BUILDING A NEW WORKSHOP: Shed Demo
Eager to start renovations on the house, we realized the first thing we needed to do was create a space to work in and to store my future projects, aka the junk I’ve collected over the years. An additional benefit of a new workspace would be that we wouldn’t have to rent storage space anymore, freeing up some funds for the house renovations.Yippee! According to the real estate listing there was an artist’s studio in the back yard, but it looked like a fancy shed to me.
The first step in this project is tearing down the old “artist studio” in the back yard, which was really a glorified pair of sheds, shackled together and leaking at the roof where they were co-joined.
This post is a pictorial blog of a weekend of destruction. I love demo because you can quickly see results. I am not exactly famous for my patience.
First the junk comes out and into the dumpster, but I think we’ll save the door and the some of the pieces of this cool bed we found inside.
I want to save this glass block window too. Not really sure why yet, but I think it could be useful.
This was really heavy!. It seems like the things I like to save are frequently heavy. Good thing Brad is strong, so he can pick up my slack.
The ceiling was really low. Brad couldn’t even stand up straight until we ripped it out.
There was a lot of water coming in where the roofs of the two sheds came together.
Next we ripped out walls and cabinets. Believe it or not, these sheds were drywalled and had built in cabinets and electricity. These must be the features that qualified the buildings as an artists studio, even if you couldn’t stand up straight if you were more than 5’6″ tall.
The first day of work is done and the dumpster is filling up.
The next morning is off to an early start, with high hopes of getting the structure all torn down. First, off with the roof.
Brad’s job is to stand on the roof as he removes it, leaving not much to stand on. I do not have any skills on the balance beam, so my job is to move everything that comes off to the dumpster. I like my feet on the ground!
Finally the walls come down.
When we are down to the concrete slab, we are allowed to stop for dinner.
I am very proud of my well packed dumpster.
All in all. I would say it was a successful weekend!