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Workshop by ByronBlack posted 10-02-2007 07:43 PM 1313 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I built my workshop in the summer of ‘06 after moving into my new house. Its built on a previous single car garage concrete slab. I built it on 6×2 bearers and 4×2 stud work. It’s smaller than most of our North American cousins ‘shops, but it does ok for me.

You can view my flickr site to see the complete start-to-finish build, although I still need to update it as i’ve changed the interior quite a lot of the last couple of months.

Flickr Set of build:

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#1 posted 10-02-2007 07:46 PM

Thanks for sharing. Will be interested in seeing some photos of the final set-up

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 10-02-2007 07:49 PM

HI Wayne,

Thanks for the welcome. I’m still finding my feet with this site, but once better acquainted i’ll upload some more recent ‘shop photo’s.

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#3 posted 10-02-2007 09:34 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, Byron. You’ll find some pretty nice folks here. Enjoy. However we do better with photos.
We like to see those shops so we can be jealouse of what you have.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 10-02-2007 09:45 PM

Your shop looks like a WONDERFUL place to head to, to play with some sawdust.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 10-03-2007 02:42 PM

I liked the photo shoot – but not a mug of tea in sight. I see the rain had perfect timing, waiting until you started to waterproof the roof. Welcome to LJ – great work for improved the privacy and gave you a place to hide – perfekt

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#6 posted 10-03-2007 04:02 PM

Hi Tony, Glad you liked the photoset. It was typical british weather with the rain. It held of almost all the way through the build, (apart from 1 day when it rained and I had to run around with tarpualin and buckets to protect the newly laid floor), it rained only for 2 days, and one of them was during the roof laying, i got absolutely drenched!

But, it was worth it, my shed is like a little slice of paradise, just a shame I can’t be in there full time!

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#7 posted 10-04-2007 03:15 AM

Your shop reminds me of mine quite a bit…overall size and all. And the weather seems to be about the same.

Enjoy seeing your work coming! Cheers!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 10-04-2007 04:48 AM

I nice shop. It all proves that quality work doesn’t require large shops.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 10-04-2007 04:50 PM

Dorje, Karson;

Thanks for the nice comments. The size of it for me is great, before I had a tiny 10×8 shed and had to work out on the patio! Because I don’t use a tablesaw and bias my work towards hand-work it’s surprising just how little space one need to work on various projects. I’ll post another fairly large project (green house) later that I managed quite well in the space.

If I could have more space, I think it would be useful to have a seperate finishing room, thats probably the most awkward thing at the moment – finding space to finish a project whilest starting another.

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