Saturday, September 20, 2008

Asterix in Brampton

This is my collection of Asterix figurines that I scored from the Netherlands and Quebec city.

Me like.........

Shed Build Diary - 13 - Taking Sides!!!

The siding of the North, South and West walls are now complete along with the trim work around the door. Also visible is the extension built on the North wall to allow me to continue work outside regardless of the weather. The roof goes on next week.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Shed Build Diary - 12 - John Hancock

Prior to the siding going on the walls, Dad and I signed our names on the Typar. Hopefully we have immortalised our efforts this summer.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Shed Build Diary - 11 - It's a Wrap!!!

The shed wrapped in Typar house wrap and all seams and staples taped. Managed to get this completed the evening before leaving for Quebec City. Rain was predicted for the entire weekend and I wanted to get this done prior to our departure.

Shed Build Diary - 10

OSB does not stand for the Order of Saint Benedict
We did manage to sheathe the entire shed by Friday evening. Here are views looking south and north with dad taping up the corners in preparation for the house wrap.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Shed Build Diary - 9

The rain looks like it is here to stay for a few more days. I will attempt to get some indoor stuff done. On Friday, I got me a box of vinyl tiles from Wal-Mart even cheaper than Home Depot's cheapest. Incidentally Home Depot's cheapest are the same tiles that are in our washroom. What the hell were the PO's thinking??????

Brendan comes tomorrow. Yay!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Shed Build Diary - 8.01

With rain expected tonight and tomorrow, this evening was a frantic rush to tarp off the roof and sides. I had asked Lynda to be around as I would be working on the roof of the shed. She came out all ready to do work but I just needed her to be around to call 911 if I happened to fall off the roof. After a while she got tired of waiting around and decided to water the plants. 'Let me know if you fall' she advised. I expect to scream as I fall was my retort.

Anyhoo. Work was done without incident. Layla was up and down the ladder assisting and hoping that I would invite her on the roof. NOT!!!

Shed Build Diary - 8

Since I cannot start working on the North wall without removing/dismantling the old shed, I decided to start with the sheathing of the South and West walls as well as the roofing. This will allow me to move stuff into the shed and get rid of the old one. For some reason, I miscalculated the OSB requirements and came home one sheet short. So tomorrow it's back to the 'Depot'.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Shed Build Diary - 7

I managed to install 90% of the rafters all by myself as Dad is still in the East end. I used joist hangers that are not supposed to be used for rafters, however the price difference of CAD 7.00 per hanger justifies it's use.

Simpson 'Strong Tie' Hurricane Ties used at the front of the shed.

Joist hangers used at the wall end.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Dealmonger - Malibu Deck Lighting

This morning saw me back at the Brampton ReStore in an attempt to score a window for the south wall of the shed. I did not find the window, but instead scored 9 of the above Low Voltage Deck Lights for the princely sum of CAD 1.00 each. That means that I got the 9 units for CAD 9.13, which is less than the pre tax price of CAD 12.98 per unit at the 'Depot'!!

Me Happy!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Shed Build Diary - 6

No pics. I had the entire work area covered in Tarpaulin as there was rain on the weekend. On Saturday Dad and I got in a good deal of work, building the South wall and bracing the structure. Got the wood for the rafters and I intend to start construction later in the day.

Day & Mum are at A. Joy's place for the week and Savio has already found a place to stay. So I'm all alone this week. Let's see what I get done.

On another note - download Praan by Gary Schyman and sung by Palbasha Siddique. It's from Good listen. Strange Motive.
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