Monday, September 12, 2011

the new shed has begun!

Update: 8:45PM 9-13-11
The crew put up four front support beams today and sided the back with the rough cut pine. Should I stain this? What kind of stain?

21 Comments:

Blogger Kat said...

Hooray! Congrats!

September 12, 2011 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Tora Consolo said...

Holy smokes! Jenna you're amazing - that little farm your creating is incredible!

September 12, 2011 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Kyler and Sylvia said...

Ohh... just looking at your shed... is your contractor going to install some intermediate supports mid span at the front?

September 12, 2011 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger WeekendFarmer said...

Hey J - Congrats on the stove? What brand is it? Is that the kind where you can have a kettle boiling on top? I am very interested to get one before the winter arrives. Let me know. Thanks! Regards, weekendfarmer

September 12, 2011 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

That looks like one great sheep shed to me!

September 13, 2011 at 12:11 AM  
Blogger Goat Song said...

Awesome!! You are going to have some very happy sheep on your hands, when that's finished! :)

September 13, 2011 at 12:54 AM  
Blogger John Taylor said...

Looks great so far!

Grace and Peace,

John

September 13, 2011 at 1:23 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Kyler I don't know what that means but they are professionals and just started! I will ask!

WF: It's a Vermont Bun Baker, a farm sponsor, there link is on the ad on the right hand side of the blog.

September 13, 2011 at 5:48 AM  
Blogger Flartus said...

I bet you wish you were out there, swinging a hammer. Maybe in another year you'll be at the farm on Mondays, as well...

September 13, 2011 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger CJ said...

Interesting construction technique. I hope you give photo updates, I'm interested to see how this all ties together.

September 13, 2011 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger Chuck said...

Excellent! Here's another vote (from a structural engineer) on wanting to see more support on that front beam, or how they're planning to tie in that side of the building for that span. An early snow now, and that'd be on the ground. Glad to see the new building going up, though!

September 13, 2011 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Andi said...

Do you think your sheep would like company? I could see that being a very cozy place for this writer to camp out. :) Looking good.

September 13, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Tina - Our Rustic Roots said...

Glad they've gotten started. :)

September 13, 2011 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Looking good! I agree too that it needs more front support, but since there isn't much to the structure yet, I assume they have a plan for that. It looks like a nice size, too. We retrofitted an existed pole barn for our goats and because of our inexperience, we made their area much larger than it needed to be. I regret it every time I have to clean it.

September 13, 2011 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger daisy said...

Whoo-hooo!!!!!!!!!!!

September 13, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger WonderKY said...

Can I get a copy of your plan? I need something simple that one for my new goat shed.

September 13, 2011 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

Are you going to need to dig a trench at the back? There looks like a small hill behind that may drain rain water down and right under your walls and into the shed. Just wondering.

September 13, 2011 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Chicky said...

I agree with the others that mention more intermediate supports midway in the front. That's an awful lot of structure for no intermediate support. I'm no contractor or engineer, but just looking at the picture... Good luck with the new shed! You'll be so much happier with it.

September 13, 2011 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger redbird said...

I used a sealer capable of treating docks when I had a wood shelter for cattle/horse just because the shelter was made out of pine and I don’t like the way pine planking can warp and look bad after time if untreated. It was a non-toxic one that I bought from a friend who had extra called Seal-Once, and it took a beating and never showed wear from the elements. I’m sure there are thousands of sealants out there though.

Looks like the sheep will be cozy this winter!

September 14, 2011 at 12:50 AM  
Blogger M said...

Oh, a word of advice from a klutz. I have a sheep shed with a similar design. But with that sloping roof I find I hit my head on it EVERYTIME! Hardhat, anyone?

September 14, 2011 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Aila said...

I don't know anything about rough-cut pine, but I did work in a paint store for a couple years. Staining the wood will prolong the life of it, and to a certain extent will discourage termites (not sure how bad termites are in your area). Cedar and redwood don't usually need it but pine might. I would personally get an all-in-one stain from a big box/home improvement store (Behr is ranked pretty high in quality, not sure about price though), you want stain plus sealer for best results. I would not recommend oil-based (if you have the option in your area, here is CA it's practically illegal), mostly because it's a pain to clean up. Shoot me an e-mail if you have more paint questions!

September 14, 2011 at 4:29 PM  

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