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Well, It looks like this is going to be the year! I have a 28x48x14, with a 10x48 lean too, specked out and will be breaking ground soon. One half of the lean too will be open, so 10x24 enclosed. In a few years, I will be adding another lean too on the the other side, fully enclosed, 10x48. I will just stone the inside of the 10x48. It's going to be great having my boats. camper, and other stuff out of the elements. I will enjoy being able to have space to work on stuff out of the elements, as well.
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Well, It looks like this is going to be the year! I have a 28x48x14, with a 10x48 lean too, specked out and will be breaking ground soon. One half of the lean too will be open, so 10x24 enclosed. In a few years, I will be adding another lean too on the the other side, fully enclosed, 10x48. I will just stone the inside of the 10x48. It's going to be great having my boats. camper, and other stuff out of the elements. I will enjoy being able to have space to work on stuff out of the elements...
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I'm also having one built the second spring breaks in NW Michigan but nowhere the size of yours, I should go bigger and will probably be sorry but at my age really how much more stuff will I acquire.
Well, It looks like this is going to be the year! I have a 28x48x14, with a 10x48 lean too, specked out and will be breaking ground soon. One half of the lean too will be open, so 10x24 enclosed. In a few years, I will be adding another lean too on the the other side, fully enclosed, 10x48. I will just stone the inside of the 10x48. It's going to be great having my boats. camper, and other stuff out of the elements. I will enjoy being able to have space to work on stuff out of the elements, as well.
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I'm also having one built the second spring breaks in NW Michigan but nowhere the size of yours, I should go bigger and will probably be sorry but at my age really how much more stuff will I acquire.
Well, It looks like this is going to be the year! I have a 28x48x14, with a 10x48 lean too, specked out and will be breaking ground soon. One half of the lean too will be open, so 10x24 enclosed. In a few years, I will be adding another lean...
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Do you know someone, anyone at all, who has built a storage building that ended up being too big? I have never heard of such nonsense! FM
I'm also having one built the second spring breaks in NW Michigan but nowhere the size of yours, I should go bigger and will probably be sorry but at my age really how much more stuff will I acquire.
Do you know someone, anyone at all, who has built a storage building that ended up being too big? I have never heard of such nonsense! FM
I'm also having one built the second spring breaks in NW Michigan but nowhere the size of yours, I should go bigger and will probably be sorry but at my age really how much more stuff will I acquire.
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I kind of wish my main floor of the storage shed wasn't so tall.
It's really hard to warm it up in the winter.
I don't heat it year round but do warm it up when I am doing a project.
Insulate it well if you plan to heat it.

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I kind of wish my main floor of the storage shed wasn't so tall.
It's really hard to warm it up in the winter.
I don't heat it year round but do warm it up when I am doing a project.
Insulate it well if you plan to heat it.

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Sounds similar size to what I'm building.

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Well, It looks like this is going to be the year! I have a 28x48x14, with a 10x48 lean too, specked out and will be breaking ground soon. One half of the lean too will be open, so 10x24 enclosed. In a few years, I will be adding another lean too on the the other side, fully enclosed, 10x48. I will just stone the inside of the 10x48. It's going to be great having my boats. camper, and other stuff out of the elements. I will enjoy being able to have space to work on stuff out of the elements, as well.
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Sounds similar size to what I'm building.

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Well, It looks like this is going to be the year! I have a 28x48x14, with a 10x48 lean too, specked out and will be breaking ground soon. One half of the lean too will be open, so 10x24 enclosed. In a few years, I will be adding another lean too on the the other side, fully enclosed, 10x48. I...
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Another idea is to pour the floor then lay a row of blocks and go up from there. My ground is wet and the poles don't hold up so well. Also I didn't make it large enough or tall enough.
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Another idea is to pour the floor then lay a row of blocks and go up from there. My ground is wet and the poles don't hold up so well. Also I didn't make it large enough or tall enough.
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Im going tall for my camper. I bought a new one last year. The other tall door is for the new boat in a year or two. I do not plan on heating it at this time. Im excited for the barn, for one, since i promised myself that I had to have a place to store a new boat. I do not want it sitting outside.
Im going tall for my camper. I bought a new one last year. The other tall door is for the new boat in a year or two. I do not plan on heating it at this time. Im excited for the barn, for one, since i promised myself that I had to have a place to store a new boat. I do not want it sitting outside.
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Are you doing the construction?
Im going tall for my camper. I bought a new one last year. The other tall door is for the new boat in a year or two. I do not plan on heating it at this time. Im excited for the barn, for one, since i promised myself that I had to have a place to store a new boat. I do not want it sitting outside.
Are you doing the construction?
Im going tall for my camper. I bought a new one last year. The other tall door is for the new boat in a year or two. I do not plan on heating it at this time. Im excited for the barn, for one, since i promised myself that I had to have a place to store a new boat. I do not want it sitting outside.
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Plastic stapler to the underside of the rafters helps with heat loss along with tarps handing from the rafters to the floor keeps the heat in pretty good
I kind of wish my main floor of the storage shed wasn't so tall.
It's really hard to warm it up in the winter.
I don't heat it year round but do warm it up when I am doing a project.
Insulate it well if you plan to heat it.

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Plastic stapler to the underside of the rafters helps with heat loss along with tarps handing from the rafters to the floor keeps the heat in pretty good
I kind of wish my main floor of the storage shed wasn't so tall.
It's really hard to warm it up in the winter.
I don't heat it year round but do warm it up when I am doing a project.
Insulate it well if you plan to heat it.

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No Jimbos, too big for me. I have friend that works with an Amish crew. I am probably doing the concrete with another buddy. I will do the electrical.
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No Jimbos, too big for me. I have friend that works with an Amish crew. I am probably doing the concrete with another buddy. I will do the electrical.
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Good for you, wish mine was bigger I need to build a second barn and I wish I had a lean too (or 2)!

Also don't make the mistake I did, if your going to insulate and finish off a portion of the barn as a shop to heat, do it now if you can. I wired mine moved all my stuff in and kept accumulating more stuff and never finished it! That was 16 years ago!


Well, It looks like this is going to be the year! I have a 28x48x14, with a 10x48 lean too, specked out and will be breaking ground soon. One half of the lean too will be open, so 10x24 enclosed. In a few years, I will be adding another lean too on the the other side, fully enclosed, 10x48. I will just stone the inside of the 10x48. It's going to be great having my boats. camper, and other stuff out of the elements. I will enjoy being able to have space to work on stuff out of the elements, as well.
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Good for you, wish mine was bigger I need to build a second barn and I wish I had a lean too (or 2)!

Also don't make the mistake I did, if your going to insulate and finish off a portion of the barn as a shop to heat, do it now if you can. I wired mine moved all my stuff in and kept accumulating more stuff and never finished it! That was 16 years ago!


Well, It looks like this is going to be the year! I have a 28x48x14, with a 10x48 lean...
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I want the lean too's for tripe!
I want the lean too's for tripe!
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Space abhors a vacuum!
I'm also having one built the second spring breaks in NW Michigan but nowhere the size of yours, I should go bigger and will probably be sorry but at my age really how much more stuff will I acquire.
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Space abhors a vacuum!
I'm also having one built the second spring breaks in NW Michigan but nowhere the size of yours, I should go bigger and will probably be sorry but at my age really how much more stuff will I acquire.
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22x30 breaking ground today hopefully! My big thing is getting my big boat out of the elements and also being able to work on it. My smaller boat is in my third bay of my garage and can get in and out but nowhere to work on wheel bearings etc... Gonna be nice!
22x30 breaking ground today hopefully! My big thing is getting my big boat out of the elements and also being able to work on it. My smaller boat is in my third bay of my garage and can get in and out but nowhere to work on wheel bearings etc... Gonna be nice!
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Double lean to NOW???
Double lean to NOW???
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Getting it going early MilanMark, congrats
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Getting it going early MilanMark, congrats
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If you were talking to me Fab, just the one.
If you were talking to me Fab, just the one.
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I had one build in Au Gres a couple years ago. A couple things I did that I really like are light pannels in the top 2' of the walls, although I really only needed it on the south side. Don't even need lights during the day time. If you don't plan to work in there, skip the concrete and go with crushed stone, which is what I did. Mine is just a big storage shed, so concrete was not needed and saved us thousands. If you store a boat in there, like I do, concrete would puddle up water that drips off boats, which is a pain anyway. I absolutely love the 12X12, electric, overhead door since I use my barn like a garage for my truck. When I did the electric, I put in a couple motion activated lights and they are awesome. The main lighting was those LED ones that plug together from Home Depot, which only took me a couple hours to install 10 of them and really light up the place. I built shelving along three of the walls and that really allows me to store tons of stuff and quickly find it when needed. I had two steel entry doors installed, but only needed one, so wasted money there. Make sure the grade for the barn is high enough so no water enters during wet weather. I'm glad I spent the extra money on that as I seen barns before with water pooled up in them after big rains.
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I had one build in Au Gres a couple years ago. A couple things I did that I really like are light pannels in the top 2' of the walls, although I really only needed it on the south side. Don't even need lights during the day time. If you don't plan to work in there, skip the concrete and go with crushed stone, which is what I did. Mine is just a big storage shed, so concrete was not needed and saved us thousands. If you store a boat in there, like I do, concrete would puddle up water...
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I never thought of crushed stone, any specific stone type?
I never thought of crushed stone, any specific stone type?
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The limestone is mostly used on driveways works. I also used it on my driveway to my barn too. It can have a little dirt in it to help it bind. It's best is the steam roll it down.
I never thought of crushed stone, any specific stone type?
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The limestone is mostly used on driveways works. I also used it on my driveway to my barn too. It can have a little dirt in it to help it bind. It's best is the steam roll it down.
I never thought of crushed stone, any specific stone type?
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