Workshop Overhaul #2: (2of3) Destruction and re-building

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Blog entry by murrayintokyo posted 01-28-2018 01:48 AM 617 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: (1of3) working in a toilet Part 2 of Workshop Overhaul series Part 3: (3of3) Finished (or is it?) »

A three part blog about going from a toilet to a workshop

Most of 2017
I had a couple guys help me tear out the bathtub, toilets, and the old countertops. The tiles on the floor and walls were a pain in the arse. Most of the old drywall came off. An old air-conditioner in the ceiling came out. One part wall in the middle of the room as well. It was a mess.

Re-building was complicated by the fact the floor was slanted for the bath drainage… over 200kg of concrete (all done by hand bit by bit) and the bath and shower holes will filled. Capped off pipes in walls. Added 6 new 100v outlets, and one 200v outlet. Added new insulation and drywall. It took the better part of the summer but started to take shape. New LED lights to ensure a bright space too.

Found some cheap pine boards I could use for the floor. Pretty soft for a shop floor, but then any tools I drop will have a soft landing! Added some basic baseboards using simple 1×4s and one row on the upper half of the wall with a French cleat. Painted the trim blue (matches the outside of the house). And decided to use a faux brick wallpaper on the back wall just to avoid having a fully hospital white shop.


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#1 posted 01-28-2018 04:19 PM

Looks good. I admire your tenacity.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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