Life as an Amateur Woodworker #17: The next stage...Pros and Cons

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Blog entry by PhilBello posted 01-26-2014 07:03 PM 1345 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We have finally bought a house, unfortunately it hasn’t got a workshop, but there is room to construct a small workshop on site.

So the plan is to have the work completed on the house, which should take two months, we should be able to move in after the first month, at which stage I will use a bedroom as previously, but when work is completed, I am having a 6m x 4m workshop built, the advantage in my case, is the weather, which should allow me to move the work outside whenever I want to, the workshop itself will give me security for my tools.

The major problem I am going to have is that the views from both the workshop window, and the garden, may mean that not much woodwork gets done!

So for the time being, my tools are going to be moving back and to between the apartment and the house, and other than working on the house, all projects remain on standby.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#1 posted 01-26-2014 08:17 PM

Congratulations! Take your time.

Neighbors? Consider extra insulation. 2×6 rather than 2×4 walls? Will stabilize the inside of shop, and reduce noise. Take advantage of the light but if it is an external building windows reduce security for tools.

Outlets and power are forethought ides as well.

Sorry to give advise, but it is what I do…..LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 01-26-2014 10:50 PM

Thanks for the advice Tom, I appreciate it, but you are preaching to the converted, a 30 yr Cop!! :) the walls will be of thick block anyway, the window will run the length of the bench, to give excellent light, it will have an external grill and inside shutters, the weakspot if there is one will be the metal door, but I intend to alarm it anyway, you can only do so much.

Regarding power, I am lucky there is already a power supply to the bottom of the garden, I might have to uprate the cables, but fortunately the Father in Law is an Electrician, so hopefully I will get Family rates.

I don’t think noise will be a factor, if you heard the volume of the music coming out of just about every house over here, you would know what I mean.

Thanks again

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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