New woodshop #6: Putting up "exterior walls" and unpacking.

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Blog entry by Combo Prof posted 05-29-2018 01:24 AM 2864 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This week was spent covering 90% of the walls of the shop that share an exterior wall of the garage. Internal walls to be built later. I just had to get some walls up so that I could unpack and hang tools and put up some shelving so that I could either unpack boxes or put them up on a shelf for later unpacking. The procedure was clear boxes and stuff from 8 feet of wall, put a wall section up, add french cleats and/or shelving, rinse and repeat. To start I had 10 CDX 4’ x 8’ x 5/8” panels delivered. I only have a bicycle until Friday when my wife arrives with the truck.

What a mess.

First 8 feet.

Boxes in the way. Why did I think it was a good idea to put these boxes in the corner?

Moving them to the middle.

Under the window.

Makeshift panel cutter.

Empty Boxes ready for recycling.

This is how it looks now. So many more boxes to go. I was short one panel.

My Wife arrives Friday with my truck and I can pick up another panel and also the studs to make the interior walls.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#1 posted 05-29-2018 01:59 AM

Don, better progress than I. It’ll be worth all the effort in the long run. Good luck and keep posting.

BTW, we put an ad in Craigs List for the empty moving boxes, got rid of all of them!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#2 posted 05-29-2018 02:04 AM

Well I can do that for the next load of empty boxes.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#3 posted 05-29-2018 04:11 AM

Don, you have made some real progress here. You’ll have a lot of moving to do again when you do he ceiling. Do yourself a favor and install a suspended ceiling. The tiles will really dampen the noise.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 05-29-2018 09:38 AM

Thanks Al what sort of suspended ceiling do you recommend. It would have to be tight against the rafters as I only hav 8 feet.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#5 posted 05-29-2018 02:29 PM

You’re doing a stellar job on getting the shop ready for use….I think we’ve all been through this at one time or another….I was lucky…when I built my shop, all my tools and machines were stored in my garage until it was done…..Then I rolled 2 coats of Kilz, then 2 coats of pure white…..walls and ceiling….Then I started moving the tools and machines in…...All I had to do at this point was to decide where I wanted things…..It’s a lot of fun…..and work…..!!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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