La pièce de résistance, the sliding door! We are ALMOST done with the quonset hut build! Since my last update, we sheeted the end walls, installed the sliding door, set up the pens inside, and built a heated washroom (complete with a slop sink, stainless steel countertop, and lots of shelving). We still have one … Continue reading Barn Construction: Finishing Touches
Once we finished assembling our quonset hut, the next step was to build the end walls. We opted to build our own, rather than purchase them as part of the building kit, so that we could completely customize the size and placement of the doors and vents. First, we screwed pressure treated boards to the … Continue reading Barn Construction: End Walls
Since our quonset hut is now more than half assembled, I figured it was time to share an update! We started out doing things the VERY hard way. First, we tried standing up a fully assembled arch, with the help of Brandon's father and brother. We quickly learned that the arches have a propensity to … Continue reading Barn Construction: Halfway There!
The biggest mistake we made when we ordered our DuroSpan steel building kit was NOT ordering the hand welded base plates along with it. I don’t know what we were thinking. The base platse may not be necessary to install the quonset hut, but they definitely make it 1,000% easier. Had we ordered the base … Continue reading Barn Construction: Base Plate Installation
Over the past several weeks we’ve slowly but surely been working to prepare the building site. We started by running mason’s line to determine where to build the forms. We then built the forms using leftover lumber from our sawmill, which involved cutting and driving LOTS of stakes. Once the forms were constructed, we leveled … Continue reading Barn Construction: Slab
Our DuroSpan steel building kit was delivered this past week! We opted for a classic Quonset hut style building, which is constructed of a series of arches that bolt to one another. Pictured above are the pieces that make up the arches. I’m not going to lie, it’s a bit daunting to see multiple buckets … Continue reading Barn Construction: First Steps