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Patricks Barn: Merry Christmas to Us

Patrick's Barn: Merry Christmas to Us

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When my mom asked what we wanted for Christmas, we came up with the perfect gift.

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Patricks Barn: Siding Is Just Around the Corner

Patrick's Barn: Siding Is Just Around the Corner

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With the insulation and felt paper in place, we hope to start siding soon.

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Patricks Barn: Wow! Its starting to look like something

Patrick's Barn: Wow! It's starting to look like something

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With insulation defining the space, the barn frame is starting to look like a building.

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Patricks Barn: Installing Windows

Patrick's Barn: Installing Windows

When a carpenter friend offers his help, we decide to hold off insulating and install windows.

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Patricks Barn: Oh Boy! Mountains of Polyiso Insulation

Patrick's Barn: Oh Boy! Mountains of Polyiso Insulation

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We're wrapping up some loose ends and getting ready for wall insulation.

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Patricks Barn: The Hydrangea Is on Life Support

Patrick's Barn: The Hydrangea Is on Life Support

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A freak early-season storm leaves our town and landscape in turmoil.

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Patricks Barn: Priming Siding

Patrick's Barn: Priming Siding

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Back-priming wood siding makes the paint job and the wood last longer.

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Patricks Barn: Making Siding

Patrick's Barn: Making Siding

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Yes, it would be faster and easier to buy something from the lumberyard, but what fun would that be?

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Patricks Barn: We have a roof!

Patrick's Barn: We have a roof!

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With the roof done, it's time to start siding.

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Patricks Barn: Weathering the Storm

Patrick's Barn: Weathering the Storm

Hurricane Irene spared our house and new barn, but some of our neighbors weren't so lucky.

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Patricks Barn: The Inevitable Slowdown

Patrick's Barn: The Inevitable Slowdown

It would be great to spend more time building, but sometimes work and family come first.

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Patricks Barn: Roof Framing

Patrick's Barn: Roof Framing

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Framing a steep roof is both tiring and a rush.

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Patricks Barn: Framing Continues

Patrick's Barn: Framing Continues

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With the walls of the main barn nearing completion, it's time to start the roof.

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Patricks Barn: Raising the Frame

Patrick's Barn: Raising the Frame

A long holiday weekend means extra time for building.

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Patricks Barn: What Will It Look Like?

Patrick's Barn: What Will It Look Like?

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A post-frame building is cheap and easy to build, but it also poses some challenges.

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Patricks Barn: Rookie Mistake

Patrick's Barn: Rookie Mistake

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Success with concrete starts with having enough to do the job.

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Patricks Barn: Underslab Insulation

Patrick's Barn: Underslab Insulation

This past weekend we leveled the gravel with a site-built jig and put down a layer of rigid foam.

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Almost out of the Ground

Almost out of the Ground

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With the foundation done and water and power lines run to the site, the fun part is about to begin.

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Time to give up CAD (Cardboard Aided Design).

Time to give up CAD (Cardboard Aided Design).

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With help from a friend, I've decided to learn SketchUp and enter the 21st century.

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What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

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Our new project space has turned into a bigger project than anticipated.

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