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Posted by Mary in PA on 12/5/2010

It seems winter has moved in early with unseasonably cold temps, but it hasn’t slowed down John’s work at the farm shop. He borrowed two large scaffolds from the same good guy that let us use his chop saw, and assembled them in the shop. I’m told we’ll need the scaffold to install the yet-to-be-purchased ceiling material. I think that’s a two-person job – but I’m really rather afraid of heights… so I’m not sure if I’m going to be the second person on that task. We’ll see.

John also framed in the interior walls for the bathroom from our self-made package of pre-cut lumber. He nailed together all of the lumber while it laid flat on the slab. Then he positioned a chain hoist in the roof truss and used it to lift the walls into place. His plan includes a sturdy ‘ceiling’ above the bathroom that will serve as a platform storage area below the building’s 14’ ceiling.

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Recycled carts and commode.
$20 auction find: pallet-jack makes for movable scaffold.
Back right corner; Lumber pre-cut off site, assembled walls on site &...
...lifted into place using chain hoist mounted on roof truss.



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