Temporary Workshop

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Brasstom, May 4, 2006.

  1. Brasstom
    Joined: Jun 2005
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    Location: Alexandria, VA

    Brasstom Dedicated Boat Dreamer

    Hello all!

    I'm moving into a house in a month after about 6 months of Apartment living (which, by the way, is HELL for a boat-builder!) and I need help! First and foremost on my wish-list is to start working on a new boat (nothing too extreme, a 16 foot canoe I'm going to take down the rapids of the James) but I have no garage. I have a large backyard and plenty of space and I want to build a temporary structure for my workshop.

    The requirements are cheap, quick, easy, and leaving no permanent damage to the yard. I remember seeing a website a year or two ago about a shelter made from PVC piping and tarps... I wish I could remember where it was!

    Regardless, I need it to be tall, wide, and long enough to work in comfortably with my tools. Help!

    Thanks, everyone!
  2. SheetWise
    Joined: Jul 2004
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    Location: Phoenix

    SheetWise All Beach -- No Water.

    Here's a link to some specialty PVC fittings -- Link. They are strong -- and very cheap.
  3. yokebutt
    Joined: Aug 2004
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    yokebutt Boatbuilder


    Just get a cheapo 10 by 20 foot white tent at costco, they're less than a hundred bucks.

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