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Workshop by koopmaun posted 11-27-2006 09:18 PM 2629 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I have a small oversized single garage sized workshop that I built in my backyard. The bottom 3 feet of the outside walls are faced with field stone that I hand picked, toted home and cemented into place.

The rest of the walls will eventually be covered with wood murals. I have 1 side completely done and the second almost done. The other 2 sides will be completed as I find the time. I have them all drawn out, just need to get at them.

The back wall which have the large opening doors is a fall themed tree mural with a large owl in the tree, a racoon hanging off a branch and Canada geese flying south for the winter.

The side wall which faces the street beside the shop is a train station and train. Years ago there used to be a train station along the tracks which run behind my house. It is long gone but the station in the mural was done from an old picture of it.

-- Koopmaun, Canada,

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#1 posted 06-16-2007 02:49 PM

I was looking through workshop posts. Do you have any photos if the inside of your shop?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 08-08-2007 05:38 AM

Wow, can any of this be seen from the road? I’m thinking if you can than people must be stopping to get a better look.


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#3 posted 08-08-2007 02:42 PM

Hi Wayne and Diane.

Wayne, I don’t have any photos of the inside of my shop right now, sorry. It desperately needs a major cleaning as I’ve been building a lot of paddles for customers lately which means lots of sanding and shavings. I am also in the process of re-designing the layout of the interior. I want to build a new workbench/outfeed table setup to replace the one I currently have, and move a couple of other items to more logical places. I’ll get some photos of it when it looks fit to photograph. :>)

Diane, yes it is visible from the road and I do get people stopping by from time to time to chat about the walls. I was out working one evening and had a young lad on his bike screech to a halt and exclaim that the walls were the neatest thing he’d seen all day. Cute.


-- Koopmaun, Canada,

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#4 posted 08-09-2007 01:10 PM

Love the look of the outside of the workshop. It is a plesant change from the plain outsides you get to most workshops – Like mine. Waiting in anticipation for the inside view

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#5 posted 08-09-2007 01:41 PM

awwwww “neatest thing he’d seen all day” .. that is too cute for words.

and all I have to say is “ditto”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 04-02-2008 01:18 PM

Hi Doug,

I have to agree with Tony’s comment. The outside is one of the most colorful and artful shops I have seen. Pictures of the inside would be wonderful to see.

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

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#7 posted 08-08-2008 07:22 PM

Very artistic workshop walls.
Great job.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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