returning to woodworking and building a new shop

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Blog entry by dewoodwork posted 07-13-2014 09:31 PM 2406 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am moving my shop from a crowded 2 car garage to a real shop I recently bought a home with a large 1/3 acre lot and plenty of room for a shop. The shop will feature a cement slab with driveway access and wood frame structure 18’ X 26’ a 8’ roll up door, standard man door, 2 windows, framed hole for window AC, insulated vaulted ceiling,scissor truss design, insulated walls with wood siding, sheetrock interior walls. plenty of 110 & 220 power all around, floor and ceiling included. I have created a scaled drawing of the shop and my tools to determine an efficient layout and where I will need power and how much. Placement of windows, lighting, doors, ventilation, dust collection etc. where carefully considered. I accepted the lowest of 4 estimates. The highest came in at $61,000 and the lowest $39,000

The first step is to demolish the existing shed that occupies the build site

A few days later the 6” concrete slab is poured with electrical conduit in place. just 3 weeks into the project and we have walls and trusses.

I will update with progress pics as progress is made.

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

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#1 posted 07-13-2014 11:17 PM

congrats on the new home and the shop.keep us posted on the progress.thanks for sharing!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 07-14-2014 02:21 AM

Congrats, wonderful news also on the improved shop space

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

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#3 posted 07-17-2014 02:58 AM

I have a few more progress photos. Things are moving really well.

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

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