Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sliding roof shed

Another look at a sliding roof structure:
Another astronomy setup

30x48 Garage.

Yes, we go BIG.
30x48 garage with Hardyplank siding

garage with manufactured home

Garage with 6/12 roof pitch
and extended overhang on endwall.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Astronomy / Telescope Shed w retracting roof

Here's an astronomer's backyard shed with a retractable roof!
Roof is built on rails and slides to the side
to give the telescope an unobstructed view of the sky.
Customer poured a concrete pad as the floor so vibration is minimized.
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Rain Forest Cabins

Here's a take on cabins from the 20's and 30's. These are also in the Olympic National Park at Crescent lake in Washington. It rains a lot here and the builders used extra overhangs on the eves to protect the walls. When it rains, they can also leave the windows open to let the cabins breathe. They also like a covered entry to shake off the raincoats and clean the mud off boots. Coffee and a book on the porch, rain on the roof.
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Cabins in Olympics

Sometimes all you need is a place to sleep, read, and make a cup...
These are cabins in the Olmpic National Park that we stayed
in for my daughter's wedding.
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tall Barn Garage

Here's a work in progress 24x24 Tall Barn Garage.
Interior staricase to 2nd floor huge storage area.
2 4x6 dual pane windows upstairs.
2 2x4 skylights,
3 3x3 windows downstairs.
This photo shows height and scale perspective with 1100 sq ft house.
Tall Barn Garage added 1000 sq ft of floorspace.
How would you use it?
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Monday, July 20, 2009

16x28 drawings

Customer wanted a dual purpose backyard storage shed: combination storage shed and pool cabana.
Here's a drawing of a 16x28 with a 4x18' porch.
There would be interior walls creating closet storage in addition to the two main rooms.

16x10 attached to 12x18

Here's the same footprint without the porch by putting a 16x10 togethr with a 12x28.

Either of these sheds can be built on concrete or on on our steel beem truss system.

The galvanized steel beam foundation saves the cost of pouring a slab of concrete with footings, which would cost about $4,500.

Friday, July 17, 2009

hillside studio

Slider access to Hillside studio.
Notice the broad overhangs on all roof eves.
Windows placed high and under eves.
Large window lets in plenty of light.
Double 12x12 gable vents
Posted by PicasaConcrete foundation poured in steps down hillside .
Notice crawl space door access at front corner for additional storage.

12" endwall overhang on eves

12" overhang on endwall eves,
octagon gable vent
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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Ranch Garage 20x24

20x24 Ranch Garage with extras
12" endwall overhangs
18x7 garage door
two 2x4 skylights
six 3x3 swindows
Ridge vent
30 year shingles
Extra concrete flatwork for RV parking
Customer is adding sheet-rock, plumbing, electrical, satelite TV, wood stove.
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Friday, July 3, 2009

Tall Barn Pro

The Tall Barn Pro is the top of the line for our sheds.
Not only is the barn a pleasure to look at,
it offers amazing useable space for the square footage under the roof.

Here the Tall Barn Pro (12x16) is side by side with a Pro Ranch.
The blue ranch wall height on the window and door wall is 6'5" floor to top of sidewall (wall with door and windows)
Tall Barn Pro has an interior wall height of 8' to the bottom of the rafters and a loft over that with headroom over 5 feet.
This shed feels huge inside... very roomy and workable space.
There is no more roomier shed in a 10x12 on the market.
This is the interior of the 12x16 Pro Tall Barn. Notice the 8 foot walls and strong rafters.

I have seen this loft configured with a pull down staircase and used as a children's play area.
The 2x4 skylights let in tons of daylight.
This shed is configured with radiant barrier metalic foil roof sheeting.
Not only does it keep the shed 10-15 degrees cooler than a shed with plywood roofing,
it also reflects light back around the shed and brightens the interior.
This shed also has a ridge vent, which allows heat to escape from the highest point in the shed.

Corner anchors

The beauty of the steel beam foundation system is that it saves the cost of pouring a concrete foundation which can cost up to $12/sq ft of slab.
Sometimes building departments will require the shed corners be held down in high wind areas.
This is a photo of the above ground portion of the MR88 anchor. The below ground portion is a threaded rod driven 3' into the ground.
A bracket is attached to a strong portion of the shed frame.
The top of the rod is then held to the bracket with a hex capscrew.
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ground anchor details:

On some instalations ground anchors are required by building code.

Here are drawing details of the rod driven into the ground and attached to the frame structure of the building.
Grade = dirt

The rod driven into the ground is attached to the bracket secured to the side of the shed.
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up go the walls

The walls are manjfactured at the factory and come pre assembled.
On location, the walls are stood up on the foundation and nailed together at the corners.
We need 18" minimum on all sides for the nail guns to do their work.
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Tire Shop Annex

Here's the final result:
A 12x12 tire instalation annex for a repair and tune up shop!
Tire instalation machinery is bolted to the concrete slab.
A nice self contained addition to the oil change and tune up operation.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tall barn Pro from street

here's the endwall of the 14x14 tall barn pro as seen from the street.
Notice the Semi cab parked next to the shed.
This shed effectively doubles the floorspace of the standard shed.
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Monday, April 6, 2009

Sacramento Factory in AM

Morning At the Sacramento factory.

Final check before all the trucks roll out to build their sheds and garages.
Every building is built to the customer's specs.
If we ask some questions that may seem unnecessary, it's to keep this all running smoothly.

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