The tiny shop chronicles: #2: What’s the shop for?

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Blog entry by SnowFrog posted 08-19-2011 07:02 PM 1537 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Dwindling quarters Part 2 of The tiny shop chronicles: series Part 3: Priorities »

In this second installment of the chronicle, I wanted to validate my priorities with you guys. But that will have to wait for the next chronicle because before I go there, I’d need to add some information which came out of a questions asked in my first blog, “what do I intend to do in that shop”.

I must admit it is a big consideration which impacts the whole shop layout. Well there is no simple answer to this question. The true answer is I do ”what must be done” as much of my work is based on needs.

By the way – that is the infamous beam that turned me on to actual wood working!

Unfortunately we don’t need bowls and small boxes, no pens, no spoons and no chess set. Don’t get me wrong. I would love to have the chance and the time to do these things but like I said I am driven by practicalities. What is needed, therefore what I am doing are cabinets! Actually, built-in wall to wall, floor to ceiling cabinets. Ultimately a bit over 40 linear feet’s worth of build-in cabinets for the new living room which my Wife and I built. Once again never did anything like this before, specially never built a stone fire place but I think it turned out quite fine.

The cabs are to fill the left wall and the wall behind me as well as a TV unit on the righ wall. There is actually another 15 feet behind me!

Depending on where the specific unit goes they vary in size from 42 inches wide up to 67 inches. This is to go in the new living room. My wife, my partner and customer is infinitely patient so time is not much of an issue, she understand the need to take the time to set up shop. Plus living in Canada, when it is summer you enjoys the sun and the heat cause when summer is gone we ain’t gonna see it for a long while. So this may answer a question not long ago asked “shallow end or deep end”. Well, deep end as far as this is concerned.

Sorry my computer where the pics are, crashed, all I have are those I already loaded on the web.

Anyhow, the cabs are built in to part, lowers and uppers. First it suited the design, their smaller to manipulate and we can actually get them up the stairs. I’ve included a few pics to show the size, scale and design. Looking at the work and quality of what is produced by people around here, I realize that they are not the work of arts that can be seen here on LJ but this is my first time doing anything else than renos and construction. I am actually a computer geek!

-- One can dream, about a passion not yet fully fulfilled!

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