ofafeather Posted March 14, 2017 Share Posted March 14, 2017 HI All, Been out of the loop for a while. We've moved, built a house and left our free standing open-sided shop with our old home. We added a 12' x 20' out building shed that we use to store the mower, mortorcycle, tires, garden stuff, etc. http://www.bradsbarns.com/buildings/sheds/a-frame-deluxe/ (Similar to the Duratemp A frame deluxe pictured but with 2 sets of double doors) We're thinking of turning this into a workshop/smithy. This is the type of wood building that is installed in one piece so it is on skids and has a floor. Can this be used as a smithy? I have a gas forge on a wheeled stand and the anvils are on stumps which can be moved. It's unfinished inside (wood frame) but we have electrical outlets and lights. I would probably also use it for my wood shop. I realize that metal shavings and wood shavngs can cause a spark hazard for dust collection so I plan to make sure the work areas are cleaned separetely and not in use at the same time. We are looking at possibly getting another building of a similar size and have options there, too. One could be a run-in type shed on a gravel base with one side open. The one thing I don't like about this type of building is that we live in an area that often has high winds and that would leave anything inside potentially exposed to rain and snow. I like the 2 bay one with the lean-to. We most likely will not run electricity to this building but may get solar lights or something if needed. http://www.bradsbarns.com/buildings/horse-barns/run-in-sheds/ The problem is that this would have to house the smithy, zero turn mower, motorcycle with sidecar and garden she'd, then the other would become just the wood shop. Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks! Eric Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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