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  • Hello westnorton....how were the 6_6 post fastened to the concrete and how well do you feel about the strength and longevity of this application
    By harlymike, on July 13, 2013

  • I used 5/8" galvanized wedge bolts to anchor the post bases to the concrete. I walked across the top of this pergola to put in all of the screws to secure the 2 x 6's and 2 x 4's. I feel very confident that this is a solid project that will last for many years.
    By wesnorton13, on July 14, 2013

  • OK wesnorton sounds good to me.....I have to investigate those wedge bolts that you refer too.....my pergola, if I ever build it will be free standing on an existing concrete patio without the added stability of being anchored t any side to a structure
    By harlymike, on July 14, 2013
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  • This is truly amazing! I was looking to build a shed, and I think I just found my inspiration! Thank you for sharing.
    By mike44g, on July 13, 2013

  • Thanks Mike44G and you're welcome. As for me, it took me about 6 months to visualize a final plan that was exciting enough to inspire me to get started. The last hurdle was getting my wife's buy in (or should I say "authorization" LOL). Once she pushed me to get started, it was exciting all the way to the end. Good luck.
    By George H, on July 14, 2013

  • NOW that's a bad boy shed !! Love the theme and I,m gonna have to build on like it themed on an old time fixit shop store. Love to have customers come to see arcade and pinball games I custom restore in a shed like that as my shop and showroom !! Thanks for the idea Big "G"
    By Pinwizz69, on July 28, 2013


  • Have you drawn up plans and specs on your shed ? It would be a great help. Yopu should send pics to Popular Mechanics, I,m a subscriber and they may choose it to be featured in their mag. one month.
    By Pinwizz69, on July 29, 2013

  • Thanks for all of your nice comments. I am very pleased with how it turned out and am really looking forward to decorating it. I do not have drawn up plans, but I have detail sketches I drew of critical parts, like the pier spacing, floor joist layout, Facade dimensions, material costs, etc. I also have over 200 pics showing various details. There are numerous features that cannot be seen, like a rack under the shed for my extension ladder, 4 ft rear overhang, passive ventilation details, portable ramps to fit over the 1" pipe at the roll up door (I used aluminum scaffold boards), etc. I am more than willing to share but would need a way to make contact. I will check into the Popular mechanics suggestion. Thanks.
    By George H, on July 29, 2013

  • Thinking outside the box. AWESOME shed. Plans? This would be a high plan seller, and modifications with different themes an add-on delite.
    By 41Buick, on August 9, 2013

  • i had to give you one of my votes. iv had a similar idea in my head for a wood shop, but i havent had the time to build it. grear job!
    By THE GOOSE, on September 29, 2013

  • Awesome job!! I could see that in my own backyard as a Old West Bar/Wood shop!! My wife and I have a 10x14 workshop out back now, but want to add another, larger, building for additional shop space. Woodworking, Lampwork, Ceramics would all benefit from this kind of space. Thanks for the inspiration.
    By 6gunsam_127678, on March 22, 2014
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