New office/shop space #1: It starts

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Blog entry by Brian Gulotta posted 08-06-2017 05:18 PM 781 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I am lucky enough to work from home every day. I have wanted a dual purpose dedicated office / shop space for a while. This will allow me to focus on both crafts and get me out of my garage. Last year I built an ~ 10’ x 16’ building on the backside of our property. Right now I have one wall framed up to accept 2 windows I have had lying around. On the other long wall I plan to put a long 5’ transom window. This should give me a ton of natural light all day long. On the back wall I am going to frame in to install an in wall air conditioner I purchased a while back. The back wall is probably where I will also put a small lumber rack for whatever project I am currently working on. Stay tuned here for progress. I am doing all the work myself so it may be slow progress but at least I know it will all be done correctly.

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#1 posted 08-07-2017 04:37 AM

Ahh the fun of construction, one of my first jobs was framing houses, still like it to this day, built my favorite Son in Law a garden shed this spring, 10’ by 16’. No windows but did put in a 2’ by 4’ skylight, amazing how much light you get! Windows are nice for the natural light but you loose a lot of wall space. The framing looks to spec. but the one window header looks upside down or is that just the color of the wood?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 08-07-2017 11:05 AM

Yeah That is just the mineral streaks in the pine you see. My father in law builds houses for a living. So I have just picked up stuff going and helping out. It comes in handy to save some money for sure. It just takes me a little longer to get the job done. I will definitely take the tradeoff of wall space for light. My bench will go in front of one of these two windows and I will hang my dutch chest in between the windows via a french cleat so everything will be within arms reach.

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