We finally got around to doubling the size of our workshop after only a year and half of working in our 12’ x 20’ shed. In the beginning it was fine until we picked up a few more tools then it became cramped. I had to keep a couple of my tools folded up so it took up less room and had to keep moving things around to be able to use the tools efficiently. Soon after we built the shed, my wife discovered new found joys in using the scroll saw. Needless to say that made it dangerous for me to use my table saw whenever she is in the shop as she sat right behind it to use the scroll saw. At first we decided to just add an addition like a ” lean to” being that it would be the simplest and easiest to do but after thinking about it, we nixed the idea as being a tacky addition and went with a full roof addition. It was finally finished a month ago and I was busy with doing the inside work for the next 2 weeks. Wiring, insulation, putting up OSB paneling on the walls, trimming the windows and new doorway, painting, putting solid vinyl tiles on the new floor, caulking all the seams and joints and moving in. Building shelves, rearranging tools, deciding to add a pull down attic ladder to close off the attic and make it easier to have access to. The new attic is quite spacious and has about 3 ft head room. Yes I have to crawl around but can use it to dry my wood as I am waiting for it to dry. Our new shop is under some huge Live Oak trees as you will see in the video, so this will also help keep the heat down. You will see in the video our window air conditioner with heat strip. Ac and heat is 18,000 BTUs and it cools the shop rapidly. We need the AC here in Florida and due to the record cold spell we had here the past 2 winters we opted to add heat so we can work in the winter as well. I still have to paint the exterior and will do that soon. The left side of the shed is the new addition and is seen in yellow and the original part of the shed is at each end of the bushes in front. The shop is now 24’ wide and 20’ deep.
And YES my shop is usually this clean! It was tough keeping it clean when the shop was so cramped! And NO I am not OCD!
Comments and critiques welcomed and appreciated!
To view my shop and the new addition, here is the youtube link.
Erwin, Jacksonville, FL
-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL