Retiring and downsizing my shop

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I am retiring and selling my 3000 sq. ft. shop and just started the process of building a new shop in my back yard.
I plan to work on my own furniture designs and putter out there. Going to be heavenly to walk out back after supper and work for however long I care to with no pressure any more of deadlines and customer expectations.
The process of going from 3000 sq ft. to 900 sq. ft is daunting to say the least. New shop/garage (I doubt I’ll ever put a car in there) will have 10 ft. ceilings T5 lighting and I’ll be heating it with my wood stove.
the footers have been inspected and poured, Today they are pouring the floor.
exciting times.
More to follow as it progresses

-- I want to know Gods are details "A. Einstein"

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#1 posted 04-29-2015 02:16 PM

Looks like it will be a good place to play, hope you have lots of fun in the new shop.

-- As ever, Gus-the 83 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 04-29-2015 02:20 PM

A good start to your new shop.

I wish I could go the opposite direction from a 2 car garage to a 3000 foot shop. I always seem to have things in the way and have to move them to get to what I want.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 04-29-2015 02:54 PM

Well, whatever you do have fun an enjoy yourself when you retire. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 04-29-2015 09:25 PM

Exciting to say the least.

-- Weth

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Arlin Eastman

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#5 posted 04-29-2015 09:59 PM


That is almost 3x my shop and I even teach vets there. I could not imagine having something that nice.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#6 posted 04-30-2015 07:37 PM

All the best in changing gears.

I had one thought – been brought up on many threads over the years, but there are sometimes insurance issues having a woodstove in a detached shop.
Since nobody would hear a smoke detector…Some homeowners policies won’t cover it if there is wood heat.

I would just double check if there is any ‘fine print’ that would be a problem in your area.

I would love to have 900 sqyare feet… mmmmmm 30X30!!
Right now I have 14X21 so just under 300.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#7 posted 05-01-2015 05:30 PM

Great job

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