Building an Open-Air Workshop

Building an Open-Air Workshop

Check out our new outdoor workshop! We used the Toja Grid Modular pergola system to build an open-air workshop for our rental house in Joshua Tree. The covered workshop was made by inserting standard 10-foot long 4x4s that we got from Home Depot into the Toja Grid steel brackets. The result is a structure that is 10′ by 20′ by 10′.

Thank you to FilterBuy for sponsoring this video. we all should change our air filters more often so check out FilterBuys subscription plans: http://bit.ly/homemademodern-filterbuy

Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benjaminuyeda/

Toja Grid Modular Pergola System:
https://tojagrid.com/

MetalTech Scaffold Bench
https://www.homedepot.com/p/MetalTech-Scaffold-Bench-6-ft-x-2-5-ft-x-6-2-ft-Multi-Purpose-4-in-1-Scaffold-1100-lbs-Load-Capacity-I-CISCMT/305947855

For additional projects and information check out our website:
http://www.homemade-modern.com/
Video Rating: / 5

20 Replies to “Building an Open-Air Workshop”

  1. Toja Grid Modular Pergola System:
    https://tojagrid.com/

    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benjaminuyeda/

    MetalTech Scaffold Bench
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/MetalTech-Scaffold-Bench-6-ft-x-2-5-ft-x-6-2-ft-Multi-Purpose-4-in-1-Scaffold-1100-lbs-Load-Capacity-I-CISCMT/305947855

    Thank you to FilterBuy for sponsoring this video. we all should change our air filters more often so check out FilterBuys subscription plans: http://bit.ly/homemademodern-filterbuy

  2. Sometimes you need help. But usually one is more efficient. If you're going to move it. Next time you put it back together, you might want to glue the wall boards together. If you ever move it after, you just have to cut a vertical line up the middle of the 4×4 support and you have a few panels instead of a multitude of boards to puzzle back together! Very nice build BTW!

  3. Not a pre-drilled hole anywhere to be seen. I guess some people love cracking wood. Must be nice to be sponsored and just build stuff to showcase products.

  4. Dude, you barely averted personal injury there.
    Options:
    1-Raise a “bent” or one arch shape brace with 45 of 2×4, the the other and connect them horizontally.
    2- screw base to 2x4s or plywood 4’x4’ base for each post , temp screw to deck, attach beams one at a time.
    3- Nail on drag legs and diagonal brace so as you raise, it braces itself.
    4- consult a a good framer. Would have given you half dozen safer quicker ways to do this.
    You kinda got this idea towards the end of it.
    I’ve built a lot solo and that could have gone wrong in a heartbeat.

  5. Is the finished product actually 10' x 20' or 10' 9" x 21' 1/2" ? Isn't there a 1" screwing flange on each base (so add 1" on all four sides for them)…and then don't you have to allow for the width of the brackets that the 4x4s go in to (so add 3 1/2" x 2 = 7" for front to back AND add 3 1/2" x 3 = 10 1/2" for side to side). I love how the product looks and goes together but it won't fit a 12' deck…so I have to go with a 10" product for front to back or build a deck deeper than 12''. Isn't that so?

  6. First time framing? That's not how we do it. Stand up the four posts using temporary braces, level, plumb and square. Then use your go-cart to assemble the top pieces, one at a time. Consolidate the braces until the whole thing is geometrically perfect then lock it that way.

  7. I just hope that the materials used were mentioned on the description coz I don't what that black thing is 😅 or maybe he said it, my phone volume is just really low 🤔

  8. Great job, Ben! Looks awesome! Like you said in the podcast, your dust collection is a leaf blower! 🤓👍🏼
    Mark with the selfie. 😂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *