Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My Kiln Shed


Building a NEW Kiln Shed
My former kiln shed blew down in a storm this past spring so I have been in the process of building a new one on a shoestring budget.  Step 1 started in Nevada in April.  My sister had a shed she no longer needed so my son and husband dismantled it and I moved the pieces back to our home in Colorado.  Spring winds and a reluctant husband to reassemble the shed put this project on hold.
Fall arrived and the reconstruction of my shed began.  WOW reassembling a shed can be quite complicated and getting the framework square (we were missing a few pieces) a major complication.

 
We had to prop the sides of shed up with tables, etc. until the top rail went on.  There were no wind free days for our construction but at least only gentle winds. Our building took several days to complete – the bottom frame was hardest but once the sides went up it got much easier.


Next we assembled the roof frame and had friends help us set the frame on the sides.




John and I put the roof on next.



Almost Done!

The doors are on; my kiln is inside along with my workbench, storage cabinets and shelves, etc.  Now I am ready to fire a load of pottery.


13 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks cool! Yay for a new workplace!

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  2. Yay! for a new kiln shed!! :) Looking forward to seeing new pottery in your shop.

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  3. very cool! I bet you have a lot of pottery that you have made since spring that need to get into that kiln!

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  4. Oooo, I can't wait to see it either!

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  5. That's a lot of work. Have fun creating!

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  6. Wow! That looks like a lot of work, but I am sure it is worth it.

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  7. Incredible and Inspired! Have fun!

    ♥♥♥
    Sue

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  8. So glad it's completed. . .looks like a lot of work. . .better late than never!!! Happy kilning!!!

    Rose

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  9. Sheesh! No wonder your husband was reluctant... :)

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  10. Well done! You've been patient, and now you must be over the moon to have it ready to set all up again! Enjoy your regained workspace !!!

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  11. This is going to be so nice! Now if I could get my husband to build me my dream craft room.....

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