Tayraylor's Workshop

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Workshop by Tayraylor posted 05-21-2015 02:04 PM 4638 reads 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Tayraylor's Workshop    

, AR
United States

As with most of us—I’ve had a life long dream to have a dedicated workshop. From breaking ground to moving in was about 10 months. I had a contractor build the shell, pour the drive, and rough in the plumbing. I finished the interior—plumbing, electrical, and carpentry. Had family help with hanging the lights, trimming and painting.

I documented the building process and will add those pictures over time. Six inch spiral pipe is under slab for the table saw and jointer—cyclone will be in the mechanical closet in the back right corner. That’s all part II. For now, I’m glad to be moved in.

I’m always asked—what’s the first project? A Sam Maloof inspired, Hal Taylor designed rocker out of walnut.

Updated the shop pic in Jan 2020. New (to me) bandsaw, lathe, and table saw additions.

-- Ray, Northwest Arkansas

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#1 posted 05-21-2015 04:54 PM

Sweet good luck in your new home :-)

How big is that footprint?

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 05-21-2015 10:50 PM

Beautiful shop!
I am green with envy my friend.
I look forward to more pictures.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#3 posted 05-22-2015 12:22 AM

Congratulations on building your dream shop.

It looks like a really nice size space to spread out in with dedicated work areas. I love it.

Well worth the hard work. My house goes on sale mid June and so I am not too far behind ya so I might be contacting you for pointers once I am ready to build. Added to favorites.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#4 posted 05-22-2015 01:49 AM

Fantastic shop. Will be a great place to build youf planned rocker!

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#5 posted 05-22-2015 05:28 AM

The slab is 28×39. Heat and air is a ductless mini split LG system with two ceiling cassettes flush mounted in the ceiling.

-- Ray, Northwest Arkansas

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#6 posted 05-22-2015 06:34 PM

Wow! I am very envious of you’re new workshop and looking forward to more photos. Enjoy the fruits of your labor.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#7 posted 05-23-2015 05:04 PM

That is nice a looking shop. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 05-23-2015 05:58 PM

Beautiful shop…I’m jealous….

-- Mike

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#9 posted 05-23-2015 07:18 PM

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#10 posted 05-30-2015 02:20 PM

Great looking shop.
What did you finish the floor with? It looks great.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#11 posted 05-30-2015 04:47 PM

The floor is the Valspar concrete floor paint; three coats. Acid washed first. Then topcoat is Seal Crete water based epoxy finish. Three coats of that too. Already have my first scratches and scuffs!

-- Ray, Northwest Arkansas

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#12 posted 06-10-2015 01:05 AM

Congrats on the new shop.looks like an awesome place to work.
Welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#13 posted 06-12-2015 04:32 PM

That is a really nice looking shop and I too am jealous.

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#14 posted 07-05-2015 11:35 PM

amazing! congratulations.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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