The Red Shed Project

You can see here that I tied the studs together from the pallets to create backer boards for the wall boards. I used the small boards cut to size to join the studs. I also used the studs to reinforce and brace in certain locations.

Psalms 32:8

“I will instruct the and teach the in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide the with mine eye.”

The Red Shed Project

Here you see I have started the first corner. The building was definitely not square by any means but I decided I would try my best to hide the imperfections as best I could as opposed to spending extra money, resources and time bringing it into square. That is what I love about carpentry and projects like this; they are usually very forgiving if you just take things into perspective.

2 Corinthians 5:7

“For we walk by faith, not by sight”

The Red Shed Project

*NOTE*

THE BLUE PALLETS OR CHEP PALLETS ARE THE PROPERTY OF CHEP. PLEASE OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM THE COMPANY YOU ARE GETTING THEM FROM AS THEY MAY BE CHARGED FOR THESE. IT IS SIMILAR TO A CORE CHARGE ON AUTOMOTIVE PARTS.

The tree lamp you see in the picture was repurposed from our house. It was on its way to the scrap yard when I decided to use it. You will see what I do with it as the project progresses. The building is now almost through the cleaning and gutting phase.

Philippians 4:11-12

(11) ” Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content .

(12) I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer in need”.

The Red Shed Project

Thanks again for joining me on this journey. The following posts will be more pictorial than verbal. It will illustrate the transformation from beginning to end.

Micah 7:11″In the day that the walls are to be built, in that day shall the decree be far removed”

The Red Shed Project

Pallet by pallet I began to gather my supplies. It was a daunting task to say the least but I was determined and as the project progressed it soon morphed into a whole other plan. Me fancying myself a survivalist thought “Hey, we need more room and the children need better rooms, I can live in this.” If my wife thought I was crazy before, when I hit her with this she would think I had gone off the deep end. I laid the sub floor and a corner to give her an idea of what it could be before I approached her with the new plan.Meanwhile, the reality of such a huge undertaking set in and I started thinking of problems that would crop up such as electricity, windows, doors and insulation just to name a few. Never the less I was still determined.

1 Timothy 5:8

“But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel”.

The Red Shed Project

I began to clean the red shed up and out. We are home shcoolers and on a single income things were tight and bills were piling up. My wife started a small Ebay business and the building was originally intended to be an office/warehouse for her. She is my angel and keeps grounded when my dreams and schemes get too, high.She and I both knew it was a wreck and she soon gave up on the notion of remoldeling it because it would take a lot of money we didn’t have. The dreamer in me just couldn’t let the notion go and I, working in a warehouse where pallets were readily available, soon devised a plan to remodel it totally out of pallet wood and scavenged items.As she always does, she encouraged me but when I told her I could read her thoughts ‘Your crazy’.” Like I said she keeps me grounded but me being hard headed, I started bringing home pallets.Haggai 1:8″Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified”, saith the Lord.