Woodshop Basement Report

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Basement Model Report

To start the model I created the base first, we were given a piece of flat wood 12 x 16 inches. I then drew out an outline to follow, first I measured 1 inch from the outside of the base from all sides and marked up the whole perimeter, then using that, I drew a “L” by creating another line 2 inches from the first line horizontally, and 2 inches from the first line vertically. I also drew a small square on the opposite corner that was 2 inches squared, after all the rough marks were drawn with a permanent marker I retraced over the perimeter of the L and square, and erased all the other markings. The next step required using the mitre saw and table saw. I first cut multiple pieces 1 inch thick and the length corresponded with the measurements on my base, so that the pieces of wood essentially created a frame to pour the concrete in. ...view middle of the document...

When that was all done, I flipped the base back over, and drilled 6 more screws in the centre of the L, weaved electrical wire between them and 2 more screws in the centre of the square, so that the cement has something to grab on to. When all of this was finished, I poured the concrete in, to prepare the concrete first, I mixed the sand mix with the right amount of water until perfect consistency. Then I put it in each of the framed shapes, this is to create the footing of this basement model. During this process I every so often with a wooden stick pushed down the concrete to even it out and to make sure theres no air pockets. When that was all done I added 6 more pieces of metal in the shape of a horse shoe roughly in the centre of the L so that when the walling was in place it would have something to stick to. I let that dry over night. On the next day, we did a more challenging step. For this step I cut 4 wooden panels that were 16”, 13”, 12” and 9”, and 4 sticks of wood that were 1” x 1” x 6”. Then I connected the 16” with the 12” by clamping first one of my sticks to one end of the 16” and screwed that with a drill, and clamping the other piece and screwing it as well creating the first wall frame. Then repeated that step with the 13” and 9” to create the second frame then I attached both of those walls together. I placed the framing on the L and secured it to the framing of the footing with scrap pieces and screws. Finally I poured more concrete into the framing to create walls and placed a small 1 inched cube at the end of the shorter wall. After everything dried I unscrewed everything to reveal the wall and footing. I cut a column that was 5” and beam that was 14” and glued the column on the small footing and the beam going across from the wall to the column. I glued down 2 thin pieces of wood flat on top of the walls, and then 2 more pieces horizontally but vertically on the edge of those pieces. Finally I cut 6 sticks and glued them 2 inches apart to create beams to finish the model.

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