It started out as what I thought was an ill advised purchase that cost $500.
It was delivered as a stack of 5 pieces of steel framing which had been used
to crate a piece of equipment that would be delivered to the states by a Maersk container ship.
My better half being a welder and my mechanic both said it was big enough to house my John Deere tractor with either the snowblower or bucket hooked up to it for winter or summer storage.
For over a year maybe two it has been outside in the elements with no more than a tarp now and then covering it. So having shelter was good news.
Once I dragged the bottom framework he had welded extra metal to and cut out pieces to use elsewhere I slid it into the area where my old shed once sat for 15 years. Sadly I cleared out just enough space to add this 16 x 9 foot long building. Funny how learning all of these news skills it took me awhile to actually see the light as to what would actually be needed as it began to take on the shape of a massive building soon enough.
I took so many photos of the progress but I will not bore you just know this was like building a home for me. 🙂
He spent days and days welding extra beams into place up above as well as on the walls. I took a metal building frame and added 3 really heavy metal trusses/rafters then had to add hurricane rafter brackets onto the steel as in between the three metal ones would sit 5 wooden rafters (15 in total) 18 pieces to hold up what appears to me a 12:1 pitched roof it was crazy how this job got more involved as I continued working on gardens and snapping photos of birds and flowers until he needed my help.
I used a flat shovel and removed just enough soil to stand red bricks on edge around the hole exterior framework then packed soil around them if these wiseguys dig I will notice the earth has been moved.
I have 3 propane tanks on one side and a windmill tower and solar panel on the other and I took out all of the soil close to the shed so I could clear the snow that falls off the roof, away to an area with pretty trees.