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Offline kneescrubber

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DIY metal buildings
« on: March 11, 2014, 06:14:31 PM »
We have 2 buildings in our back yard that have been there for a pretty long time. One of them needs at bare minimum a re-skin on all 4 sides. The other has been missing a door on the east side so the flooring is beginning to get bad near the doorway. We store all of our garden/lawn equipment in the 2 of them. I've been toying with the idea of replacing the siding on both of them, replacing the flooring in the obviously bad one and expanding one to include a small greenhouse for me to grow my seedlings for spring planting.

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I mentioned my thoughts to Susan a couple of days ago and she thought that just replacing the both of them with a single building could be an option. She feels spending more than $500-$600 would be an unwise expenditure. Why not spend more and get a brand new building.  :)  The only problem is, Susan really has no grasp of costs for something like either one of the options. So I've been looking online for diy metal buildings but have run into another issue. The footprint of the 2 buildings is 8x24'. I'd prefer closer to 9'x27'. But everything I've found online wants to charge a premium for odd sizes.

Does anyone here have experience buying prefabbed metal buildings that were built to a specific size?

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Re: DIY metal buildings
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 07:43:10 PM »
Just hire this guy to build it.

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Re: DIY metal buildings
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 08:13:22 PM »
You could probably get a good answer over on the Garage Journal Forum.  There are quite a few DIY metal shop build threads over there.

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Re: DIY metal buildings
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 08:42:36 PM »
Just hire this guy to build it.

Apparently it's still standing.


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Re: DIY metal buildings
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2014, 07:18:40 AM »


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I mentioned my thoughts to Susan a couple of days ago and she thought that just replacing the both of them with a single building could be an option. She feels spending more than $500-$600 would be an unwise expenditure. Why not spend more and get a brand new building.  :)  The only problem is, Susan really has no grasp of costs for something like either one of the options. So I've been looking online for diy metal buildings but have run into another issue. The footprint of the 2 buildings is 8x24'. I'd prefer closer to 9'x27'. But everything I've found online wants to charge a premium for odd sizes.

Does anyone here have experience buying prefabbed metal buildings that were built to a specific size?

If there isn't any logical reason to build that size, I would just go with a standard size and spend the money on a concrete floor. I know that ups the cost, but I think that it would be money well spent, if you can afford it.
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Re: DIY metal buildings
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2014, 11:11:34 AM »
Just hire this guy to build it.

Apparently it's still standing.


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Re: DIY metal buildings
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2014, 12:27:10 PM »
Standard size is the way to go, if you possibly can.

Further, do NOT put it under a chestnut tree, and use it as a place to work on stuff. The falling chestnuts hitting the metal roof will have you screaming "gooks in the wire" and frightening neighborhood children as you low crawl across the back yard with a sickle between your teeth.

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Re: DIY metal buildings
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2014, 12:43:13 PM »
Standard size is the way to go, if you possibly can.

Further, do NOT put it under a chestnut tree, and use it as a place to work on stuff. The falling chestnuts hitting the metal roof will have you screaming "gooks in the wire" and frightening neighborhood children as you low crawl across the back yard with a sickle between your teeth.

Or so I hear.

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Re: DIY metal buildings
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2014, 12:51:45 PM »
Standard size is the way to go, if you possibly can.

Further, do NOT put it under a chestnut tree, and use it as a place to work on stuff. The falling chestnuts hitting the metal roof will have you screaming "gooks in the wire" and frightening neighborhood children as you low crawl across the back yard with a sickle between your teeth.

Or so I hear.

Flashbacks are a bitch.

Mostly for the neighbor kids ;-}
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Re: DIY metal buildings
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2014, 10:09:20 AM »
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Re: DIY metal buildings
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2014, 11:17:18 AM »
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Re: DIY metal buildings
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2014, 11:56:39 AM »
Just wanted to show this off again:

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Re: DIY metal buildings
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2014, 07:05:46 PM »
Just wanted to show this off again:

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