Thursday, August 27, 2015

Framing The Pump House

I've started framing the pump house, and what I'm doing is overkill.  But this is practice for the house.  And part of the fun, for me, is figuring out how to do things without researching it.  As many of you know, I research  stuff to death, much to the dismay of my family.  But this is something that isn't really that important, and that I want to try to figure out on my own.

Even though this little shed is only 8 x 8, I wanted to practice tongue and groove.  How to do it?  I set my circular saw for 2", and cut into the rough cut 4 x 4s.  I put the cuts as close together as I could.

I then took a cold chisel and split off the wedges, and then used a wood chisel to clean up the cut.  This is what I wound up with.

And this is the first gable end wall.

A close-up of the gable.

Of course, I don't need to go through all of this for such a little shed, but it is practice and it is fun.  Next will be building a slip form foundation.  Yes, slip form on this tiny wall, but it is good practice for the house next year.

Victory beer!  Actually, six of them!



  2. I think what you are showing is a half-lap joint or a lap joint:

    This is what I think is more of a tongue and grove joint:

    Either way, they are worthy of all six victory beers!