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Boat building bow roof shed

Postby Scot2640 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:32 am

As I plan for my big build and since I'm also in need of another storage building I began researching my options. I settled on a bow roof shed using diy custom made wooden arch trusseses. Its labor intensive but low cost for the size structure you can build (45x20 in my case).

I thought this would be of interest to members who may need a place to house their Glen-l builds. I have included some pictures from another build so you can get an idea of what I'm talking about as well as a few shots of the progress of my build.

There are more pictures,links and explanations at my blog:

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Postby Scot2640 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:50 am

Don't know why some pictures get spun around. Maybe something to do with shooting with the phone in landscape or portrait. Anyway, couple more shots of my build. If you click on them they appear in the proper orientation.
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Re: Boat building bow roof shed

Postby Dave Grason » Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:33 am

I have a set of plans for this shed that I got from Simpson Marine about 10 or 15 years ago. I was all set to build it when I found a simpler one at Sam's Club and bought it. It probably did cost more but I had it set up in about an hour.

However, the material that is used to cover it is less than stellar. It has not held up particularly well to UV and the weather. Now, I have a frame and the rest is in tatters and it has been up only a few years. And I found that my Zip had been sitting for I don't know how long with water standing in it. It looks like there is little or no damage but even still, that can never be good for a boat building project. With the bow roof shed, the builder can go pick out his/her own cloth and make sure to get good stuff.

In addition to the cloth that came with my shelter not standing up to UV, it also did not block enough light to prevent weed infestation. I had a constant battle with HUGE, almost tree like plants that took over and then, the hornets and bumble bees came in to establish nests. Not Good!

So, I will likely build one of these bow roof sheds cause I love the design. Some may say that it is, as you said, a little labor intensive but HEY, if you can build a boat, this shed is a complete walk in the park.
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Postby Scot2640 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:05 pm

I looked in to the Stimson bow roof shed design but I had trouble reaching him.

UV is definitely the enemy. Some of the greenhouse visqueen has 4 year UV resistance.
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Postby slug » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:51 am

Around here the farmers have switched over to fabric covered shelters for hay, straw, and even livestock. The framework is steel tubing and usually mounted on a post type e-wall. The fabric is coated and is very heavy.. I got lucky and noticed that one the highways department was converting over to metal roofing was being stripped, and acquired enough fabric to re-cover my purchased big-box shelter that was splitting apart after 2 winters'
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Re: Boat building bow roof shed

Postby Scot2640 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:52 pm

Thanks slug, I'm in a pretty rural area surrounded by farms, I'll keep my eyes open.
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Re: Boat building bow roof shed

Postby Scot2640 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:55 pm

I set up my iPad and used the time lapse function for my boat shed build. I thought it was neat so I'm sharing it here.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sO0RpGCXLqw
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Re: Boat building bow roof shed

Postby Scot2640 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:41 pm

Framing and sheathing complete! She just needs her roof.

That will have to wait however, as upstate ny is expecting our first snowstorm of the year with 50mph winds.
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Re: Boat building bow roof shed

Postby Ronb172 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:54 am

Farmtek has the fabric covered buildings like Slug was talking about. They are good buildings
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Re: Boat building bow roof shed

Postby Scot2640 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:07 pm

The roof is on! Just in the nick of time as we just had our first snow storm.
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Re: Boat building bow roof shed

Postby rleete » Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:43 am

Scot2640 wrote:The roof is on! Just in the nick of time as we just had our first snow storm.


Bah. Being in Rochester, you should know that was only a dusting. It may have been a snow storm for some weaker cities, but not for us.

Anything less than a foot is "flurries".


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