So after getting necessary building permit it was onto some prep work.
My workshop build is very unusual. That is because I am building a finished room on a 4” concrete slab that is not anchored to the garage foundation and that has no footing. This may be a recipe for disaster but I discussed this with a structural engineer, and 2 foundation contractors. Their attitude was “Its just a workshop? You’ll be fine.” Very reassuring. So I had a contractor pour footings under the 4 posts supporting the roof over the patio for a few hundred dollars.
As soon as the footers were poured we started with some demolition. And as I said, I wanted to do all the work myself. So here is a pic of me doing some demolition (with the help of my wife) on the concrete slab to make it align with the front face of the garage:
After demo was completed we started framing in the walls. Here’s another pic of me working on the walls with my Dad:
Here I am making a good impression of holding a wall up:
And after the first weekend the completed frame:
In my next post I’ll continue with sheathing, siding, and door/windows.