The Temple of Mo’

I was greeted by a lovely pink sky at about 6:30AM.picture1013161146_1
Mark Murray and his assistant showed-up at 7:30AM and got to work laying out the floor-framing and getting things leveled on concrete bricks.
He builds the shed-walls in his shop and assembles on-site with a very organized system. The floors are tongue-and-groove sheets.
The walls go up fast.
And pretty soon the roof trusses too, and then the roof-sheathing.
2″x4″s frame the drip-edge and then shingling begins.
There’s not a lot of shingling and they make-up the ridge-shingles from scratch.
Done in less than four hours with time for coffee and conversation.
I found a couple of aluminum ramps at Tractor Supply and drilled a center hole in each tongue.
With the mower’s wheel-track measured out, I dropped a lag-bolt with the impact-driver into the 2×4 frame to hold them in place and not kick-out. Easy enough to remove and store in the shed.
Now I can get a mower with a bigger deck to reduce my cutting time. Maybe next year as I’m running out of money for these big-dollar expenses. Anybody need some user-interface design work?


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9 thoughts on “The Temple of Mo’

  1. I’m not impressed by the bricks under the flooring. Sitting on gravel, I would expect them to start moving and sinking, especially as you use the shed. For gravel, the feet should have been attached to the structure, so they stay in relation to the floor structure. They should also be distributed under the full floor, not just around the perimeter.

    For those ramps, once you figure out the correct spacing, consider making that locating pin to be a part of the ramp tongue. Pick an appropriate size carriage head bolt, and secure it with a nut on the bottom. Simply drop the bolt/pin into the hole, and the ramp will stay in place for use. It would be better if you ground the thread off the bolt where it goes into the wood, as the thread will eventually open the hole a bit from wear. If you bore some holes in one or both ends of the ramp, you could hang them up while not in use.

  2. Nice looking shed. Built my own from scratch when I was younger. Built it with a sloped flat roof, which made construction simpler. In your case, I think I would have framed the floor with treated lumber, or flipped the assembly over and sealed it with something to keep out moisture and bugs (unless there is already something there I can’t see in the photos).

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