(This may take a minute if there are a lot of photos in the series)
In August 2002 we featured the brand new 32x40 Garage/Shop of Scott & Shirley Terral. Scott owns Gate City Hardware in Memphis, TN. and Shirley is a retired Pharmacist. Together they built their barn in Fayette County Tennessee at their home located between Rossville and Moscow. Scott sent us these terrific photos and this letter to describe their project....
We are so glad you got the pics of the fantastic barn. This was an experience for my wife and I! She's a retired Pharmacist and I am a Hardware Store owner.....so please note that there is no carpentry experience flourishing here. We did enlist the help of some friends (weak minds but strong backs) to help raise the walls.
The mono slab was poured by a fantastic engineer named Mike Atkenson.
My wife and I nailed all the walls and framing. (Every time we got stuck we went to the library and read a carpentry book). We even called you once or twice when we could not get past a "problem" but you showed us the light each time! My weak minded friends helped us to raise the walls and all it cost us was 3 buckets of fried chicken and a couple of watermelons.
The most trouble we had was the stairs. My wife and I just did not understand until the second day about stairs. We just had to read and re-read the chapter on stairs at the library.
Shirley and I nailed the never ending roof trusses in 105 degree heat in July.
My friend Jose and his crew raised them in August. After they were up it just seemed to go so fast.
We used rough sawn treated pine for the siding 1x10's........ we could have left them unpainted for a nice look but chose rather to paint so it will match the color of the house.
The roof deck was 1x10 S4S planks, covered with dimensional shingles.
The framing inspector was very impressed with the earthquake and wind anchors that you build into your plans.
Oh, by the way you will notice a bathroom with shower in there. Also got an electric water, natural gas heater and ceiling fans installed.
The second most trouble we had was with the telephone company..... they "do not put phones in a barn" So we called back and asked them to put a phone in my "work shop" ----- No problem now!
Thanks for the great plans, Dano..... we are so pleased with the results. We constantly get compliments on our barn!
You can go through the photos by choosing from the thumbnails up at the top.