Our 2 Story Shed

It has been a long hot summer in South Texas, and ironically we decided that building a shed in the heat would be a good idea.

I realize I haven't posted much in the way of cooking, since June, and for that I apologize.

I put up a post and said that we were working on some home improvement projects, the shed being the principal one. It dawned on me that some of you may be thinking, 'good gawd man how long does it take to slap a precut kit together'?

Let me just say this, it wasn't a precut kit, my wife, her son and grandson, and I built the shed from scratch. I can go on and on but, as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, so...

These pictures are about 2 weeks old. Since then the upstairs room has been finished. I installed a  dense foam floor, like you would find in a gym and put the exercise equipment up there.

The wood shop is still being finished. I've built a bench along one wall, installed wire shelving, built a dust collection system using pvc and a 5-gallon bucket. (That, by the way is very cool since most dust collection systems run into the thousands of dollars, and this cost me about 50.00 dollars.)

The outside is now completely finished.

Another reason that I haven't posted any new recipes is that we haven't been cooking much at all. With all of the projects we've been relying on fast food delivery for the most part. Suffice it to say, we've been eating some really bad food.

With the majority of the work done, the outside is complete, and the upstairs is finished, I have only the downstairs workshop to finish.

We built the shed this way because in our jurisdiction we are allowed to build a 10 x 12 foot shed without a building permit. We are allowed 11' 6" sidewalls and a roof height of 15 feet. So if you are willing to put up with short rooms you can get 2 floors in that space. Essentially we built a very small house with the exception of plumbing. This is what took us so long.