Building the New Wood Shop

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Blog series by Popeye Jr. updated 01-13-2010 04:51 AM 4 parts 22975 reads 35 comments total

Part 1: Planning

06-09-2009 12:46 AM by Popeye Jr. | 7 comments »

I started thinking about building a new wood shop back in early February. One night while i was working down in my finished basement little work shop and I had just finished making a bunch of cuts with the table saw and looked up to see that the room was filled with sawdust and then i looked down and seen the air intake vent for the furnace. I thought to myself this is it. I can’t keep going on like this. I MUST BUILD A PROPER WOOD SHOP!!! And so the planning began. I read books on fra...

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Part 2: foundation and framing the walls

06-17-2009 05:39 AM by Popeye Jr. | 10 comments »

The foundation was the only part of this that I contracted out. I had never done it before and did not want to mess it up. Once I decided on a contractor and we agreed to a price they set work promptly. Peeling back the grass, grinding out an old stump, digging down and leveling the ground, building the forms and finally laying in the rebar and lots of it for our harsh canadian winters... . After I had the city inspector come and check the forms and rebar placement and give me the OK to co...

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Part 3: Finishing the rest of the walls

06-23-2009 07:18 AM by Popeye Jr. | 10 comments »

After struggling to lift the first long wall I decided that we better split the the other long wall into two parts as it had two 4×4 windows and a man door. we finished the first half and raised it into place. Then began building the second half.....Wow, how easy that was with two smaller sections to lift and manouver into place. we waited till we had the wall completed and then sheeted it after. .... The next day all we had to do was finish the front wal which was pretty easy compar...

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Part 4: finishing the roof,shingles,doors and windows

01-13-2010 04:51 AM by Popeye Jr. | 8 comments »

Well its been about four months since my last blog entry on framing the walls. The shop is now pretty much complete. All that is left now to do is decide where to build the benches and now to organize it. I’ll leave that for the next blog entry. It was quite a journey. I never would have imagined how much work it actually was being a first time builder. I read a ton of “how to books” and asked alot of questions to the Pros and had every little detail planned out . Well shall...

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