My deer processing shed
Some of you may have heard me mention that I am building a shed for processing my deer in, I know I talked to Crick about it at the GTG.
The entire shed is 16' wide by 24' long (divided into two rooms, each 16' by 12'), with an 8' porch area on the South side (facing the house and driveway).
The North side:
The South side:
^^^The posts are treated 12' 6x6s that are stained.
For the shorter walls, I used 10' 2x4s as the studs, and for the taller wall I used 12' 2x4s. In the middle, there is a double 2x10 beam running the entire length of the roof (32 feet) with 4x4 posts carrying the weight down to the floor. The roof is 2x6s on 16" centers, with 2x4 insulation to allow the roof to breathe.
Here is the inside of the North room (processing side):
This wall is covered with FRP, the stuff that most public bathrooms have on the walls. This is where I will be doing all the actual processing of the deer. Starting tomorrow, I will be building a counter-top style work bench with a stainless steel sink. There will also be a wire shelf above the entire counter.
All the outlets in this room are waterproof:
The rest of the walls in this room are covered in acrylic sheets, roughly 3/16" thick:
^^^The nails are not in a good line because the acrylic sheets already had holes in them from being used as a science experiment in my old mans lab, I'm not that cross eyed lol.
Everything in this room is completely washable. Between every sheet of acrylic or FRP, I have caulked behind, in between, and in the connecting strips. Where the walls meet the floor, I have caulked the seem to make sure no water gets wicked up into the OSB or behind the acrylic. When I poured the concrete, I sloped everything towards the middle of the room and towards the door. All I need to do now is cut a drain with the kwikee saw, and bury some drainage pipe under the door and down the hill.
In this room, I have built a crank style gambrel system. I have had 9 deer hanging on this so far, and it is more than strong enough to hold the weight of a deer (guts and all) and me hanging on it:
^^^There will be 1x4 trim going around the door and under the loft, so cover up those gaps. No sense in cutting new pieces of OSB when you have scraps that are an inch too narrow
8' off the floor, I built a loft style storage area for all my bulky hunting items. My deer and turkey decoys, extra stands and sticks, coolers, etc. will be stored up there and out of the way when I don't need them:
Also, in this room I installed a large window unit air conditioner to cool the room down for those early season deer that I get:
I will be updating this thread as I make more progress, especially on the South side (which is just studs and wires on the inside, with a loft).
If anyone kills a deer around Manhattan, feel free to bring it over
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