 08:06 AM Re: Lets see those Summer Projects
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That is a nice little building. I'm glad to see that you've given it a new life. And I noticed a couple pretty nice deer heads too. Ohio bucks I guess? I was hoping that you'd saved that metal "Office" sign, if you can find the right person, it's worth $100 or more.

One thing that I did notice, and everyone will agree, you need more shelf space. You can never have too much shelf space.

You could probably go in one corner, come out 2 feet or so, install a 2X4 vertical, from floor to ceiling. It'd only take 3 or 4, 8' studs and a sheet of 1/2" plywood. You can pile a lot of stuff on a 2-foot by 2-foot square shelf.

You can rip the 2X4's, to 2X2's, that'd be all you need to support the shelves. Space them out where you want them, that'd be 32 square feet of storage room.

I'm still working on the "old shack" project. Went to the hardware store the other day and bought a 5-gallon bucket of white latex paint, cost me $165.00. It's good paint, but... :rolleyes:

I called the local co-op, and ordered 2, 5-gallon buckets of white paint. It took a week to get paint, but got it for $53 each. And it is cheap paint. But I'll tell you, while your shed walls are clean, I'd paint them.

Get in there with a paint roller, you'd be finished in 2 hours. And that would really brighten up the shed. smile

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#19183 - 08/23/13 04:43 AM Re: Lets see those Summer Projects
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Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 2013
Loc: Qc.
Or if you like the wood look, you can put on a couple of coats of shiny varnish. The grease will come off the walls easier when you wash.

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#19184 - 08/25/13 09:09 AM Re: Lets see those Summer Projects
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 18
Loc: Stoutsville, Ohio
Thanks redsnow and Musher for the suggestions on the inside. I will definitely be building more shelves. I am not sure about whether I am gonna paint or clear varnish. I do like the wood look. Unfortunately it is not in the budget this year. I know I am gonna have to really protect the walls from the blood and grease so I can paint next year. I have a big roll of vinyl I am going to tack on the walls around the whole end of the building where the fleshing beam and skinning machine are. I am also gonna put up a lot of cardboard. Hopefully this will get me by for this year. I know it wont be pretty but will hopefully protect the wood.

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#23056 - 11/09/15 03:57 PM Re: Lets see those Summer Projects [Re: Lekywadrtrapr]
Storey Offline
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Registered: 11/08/15
Posts: 3
Loc: TX
Outstanding! It takes a vision, lots of work, and skills with tools to achieve what you have. Congratulations!

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