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This is my dog house, actually she punishes me by not letting me go out to the shop:)
its 36’x44’ with a Finish, storage, lathe and bathroom surrounding the main work area.
Its built using 2×8 studs, its all hand made from the doors to the scissor trusses all out of Doug Fir.
the windows were donated by my employer and exterior siding to match the house.
Anyone hoping the dream of one day building a shop, don’t give up, took me thirty years and raising four kids before I had time and money enough to build my play house.

We were created in Gods image, so naturally many of us inherited his desire to build stuff! So when your wife gets on you for spending to much time in the shop, Tell her “I’m just doing what God created me to do” :)


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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 10-30-2015 02:11 PM

Irpat, you have a fine shop. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Patrick

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#2 posted 10-30-2015 02:34 PM

Its truly a blessing to see or imagine something and then have the opportunity to try and build it:)

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BobHall

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#3 posted 10-30-2015 03:06 PM

That is a indeed a dream shop! Has it been finished for long?

edit Hey, you are near Pullman. I grew up in a tiny little town named Pullman in West Virginia. Always knew there was another one out west somewhere!

-- Bob "jack of all trades, master of none"

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Patrick

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#4 posted 10-30-2015 03:22 PM

Hi Bob,
is a shop ever finished:)
Well as for the building, it took four years to complete, at least the outside, that was last year. As for the interior, I’ve got lots of cabinets to build, but luckily, I have a shop for that:)
I’m having to focus my attention to the house, its been neglected during the shop building years:)
thanks,
Patrick

ps( I live in Princeton, not far from Harvard, and Yale. Yale is no more but at one time not far from my house. See when the railroad came through they needed names for these little stops, and that’s what we got:)

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WoodNSawdust

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#5 posted 10-30-2015 03:24 PM

Welcome.

You have a beautiful workshop. I am still in the dreaming stage of having the workshop of my dreams.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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JoeinGa

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#6 posted 10-30-2015 09:17 PM

Wowie, wow, wow ! What a beautiful shop! You truly ARE blessed !

Color me jealous ! And Yup, there’s goes the 10th Commandment !

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

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Patrick

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#7 posted 10-31-2015 10:49 PM

Thanks:)

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woodchuckerNJ

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#8 posted 11-01-2015 01:31 AM

That’s really nice. I would love to come above ground and have a shop like that.

I’ll keep dreaming.

Good luck.

-- Jeff NJ

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 11-01-2015 01:58 AM

Looks way too clean and organized.

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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MC

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#10 posted 11-01-2015 10:47 AM

Awesome shop!

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moke

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#11 posted 11-04-2015 05:58 PM

Very nice….we are all envious, but you need more sawdust…it’s too clean….you are making the rest of us look bad

Mike

-- Mike

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magaoitin

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#12 posted 11-04-2015 07:12 PM

Wow, I love the build-out. The ceiling and light trim are great, and I really love the exterior double doors. I think I need to “borrow” that look for my shop. Where do the double doors on the angled wall, under the TV head off to? is this a storage closet for lumber…finish room…compressor and dust collector…Murphy bed?

I have to say I like the clean finished look of the interior. I have been debating on surface mounting electrical and I think I want that buried (it is a fun topic to read about on this forum) like yours. I also like that you did the same with your Air.

Fantastic looking shop and well built!
Jeff

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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Patrick

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#13 posted 11-05-2015 02:11 AM

Thanks Jeff,
the double door leads to a positively pressurized finish room, I installed (2) eight foot double floresent fixtures on the wall above each 7’ window, and one quad 4’ fixture above, I also use a Apollo 7500QT HVLP sprayer. Love it!
the single wide sliding door leads back to the storage room and one day dust collector room. also houses my air compressor, that I equipped with a auto dump valve each time it cycles, and is controlled by a room occupancy sensor, so If I leave the shop, 30 min. later the air compressor won’t pump, that way if a line ever breaks, my pump won’t burn up:)
power is indeed ran under the floor up to the machines and in the walls, ceiling exc…

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dbhost

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#14 posted 12-01-2015 10:11 PM

That is a gorgeous shop!

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Patrick

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#15 posted 12-02-2015 01:53 PM

Thanks:)

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