2016 Project - Expand the Woodworking Shop #2: The Assembly/Finishing Room

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by DrDrewInOhio posted 12-30-2016 09:25 AM 2422 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: 2016 Project - Expand the Woodworking Shop in NE Ohio and Make it Dustless Part 2 of 2016 Project - Expand the Woodworking Shop series no next part

Started Winter 2016 – Finished (nothing is ever finished in a shop) Spring 2016

There is much more detail on our MeetUp site about the expansion.

Studwalls – if you have twisted studs… use a parallel clamp to coerce them into being straight while nailing them.

Electric… the easy way. Run the romex first… mark location on floor… hang drywall… cut out for the boxes afterwards.

Painting the Walls and Floor…

Painting the shop floor in the old shop area (all machines ride on Teflon):

Finishing Touches:

Moving into the new Assembly-Finishing Room

The SPACIOUS Machining Room… much more room after moving the Clamp Rack, Workbenches, Fastener Cabinet and Power Tool Cabinet.

More than enough space everywhere…

First MeetUp in the Assembly and Finishing Room – “Hand Tool sharpening”

Second Member Shop Demo – “Hand Plane Buying and Tuning”

JOIN US… in NE Ohio… for a few upcoming Woodworking “Member Shop Demos”

NE Ohio Woodworkers

-- Drew - NE Ohio

3 comments so far

View splintergroup's profile


3864 posts in 2027 days

#1 posted 12-30-2016 03:29 PM

Awesome shop space, well done!

View magaoitin's profile


249 posts in 1754 days

#2 posted 12-30-2016 05:36 PM

Beautiful shop space. White walls and floor and a great set of lights and you must have to were tinted safety glasses just to walk in the place.

I like your method for installing the electrical boxes after the drywall is up. I have such a hatred for GWB, for what ever reason I cannot, for the life of me get a cutout to layout correctly if I put the boxes in first. I don’t know why, but I am off every time on every box (especially with recessed light cans)

This next spring/summer I plan on doing an epoxy floor in my shop. I cant tell from the can, but what product did you use for the floor, was it an epoxy or just an acrylic paint?

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

View DrDrewInOhio's profile


30 posts in 1613 days

#3 posted 12-30-2016 09:05 PM


The lighting is a mixture of CFL and LEDs. I used a Luxmeter (Lumens meter) from eBay at bench level to get the lighting even.

I used Behr concrete paint:

BEHR PREMIUMĀ® 1-Part Epoxy Concrete & Garage Floor Paint

I’ve been using this for decades. It holds up well… and it’s easy to slide all of the machines around as they all use Teflon bases that I made (details on my MeetUp site). I painted the older shop floor just to match. The color is Classic Mustang… which is almond looking. All of the cabinets in the shop are painted almond too… just to brighten things up a bit.

-- Drew - NE Ohio

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics