Building my Studio

New floor boards added to floor joists

New floor boards added to floor joists

I started on my studio – I started a tad too late in the season and hope that monsoon season does not come early this year. My pooches are sitting in the warm sun. I decided that the most economical size would be a 16 ft by 20 ft studio and this would fit nicely behind our house.

IMG_1022Floor  and one wall is up and one wall ready to prop up.

All the lumber I will be using is custom cut by CFC Lumber in Campbell River – I should of taken a picture of the logs they used. The structural pieces of lumber are all rough cut Douglas Fir, studs, joists trusses are Doug Fir 2×6 rough cut the flooring shown here is 20 foot long 1″by 6″ Doug Fir boards – rough cut also.

IMG_1028All 4 walls are up and braced. I went to our local Habitat for Humanity Restore and purchased 4 used sliding glass doors for a heck of a deal.

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Finally got all my roof trusses cut just need to assemble them and put them up. It looked easier than I thought – the trusses were very heavy and had to get a couple of youths to help me put them up.

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Trusses are up, 1 sliding glass door is in and I started with the Red Cedar board and batten on the backside of the studio.

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View of the backside of studio no windows just board and batten

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Got my roof on, window and sliding doors in. Got a great deal from Nelson Roofing, they had a garage sale on surplus roofing tin. For $300 they cut the tin made me a roof cap and gave me a bag of roofing bolts.

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With the roof on I can now start on finishing the outside board and batten. Nelson Roofing had a sale on fiberglass insulation at $10 a bag $100 did my entire studio.

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Insulating the walls and ceilingIMG_1068I decided to put up drywall on the ceiling and walls I did not like the feeling of looking at the poly and insulation.

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Drywalled and being painted – left over paint not my choice of colors but cheap.

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A jumble of wires from fluorescent lighting the lights came out of a local boxstore that got sold to Target I got all these lights ( electronic ballasts) for $70

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Almost finished just need a little trim.

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Gable end done with trim and all Geared Up

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Inside done now I can start working on my trees.

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7 thoughts on “Building my Studio

  1. Hi Anton,

    Just found your blog. Congratulations on the move! Your backyard is shaping up to be an incredible place.

    Cheers,

    Aaron from Toronto

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