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Rustic Recycled Cabin Work Shop


D.MacArthur
D.MacArthur
D.MacArthur
D.MacArthur

Hey folks! This is my 3 years in planning "Recycled Materials" Rustic Cabin Work Shop! Took me 3 years to accumulate the materials used to finally build this work shop last month!
It's 80% complete but I do have most of the materials to finish it!
Work shop measures 11'W × 14'L × 15' 6" T, the end porch & balcony measures 4'L × 11'W. Main Floor work area has an 8' Ceiling and the upper lever has a 7" ceiling centre clearance!
Main floor was framed with 19 salvaged × 6"×6"'s cedar 10' posts then capped on the front & rear with 2 salvaged 18' cedar 6"×6"'s, all found in an old barn that was being tore down. Then topped with 24 × 2"×6"×10', and 24 × 2"×6"×8' 1 year old pressure treated deck boards I removed from around an above ground pool that was being disposed of by the new home owners!
Outside walls, roof and upper flooring took 31 × 3/4" × 4 × 8 plywood sheets that were recovered from multiple demo jobs I took on over the 3 years! Window and door were found at the curb for disposal, and the shingles were bartered for from a neighbor who had just enough bundles left over from their roof and really wanted a picnic table built from recycled materials.
Even the insulation in the walls is recycled insulation!
These are all items destined for our land fills, some sooner then later, I've done this project with my children and family members to prove a point that if you set your mind to it and have a little patience, ANYTHING is possible!

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Rustic Recycled Cabin Work Shop

by D.MacArthur
Jun 04, 2016

Hey folks! This is my 3 years in planning "Recycled Materials" Rustic Cabin Work Shop! Took me 3 years to accumulate the materials used to finally build this work shop last month! It's 80% complete but I do have most of the materials to finish it! Work shop measures 11'W × 14'L × 15' 6" T, the end porch & balcony measures 4'L × 11'W. Main Floor work area has an 8' Ceiling and the upper lever has a 7" ceiling centre clearance! Main floor was framed with 19 salvaged × 6"×6"'s cedar 10' posts then capped on the front & rear with 2 salvaged 18' cedar 6"×6"'s, all found in an old barn that was being tore down. Then topped with 24 × 2"×6"×10', and 24 × 2"×6"×8' 1 year old pressure treated deck boards I removed from around an above ground pool that was being disposed of by the new home owners! Outside walls, roof and upper flooring took 31 × 3/4" × 4 × 8 plywood sheets that were recovered from multiple demo jobs I took on over the 3 years! Window and door were found at the curb for disposal, and the shingles were bartered for from a neighbor who had just enough bundles left over from their roof and really wanted a picnic table built from recycled materials. Even the insulation in the walls is recycled insulation! These are all items destined for our land fills, some sooner then later, I've done this project with my children and family members to prove a point that if you set your mind to it and have a little patience, ANYTHING is possible!