Workshop extension

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Blog entry by jinkyjock posted 05-24-2015 06:01 PM 1052 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As we go through our (woodworking) life we gather up all kinds of stuff we are reluctant to part with.
This “Stuff” can take many forms, wood, tools, books, drawings etc.
No bad thing you may say, however when you work in a small shop as I do (16×12ft.),
it can quickly have a negative effect on your space management.
With this in mind I recently decided to add an extension to my workshop.

My idea was to add on an extension to do sanding and finishing outside my shop which would free-up some space inside, and also reduce time spent tidying up.
I assembled the frame from 3×2CLS and 3/4 and 1inch OSB (Sterling board).

When it came to cladding the exterior I was horrified at the price of tongue and groove so started looking at other options which would reduce cost.
A friend suggested I visit a local re-cycling centre where I picked up a whole load of UPVC facings for the princely sum of £30 ($45).
I put an old blade in my table-saw and ripped it all to 100mm width.

It was quite a time-consuming process but I am relatively happy with the finished results.
I now have a new space of 8×7ft. to work in, so I have increased my workspace by over 50%.
In the future I may consider adding doors.

Thank you for looking, and any comments/suggestions are most welcome.

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#1 posted 05-31-2015 12:51 AM

looks good

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#2 posted 05-31-2015 10:25 AM

Thank you Roger.

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