New Garrage-Workshop under construction.

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Blog entry by woodworm posted 01-28-2009 12:49 PM 9910 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, it has been about 8 years I’ve been visualising my proper shop in my dream. And now I saw light at the end of pitch dark tunnel; my dream has almost sure to come true. It is a 2 car garrage and a shop in one building with total gross built-up is about 576 sqf (excluding a small bedroom on the first floor).

It’s located in my hometown Malacca, about 130km from my present home. So I cannot record the progress too frequent.

The construction work started in early January 2009, so here are the pictures I managed to take so far after 28 days of the ground breaking.

Thank you for viewing and comments!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#1 posted 01-28-2009 01:16 PM

Thanks for the post. I will be following this construction post. It is always nice to participate in a new shop’s construction.

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

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#2 posted 01-28-2009 01:21 PM

Thanks Scott for viewing and following..
Take care.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 01-28-2009 06:56 PM

I think I will follow this also. We seldom see any masonry construction here(too expensive, I guess). Congratulations on a good start.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 01-28-2009 07:25 PM

Thanks Thos for viewing and following.

The estimated construction cost for shop and two car garrage plus a bedroom with attached bathroom,
is about USD 11,200 (MYR 40,000). If I go for lumber and gypsum boards/ply sheets, the cost could be around USD 8,400 (MYR 30,000).
However, brick/masonry has more advantages over lumber in term of mantenance & durability.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 01-28-2009 09:49 PM

Looking good. Looks like it’s going to be a nice size. And the cost isn’t to bad. I can’t wait to see more pictures of the progress.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#6 posted 01-29-2009 01:00 AM

Congratulations Woodworm. You should be very proud of your new place! I look forward to seeing more of it and seeing you enjoy the comfort and pride you put into it.


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#7 posted 01-29-2009 02:21 AM

Thanks all for your kind woods and encouragement.

Socalwood - No problem. It’s me who sholud be thanking you for viewing.

Those coconut palms (were there before I was born) belong to my neighbour.

Chris Wright - It’s going to be my car garrage if I have the chance to build a home at the back.

Jemillion – Hopefully I would be able to visit my hometown more frequently to update the progress.

Take care every one of you.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 01-29-2009 03:29 AM

I look forward to seeing the progress. I guess the brick construction will help keep it cool inside also, a nice added benefit over wood construction.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#9 posted 01-29-2009 05:32 AM

Thanks Paul,
Another aspect that I have thought of is security. There have been many occasions in that area where “uninvited” & “armed” guest broke in and ransacking the whole house while the home-owners were sleeping.

Though steel grill is not 100% fool-proof, it may be a bit harder for them and take times.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 01-29-2009 05:34 AM

Sorry, just ignore this….clicked twice by mistake.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 02-01-2009 09:10 PM

Hi woodworm,
Seems to be very nice workshop. I think the pros of a garrage-workshop is, when you need extra space, you can share with one (or even both) of the car garrage.
Looking forward to seeing the update of the progress.
Good luck.

-- today is yesterday of tomorrow...Regards,coolwood973

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#12 posted 02-01-2009 10:19 PM

Thanks Coolwood and Bentlyj for viewing and sincere encouragements.
I hope I will be able to visit this project by next week, when I can take one or two shots and update the progress.

Thanks alot!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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