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#19172 - 08/03/13 08:09 PM Lets see those Summer Projects
Lekywadrtrapr Offline
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Registered: 09/26/11
Posts: 35
Loc: PA
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Here's a picture of my new trap shed and storage lean too. When I started it was just a 2x4 frame. I figure I have between 200 and 300 dollars into it (mostly lighting and hardware). Most of the stuff was scavenged or given by some very generous friends. This little project was a first for me and kind of a dream come true.
It'd be really neat to see what other trappers do in the dog days. Please post your projects.

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#19173 - 08/17/13 12:02 AM Re: Lets see those Summer Projects
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 18
Loc: Stoutsville, Ohio
This is my summer project. It used to be the old township trustee building and before that, I think it was part of the village grainery or railroad. It was sitting in a field on a wagon and I was able to purchase it and move it about a quarter mile or so to my house. It is not quite finished yet but should be ready by season. The building is 12'X16. I had to spend more than I wanted to to get it into shape but I also had a lot of stuff given to me to help. I will have about $1500 (including the building) invested when it is finally done. I had planned on it looking a lot more rustic but ran out of money. I hope to add a small deck and porch next year as this is next to the fire ring we use in the summer for cookouts.









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#19174 - 08/17/13 05:29 AM Re: Lets see those Summer Projects
jarentz Offline
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Registered: 01/25/11
Posts: 48
Loc: central pa.
Very nice!

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#19175 - 08/17/13 07:39 AM Re: Lets see those Summer Projects
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Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 1979
Loc: Qc.
Good work, boys.

Moving that building must have bee a little sport.

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#19176 - 08/17/13 10:48 AM Re: Lets see those Summer Projects
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 18
Loc: Stoutsville, Ohio
It was Musher. It was really big to go down the road and it didn't have the floor in it because i had to cut it out because termites had eaten off half of the studs. So it was like trying to move a brick balanced on pencils with that heavy slate roof. My truck was not very pleased with the weight either.

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#19177 - 08/17/13 12:25 PM Re: Lets see those Summer Projects
Hal Offline
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Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
It turned out really nice. -- Hal
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#19178 - 08/17/13 05:12 PM Re: Lets see those Summer Projects
Lekywadrtrapr Offline
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Registered: 09/26/11
Posts: 35
Loc: PA
Well done! It looks nice enough to live in.
Thanks for sharing.

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#19179 - 08/17/13 07:59 PM Re: Lets see those Summer Projects
sbausum Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 18
Loc: Stoutsville, Ohio
Thanks. It has been a lot of work. I will post a pic of the inside when I get it done.

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#19180 - 08/18/13 07:41 AM Re: Lets see those Summer Projects
K-zoo Offline
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Registered: 10/24/05
Posts: 224
Loc: Otsego,MI
That's a great project. Job well done.

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#19181 - 08/21/13 05:46 PM Re: Lets see those Summer Projects
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 18
Loc: Stoutsville, Ohio
I am just about done with the inside now. I am down to piping the stove and putting in a heat shield behind it. And I still need the base for my skinning machine.





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#19182 - 08/22/13 08:06 AM Re: Lets see those Summer Projects
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Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 1973
Loc: WV
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: 1979
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
sbausum Offline
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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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