Monday, September 16, 2013

Container Interior Support Beam Construction

I sound like a broken record, but it was another HOT, HOT, HOT Saturday at The Compound! 

R&B picked up a dozen pressure treated 4x4's this past week, and we used everyone of them including another we had already on property.   When I say we, I mean the Moose, Donnie and BJ.  I spent my time mowing and taking care of my chickens.

The guys really did a great job, considering the heat which was hot enough outside, and the further you traveled inside the container, the more stifling it became.  I set up a fan, to at least provide some air circulation.  Not sure how much of a difference it actually made.

I made sure they took a break, drank water and had a bite to eat for lunch.  Needless to say, they all needed a shower! 

The posts were placed on each side and top, then two beams were connected on the top for roof support.  Each beam will be connected with screws and bolts. 

The first set was placed back a few feet, as the entrance is already reinforced to support the doors.  Each subsequent "arch" will be approx. 10' apart.  The posts are placed in the grooves, so the length between each arch is approximate.   105" high x 95" wide archways.  The last set of archways will be worked around a walk in cooler.
You can see the start of the connections for each post.  Each hole has to be pre-drilled, which is not an easy task.  Actually, nothing was easy.  But between the three guys, they made it look easy.  They work really well together.
Here you can see the ceiling beams going up.  We plan on adding two additional 4x4's on each wall (like the ceiling beams).  This should provide some additional support, and give us plenty of areas to connect and or build shelving.

I think they were all happy with the progress.  Tired and sweaty, but happy.

1 comment:

  1. Your project is coming along well. Keep up the good work, I can't wait to see the final product.


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