This is a view of the second level going up. Molly is making sure that the 2"x4" is level.
This is a shot of the door framed up.
The backside has the only window, which overlooks the garden bed. Under the tar paper are horizontal boards that I nailed the vertical siding boards to.
The roof is constructed of 3/4" plywood that was used as flooring in a now defunct bar. Yes, it was free as well. I extended it to cover the 5' easement between the building and the fence. This will be where I keep the propane tanks to fire the kiln.
On top of the plywood, I put a layer of the 3/4" strip club flooring. It was probably overkill, but sometimes the snow here piles up. The final covering is corrigated sheet metal roofing.
I insulated the inside with standard R-13 fiberglass.
The main problem I had with this was that I'd built the walls by stacking the pallets vertically on top of each other. I left the runners in place as they were built on the original pallet. Unfortunately, the spacing was narrower than the width of the fiber glass, so I had to do quite a bit of cutting. It really made this part a miserable job and I was very happy to be done with it.
I covered the inside with sheetrock as I plan to paint it.
This is pretty much where I stopped. I wanted to get started on the second building. My plan is to work on that during the daylight hours and work on finishing the inside of this one in the evening hours as it doesn't make as much noise as when I'm constructing the building.
One final thing:
Last summer I built a redwood pergola for Jill's hammock chair on the left. I also built a small pallet swing which is on the right. Yellow is her favorite color. We put up 4 slatted doors on the backside to create a privacy screen.
Here is a close up of the pallet swing.
That's all for now....