Up at the Shop…Again

We’re back to working on the shop again. We’ve put up a second round of OSB on all the walls and Graham has been able to set a few things up so he can do his mechanical work.



You can see I have still have a lot of boards to stain. I have done enough that we can finish the shop – the rest will be going on the house. We thought we could get to that this year, but I doubt it. So the boards will likely just stay here until I get them stained and we can put them up.



Here’s where we were at with the back exterior. Graham has built scaffolding so he can get up there and put on the fascia boards (the black ones), the soffits and the vents. We are going to finish off the gable ends with shingles stained the same colour as the exterior walls.





I was talking to my son, the builder, about having to stain so many shingles and where would I put them to dry? He gave me a really good tip – hang up wire and then use clothespins!



Once we got that set up, it was time to start. We’ve got 10 bundles and wow that is a lot of shingles to stain.




Hanging them up with clothespins works great. On the wider shingles, I had to use 2 clothespins per shingle. Even though I am staining them inside the shop in the shade, it is still very warm, so the shingles are drying quickly.




Here’s how the gable end looks with a few rows of shingles up. We’re hoping to get this side of the shop finished in the next couple of days. Slowly, the building of this shop is coming to a finish. It’s taken us longer than we would have liked, but that is life, isn’t it?