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travis24
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Hello from Michigan

Post by travis24 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:56 pm

Just received my plans for the Zip build , starting to get the materials figured and hope to get rolling here in about a week. I'm going to attempt to build this in my shed. It's going to be a tight fit but I think It'll work for the first build. Shed picks at http://WWW.betterbarns.com look under barn hall of fame and I'm the Novi Michigan build . Travis
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Re: Hello from Michigan

Post by Nova SS » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:42 pm

Welcome to the site. Good luck with your Zip. What are the dimensions of the shed?

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Re: Hello from Michigan

Post by travis24 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:06 pm

Shed dimensions are 12 by 16
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Re: Hello from Michigan

Post by vupilot » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:44 pm

Welcome,

Good luck with the build. I think your barn will be fine. You always want more space no matter how much you have.

Those are neat barns too.

Keep us posted.

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Re: Hello from Michigan

Post by Nova SS » Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:55 pm

it will be snug but you should be fine. :) As was said already you always want more space.

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Re: Hello from Michigan

Post by areame » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:47 pm

welcome, im from grand haven and am in the process of building the squirt. if you have any questions a where to get wood feel free to ask.

Anthony

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Re: Hello from Michigan

Post by travis24 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:50 am

Anthony , yes let me know of the suppliers you were looking at , I've got a couple in mind just looking for some fair prices. Thanks
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Re: Hello from Michigan

Post by areame » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:23 pm

I looked around quite a bit and found a place named Johnston's Work Bench which is out of Grand Rapids. A friend of mine who also recommended it used it for his Chris Craft restoration project. I did try and find some other places as my dad owns a hardware shop and he asked a couple of builders about where to get the cheapest wood but for the amount of wood needed it turned out cheaper to go to Johnston's Work Bench. If you have found anywhere cheaper let me know!

Anthony

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Re: Hello from Michigan

Post by RayB » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:14 am

LLJohnson's (Workbench) is actually headquartered in Charlotte (near Lansing) with outlets in Grand Rapids and South Bend. They have a wide variety marine plywoods and hardwoods at good prices.

Another place to try, closer to Novi) is Armstrong Millworks. They do not carry plywood but have most hardwoods you might be looking for. They are located on M-59, about 3 - 4 miles east of US-23.

Ray B.

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Re: Hello from Michigan

Post by travis24 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:29 pm

Anthony

Looks like I'm going with homestead out of Ohio for the meranti hydro -tec plywood and the mahogany. They have some good prices.
Travis
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