Shop Rehab

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Blog series by shaun updated 11-07-2007 07:23 PM 3 parts 7322 reads 43 comments total

Part 1: Getting Started

11-05-2007 03:22 PM by shaun | 12 comments »

My wife and I moved into our current house, along with the six cats, a little over two years ago. Since then the basement has served triple duty as 1) completely unorganized storage, mostly stuff from the prevous owners, 2) laundry room, and 3) my workshop. After two and half years of being frustrated with the mess we decided it wasn’t going to improve on its own and we needed to do something about it. So we moved all the big stuff that we figured we’d be keeping out to the gar...

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Part 2: Floor Plans

11-06-2007 03:02 PM by shaun | 12 comments »

It’s not perfectly to scale but it’s close enough to work from. I haven’t figured out what’s going where in the shop yet but this is about what I’ll have to work with. We want to add a bar to the Family Room/Rec area, there needs to be room for the exercise stuff and I need to fit a small office area in here somewhere. So the shop floor keeps getting smaller with each rendition. It’s becoming apparent that my original vision of the shop was a bit ambitious....

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Part 3: Framing the Walls

11-07-2007 07:23 PM by shaun | 19 comments »

Finished framing in the storage room . and started on one of the shop walls. That glass block window on my fancy OSB assemby table is a replacement for the laundry room. Shop cat refused to get out of the picture. Here’s the mess that it will be replacing. Here’s the other half of my French Door that someone thought would make a good table. and a table that I think will make a good something else (I’m saving this one for the lumber)...

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