"Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made Thee glad." Psalm 45: 8

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Doors

We welcome Eric and Jonathan to the project. They have been doing the really difficult parts of the metal work this week.  Here they are admiring the eave struts and roof purlins just installed. It is wonderful having their expertise around the site!

Take this next shot for instance--I'm delighted that's Eric up there and not me:

Or this one, hanging the roll-up door:

Until finally the doors are hung, and fully functional:

Which is a load off my mind. Now we can lock the place and prevent unwanted intrusion.


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Here it Comes...

After the slab had cured for a couple of weeks, we were prepared to take delivery of the metal building. Perhaps I should mention that 3/4 of this new shop will be a metal building, giving us fairly large expanses of open floor space. The remaining 1/4 of the shop will be conventional framing with a bank of north-facing windows. We are really looking forward to that amount of natural, glare-free light. So here comes the package:

Notice to the rear of the delivery truck pink evidence of an early spring.
And here is Keith, unloading our shop, bundle by bundle:

Starting to go up!

And UP!

Until we have something starting to resemble Ironhenge:

Our crew: Ryan on the ladder, James and I studying the south east corner, my dad scrutinizing the progress, and Trinity (James' wife) walking around, classing-up the place. We are certainly glad to have gotten such marvelous help, and hope that sore muscles will soon recover!