Shop of my Dreams #5: The building is done!

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Blog entry by bondogaposis posted 12-07-2015 04:42 AM 1688 reads 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The builder has finished his part. The shop is constructed.

The drywall is up.

The siding is going on.

Let there be light.

Siding is done.

Walls painted, windows trimmed.

Night Shot

Garage door installed and done. The next phase will be getting a heater and moving in.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#1 posted 12-07-2015 04:47 AM

Sweeet! Look forward to the rest. I’m getting to the point where heater decision is coming up for mine as well… I haven’t figured that part out yet

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#2 posted 12-07-2015 05:25 AM

Looking good Bondo! Your new Man Cave.

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#3 posted 12-07-2015 06:57 AM

Oh man… The last picture must be from some calendar or a post card. Looks incredible!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#4 posted 12-07-2015 02:08 PM

Bondo, Magnificent build! You’re really gonna be spoiled when get all moved in and organized. I’m quite certain you have insulation installed, so as for HVAC; I’m in a two car garage with insulated 1 1/2” roll up garage doors and some make do insulation, in Chattanooga, where temps winter lows high teens and highs 45-50. Summer lows 75+ high 95-100. I have a Tohsiba/Carrier ceiling mount MINI SPLIT; Model no. RAS—09 22LKV-UL, w/condenser outside. It fits my needs quite well So far I turn it off in late afternoon about an hour before I’m through for the day. Lately it been right at freezing at day break and high 40’s during the day, I find it mid 50’s to low 60’s in the morming ab=nd it recovers to high 60’s in about an hour. I’m quite satisfied. Just an amatures review. Russell

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#5 posted 12-07-2015 02:51 PM

Congrats on that magnificent space! Use it in good health and happiness!

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#6 posted 12-07-2015 02:52 PM

Bondo, that is one of the nicest shop buildings that I have seen. It’s beautifully done and when it’s finished it will be a wonderful shop. I’m really looking forward to it being completely set up and ready to go. Congratulations on a fine job.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 12-07-2015 03:07 PM

Looks good. That last picture means you got the last door on just at the right time. I would look at pellet stoves for heat.
Where you are you will always have a source and much cleaner than wood.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#8 posted 12-07-2015 04:12 PM

That is a picture perfect! I went with an Electric boiler in my shop, like the idea of no flames and as far as wood heat the insurance company will not cover a non resident out building with a wood source heat? Cost is actually cheaper than I expected and the quiet a bonus. Looking forward to a tour!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#9 posted 12-07-2015 08:49 PM

oh happy day, the shop looks great, i do think you need an outdoor sign, of coarse with a Montana theme, maybe some jumping trout….the place looks great, this is the shop of your dreams…setting it up will be the greatest part, and then making your first project…do you know what that will be….congrats….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 12-07-2015 11:09 PM

OOOhhh ,,, AAHHHHhhh,

Sounds just like the crowd at the 4th of July fireworks, but this time it’s OOOhing and AHHHing at your new shop !


-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#11 posted 12-07-2015 11:15 PM

Wow that’s way cool Bondo ,congrats on a true dream shop.


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#12 posted 12-08-2015 12:18 AM

Life is good and will be better still once you are all moved in and set up. Congratulations!

-- Art

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#13 posted 12-08-2015 12:56 AM

Congrats on the completed shop, looks like snow will require a pretty good heat source

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#14 posted 12-08-2015 01:02 AM

Now all you need is a bondo pose on the roof! It could be the new thing when people finish their shops!

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#15 posted 12-09-2015 03:19 PM

Congratulations on the finishing. Looks great with all sorts of plugs on the wall, now for the great finale.
Where are you going to put what? How many times have you rearranged it in your mind and on paper
and are you ready for the final move?

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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