shop construction project part 1

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Blog entry by jeffthewoodwacker posted 02-22-2008 11:23 PM 1075 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My workshop over the years has been in the garage, a 12×12 storage shed, the basement and in a closet. When we decided to build our current home (and final move according to my lovely wife) the decision was made to build a separate workshop. The workshop is right at 1000 square feet and has an oversize garage for wood storage. The first task was the foundation for the building.

shop foundation

This was framed up in the middle of June and July when the temps were 100 degrees!

shop frame up

Took 3 weeks to get the entire workshop framed.
shop frame up

Here is the workshop pretty much closed in and ready for vinyl siding.

shop closed in

After electricians and HVAC subs finished it was time for drywall.

shop interior

shop drywall complete

Finally complete and ready for grading and installation of gutters and exterior lights.

shop siding complete
completed shop
The workshop finished!!!

The game plan was to get the workshop completed before the house was completely framed up and closed in. This gave us a place to store tools, flooring, fixtures and other equipment during construction. The house has been finished for over a year and I am just now getting the workshop arranged to suit my needs. I will do a separate blog to show the inside of my “dream” workshop.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 02-22-2008 11:42 PM

Very nice, looking forward to growing into a dedicated shop one day myself.

I’m in the process now of builiding out my “2-car garageworkshopshed”... I’ll get some pics of mine up soon.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#2 posted 02-23-2008 12:12 AM

Very nice shop. I am also in the construction phase of shop hope to get posted soon.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 02-23-2008 12:24 AM

This is a nice shop. I have always felt that it is better to build a shop facility as opposed to making an existing garage fit. My shop is in a third garage but the layout really does not work well. You have a wonderful opportunity with this shop.

Now that you have a new shop I think that you should get some new tools to go in it. After all you really don’t want to put some old tools into the new space do you?

Thanks for the post. The inside pictures will be nice to see.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-23-2008 12:44 AM

Fantastic looking shop! Looking forward to see it fitted out.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 02-23-2008 02:41 AM

Great looking workshop. Looks very liveable.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 02-23-2008 07:42 AM

I am envious. Great shed Jeff.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 02-23-2008 01:14 PM

That’s a great looking shop! Congratulations!

-- Robb

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#8 posted 02-23-2008 01:37 PM


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 02-24-2008 11:50 PM

WOW awesome building!! nice work keep the pics comming.

-- Hope Never fails

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#10 posted 02-25-2008 08:58 PM


-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#11 posted 05-30-2008 11:11 AM

If I had a shop like that I would end up almost living in it.
See dreams do come true!

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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