Monday, September 26, 2011

Shop walls (aka Shipping Containers) in place

We rented a telescoping forklift last week and manipulated the two shipping containers into place on their concrete footings.

Towing chains hooked around the forks and the container

We have to drag it onto the stone area and rest it on the concrete edge

Bill used the forklift to lift up the corner and I slid a telephone pole underneath allowing the container to roll

The first one is in place

End of day 1 of the machine rental - they are both in place

The shop will be constructed between the two containers

The next day we used the forklift to fill up the 20 yard dumpster with the kitchen demolition of last summer.

In this photo, you can see the shute out of the upstairs window. This is what I use to scoop the lath, plaster and rubble by the shovelful easily into the dumpster.


Wishful Acres Farm said...

Hi Angie!
Can I ask how much the shipping containers cost? I've often thought they would be so handy on a farm - either made into a walk-in-cooler or storage space for grain, etc.
Hope all is well!

Barb said...

This is a great idea. I can't wait to see the progress!