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Post Frame Interior | Bookshelf Girts

Hey everyone, welcome back to the garage! Today, I'm diving into some serious metal work, and let me tell you, it's going to be epic. So, here's the deal: I've decided to deck out the entire garage with bookshelf Girts. Yep, you heard that right – bookshelf Girts are about to become the stars of this space.

Picture this: I've got these bookshelf Girts that fit perfectly between the posts, and they're going to hold up everything. They're like the backbone of this building, and trust me, they're super sturdy. Some buildings out there rely solely on these bad boys, and I'm all in for that level of strength.

a picture of wall girts

Alright, so I've prepped everything – got all the Girts cut and marked for each section. It's all about the details, you know? Now, it's time to put them in place, and let me walk you through my process.

When I'm flying solo like today, I always cut the Girts just a tad longer than needed. That extra sixteenth of an inch makes all the difference when I'm hammering them into place. It's like they hold themselves steady, making my job a whole lot easier.

Now, it's all about the technique. I secure one side first, then move on to the other. Once it's all lined up, nailing it down is a breeze. Trust me, this method saves me a ton of hassle.

Fast forward, and I've got all the sections in, except for the bottom one. I'll toss in a treated 2x4 there – gotta follow the rules, you know?

mr post frame talking about his process of building wall girts

Now, onto the thermal break – this part is crucial for keeping the temperature just right. Nobody wants a freezing cold garage, am I right? So, I'm laying down some insulation to keep things cozy in here.

With the bottom plate sorted, it's time to secure it all in place. A few screws here, some tap cons there, and we're golden. It's all about those little details that make a big difference in the long run.

And just like that, the bookshelf Girts are in, the thermal break is set, and this garage is well on its way to becoming my ultimate metal haven. I've got big plans for this space, and I can't wait to share the journey with you all.

Thanks for tuning in, and until next time, keep rocking!

mr and mrs post frame

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