99.9% Repurposed Materials "Boat House"
always wanted a house with a boat house and I finally got one! And I did this with 99.9% FREE and REPURPOSED wood.
Being new to woodworking "AND" having an extremely limited space to set up shop in I needed to maximize my space. In order to do that it required that I move our sit on top kayaks from my one car garage. That only left one place for me to move them...out of my house and somewhere outside!
Now let me explain for those of you that aren't aware of this. Whether you have a wood or plastic kayak having them outside can do severe and irreversible damage them from the big bright star in the sky everyday we call our sun! The cosmetic damage from discoloration is actually the least of my worries as the thing that can happen and cause the most harm is warping causing your "boat" to not run true in the water and you will find yourself paddling in circles like a one armed bandit!
So, not having anywhere else to store them I had to build something! And not having a great deal of resources or funds to contribute to this I had to get really creative and use whatever resources available. So off to Craigslist "Free" section I went and was able to find more than enough wood to get this built. In fact, besides the Kreg screws and the two handles for the doors the only other materials I actually had to purchase was the drip edge for the roof and I even caught that on sale for a mere $1.87 per 10' section and only needed three of those!
Ok, ok, so it's not a "boat house" in the true meaning of one but hey...it's my fantasy come true...let me live it ok? :)
I'm going to try to add a pic or two of it here. And I think I did pretty good when you consider I'm a total beginner at this wood working thing and have never built anything from scratch before and considering my limited resources.
I joined all joints with my Kreg Jig...except the door hinges of course. It seems to be pretty darn sturdy and square. I'm pretty proud of my little "boat house" and hope it lasts and protects the wife and I's kayaks for years to come.
1/4" Plywood walls (reclaimed)
1"x 6" Pine Boards trim (reclaimed)
2" x 4" Boards frame(reclaimed)
3/4" Plywood (floors and also reclaimed)
Dimensional Shingles (Reclaimed)
Drip Edge ...had to buy this but got it on sale CHEAP
2 Handles for the doors. Had to buy these as well but, again, caught them on sale
2 Hinges (reclaimed)