Ocean Container Shop Build

Sawbonz

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Couple weeks ago the wife said we could buy some 40' cans and build a shop. We were going to build
a 36x48x 15 high wood frame but cost and permits prompted this alternative idea.

We bought 5 cans and will stack 2 and 5th will sit inside and get a wall hogged out to make a 16x 20 play room.

Trusses are getting ordered and are a 5 12 pitch and 42' long. We are also getting a bonus room truss for a loft that will have stairs from the inner container.

Will post pics as she grows. We ended up buying the 48" drop deck trailer under the red can. Will use that to haul some machinery on.
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olyman

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Couple weeks ago the wife said we could buy some 40' cans and build a shop. We were going to build
a 36x48x 15 high wood frame but cost and permits prompted this alternative idea.

We bought 5 cans and will stack 2 and 5th will sit inside and get a wall hogged out to make a 16x 20 play room.

Trusses are getting ordered and are a 5 12 pitch and 42' long. We are also getting a bonus room truss for a loft that will have stairs from the inner container.

Will post pics as she grows. We ended up buying the 48" drop deck trailer under the red can. Will use that to haul some machinery on.
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that the longest they come in??
 

exSW

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53' is the longest I believe. I've been wanting to build a hoop barn (Coverall) for a shop but people keep trying to get me to go for the cans. Problem is a 48' can here is like $2900.00 delivered. I think that's pretty steep considering they got these things scattered around everywhere. How much are you guys paying?
 

olyman

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53' is the longest I believe. I've been wanting to build a hoop barn (Coverall) for a shop but people keep trying to get me to go for the cans. Problem is a 48' can here is like $2900.00 delivered. I think that's pretty steep considering they got these things scattered around everywhere. How much are you guys paying?
two of those, side by side, with trusses and a roof,,would be larger than a lot of houses!!!!!!!!!!! and like T1 said,,side the mutha..with two inch pink foam sheets under!!! or IF you can swing it...have someone spray foam the outside to three inch thick!!! they then coat it with a concrete fiberglass covering!!
 

rocketnorton

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We ended up buying the 48" drop deck trailer under the red can. Will use that to haul some machinery on.
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hope the machinery aint too heavy. step deck not a good lowbed. seen 330 cat w/out boom & stick break one [newer, not rusty] in half. got pics, but theyre on paper.

lotta boat yards build "shops" like that. shade in summer, dry in winter, easy to move.
 
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