Well we've finally begun. I am doing this project out of pocket so it will be baby steps. We've decided to break it up into bays. The space between the column on my left and right is Bay 1. You can see the lumber I've purchased. Just out of frame are three massive casement windows for three bays. This small slider window is to be removed and we'll be cutting a large hole in the barn for the casements.
We found the windows on craigslist. They are old and used but still serviceable. New windows would be $4,500 so getting similar ones for $100 was quite a bargain. We'll also be installing a large glass and wood door (8 feet tall) that we found at a Habitat for Humanity Re-store. Another massive bargain.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to my father 'n' law Mr. Tony Medley. Carpenter, Electrician, Planner, Project Manager, and all around crucial player. Dad is the real miracle worker and I wouldn't get far without him.
On the floor left are my old wrestling mats with two folding tables protecting them from foot traffic.
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