Bill in Oregon Posted March 7, 2011 Share Posted March 7, 2011 We'll be moving in May to a more rural property and one of my first priorities after deer-fencing the garden will be to build a small, simply smithy. As I mostly run a charcoal forge (and occasionally the propane) I am thinking of using natural light, augmented with a kerosene lamp. This way I can skip wiring and all the other stuff that would require a building permit. I'd like the structure to have an old-time look, so I'm thinking vertical board and batten on the outside, corrugated steel roof, but insulated walls and either drywall or corrugated steel for the walls inside to further reduce fire risk. The floor could be dirt or crushed granite, but I was quite intrigued by the end-grain wood floor over crushed rock and compacted sand in another thread here. Anyone here build a small smithy like this? Say about 8 by 12 feet? Did you do a gabled roof? Shed roof? All thoughts most welcome! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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