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Old 04-15-2010, 09:08 PM   #1
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Default DIY Brewshed from Harbor Freight!?!

I was perusing the Harbor Freight website, like you do when you're avoiding doing work, and came across this:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=33707

Pretty sweet concept, I'm sure there are companies that have more expensive/not knock off versions, but hell thats not bad. Most would need two sets, as I'm sure 7x8 isn't quite big enough, but still $106 + lumber = brewshed. This is definitely going to be in the fore-front of my mind when it comes time to build my brew shed. It's way cheaper than buying other pre-fabbed kits from the big box stores, and you can even customise the height, since one of my issues with all the sheds I've looked at is that they are a little on the short side for my 6'4 frame.

Here is a site with a bill of materials, and based on that I calculated around $400 for the lumber and parts cost, so $500, BUT that's without roofing. Not too bad really... though obviously if you have the skills you can shave off $100 and just do the angled cuts yourself
http://www.backyardcity.com/storage-...FastFramer.htm

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Old 04-16-2010, 11:30 AM   #2
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I have all the tools to make good angle cuts, and I'd still probably prefer to buy the kit. I love construction (building my brew-basement now) but I realized one important fact: I'm terrible at construction.

That's why I helped my neighbor all winter on his house, so now I only need to pay him with food and beer. I'm awesome at holding for chalk lines and I'm not too shabby with measuring and cutting straight lines. That's about it.

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Old 04-16-2010, 12:05 PM   #3
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Nice! I'll be building something in a year or so (once the initial money I overspent for my equipment is a distant memory to SWMBO). But I live in a Townhouse with no real back yard. I do have an under the deck space that I'm planning on pouring a concrete putting down a paver pad. Here's something a bit smaller for anyone who's looking.

http://www.brookstone.com/outdoor-to...:referralID=NA

I figure it can hold everything and the setup can be pulled out and put back pretty compactly. I even thought about insulating and turning it into an outdoor cold-shed. But I don't know how prudent that would be.

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Don't forget to use a 20% off Harbor Freight coupon. Go with a friend or relative and buy them separately so you get 20% off of each one. I get those coupons in the mail all the time and they are also in the back ad of many magazines.

If I only had room in my yard I'd be building them this weekend!

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Don't forget to use a 20% off Harbor Freight coupon. Go with a friend or relative and buy them separately so you get 20% off of each one. I get those coupons in the mail all the time and they are also in the back ad of many magazines.

If I only had room in my yard I'd be building them this weekend!
Good call! Forgot about the plentiful coupons...
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Subscribing to this very interesting thread.

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Framing brackets are great! Much stronger than direct nailing and all square cuts. You can build each arch, stand them up and drop in the side boards. I'm building a sunroom/green house using them.

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I'll have to keep them in mind for when the wife gets sick of me trashing the kitchen and gives me the go ahead to build this

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Heres a website that has coupons for harbor freight.


http://www.retailmenot.com/view/harborfreight.com

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They make a bracket kit like that for a workbench I was wanting to build, neat stuff.

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