Backyard Beauty (trying to get my wife to believe it) #1: New Shop Under Construction

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Blog entry by Brian Harvey posted 02-07-2008 02:21 AM 729 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Backyard Beauty (trying to get my wife to believe it) series Part 2: Woodshop Pictures »

I started the permitting process for my woodshop in August 2007. Finally, in early January I got my permit from the city of Draper. I started construction shortly after I got the permit, the constant snow in the valley has made it a little slower than I was hoping for. Design summary includes, 1012sqft on the 1st floor with a finish room, mechanical room and small bath (enter from outside or inside, can be a changing room for pool later). The 2nd floor is 625sqft with a full bath and two rooms. Some of the things I am doing – Mechanical room with sound proofing for cyclone, air compressor and tankless water heater. Natural gas line with ample supply for heat and future pool in the backyard. upgrading house from 200 amp service to 350 amp service, 150 amps will serve shop. 11’6” 1st floor height. Hanging pendant outlets in stragegic locations to limit number of cords on floor. Iron piped compressed air in drywall ceiling for distribution. Tons of lights. Two dayton industrial exhaust fans.

It’s still in the framing process, but I’ll try to get pictures up soon.

-- Brian Harvey

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#1 posted 02-07-2008 02:30 AM

Looking forward to the pictures.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-07-2008 02:50 AM

Brian, I too am looking forward to seeing the pictures. It sounds like you have planned everything well. The only exception I can envision is you didn’t mention a kitchen. If it had one then you would never have to leave.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 02-07-2008 03:14 AM

No pictures, I don’t believe it.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Patrick Jaromin

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#4 posted 02-07-2008 02:19 PM

Where’re the pics? It’s cruel to tease us with this incredible description without drawings/pics! Sounds like an absolutely incredible space…why would you ever have to go anywhere else?

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#5 posted 02-07-2008 04:23 PM

Sounds like it is going to be awesome. I look forward to seeing the pictures.

-- Hope Never fails

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