Archive:Brew Hut Rebuild/Prefab Construction

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Currently supervised by Roland (we are working in his back yard).

Construction is usually at Saturday from 10am - 4pm and Sunday from 12pm - 4pm.

General tasks to do:

  • Build walls
  • Build/ buy windows
  • Painting
  • Roof framer: Cut rafters and ridge board, etc. Gussets and/or collarties and/or hurricane ties. Additional wood for this?
  • Furnature


  • Floor platforms, joists are all cut to size.
  • T&G Plywood cut, but it is low quality and has lots of little holes where knots have come out of it.
  • Attic floor has now been painted with 3 coats of urethane paint.
  • Main floor will be painted with urethane plus non-slip additive.
  • Styrofoam insulation for underneath lower floor has been cut to size.

Walls and Windows

  • Metal door has been bought and painted.
  • 3 Windows by Roland: One window is ready to fly; two others nearly ready
  • 4 windows by Scott and Ross Nelson: As of May 8th, all 4 frames are built and we are ready to order glass. 2 end wall windows will open on door hinges, and the 2 windows for above the cooking area will open outwards at the bottom (awning style).
  • Shear strength of end walls is a concern.
  • Wind load on the hut for high winds is unknown.
  • Shutters for windows on main floor - upstairs as well?


  • Need to purchase hurricane ties, metal roofing material and flashings


  • Table
  • Bench
  • Sleeping bench
  • Cooking counter
  • ladder
  • wood stove