The big problem with my workshop for some time has been that is it untenable in winter and at the height of summer – it’s a garage with no insulation and no ceiling. That’s going to get fixed the weekend of April 10/11 – a bunch of my buddies are coming over and we’re insulating and drywalling the place. (Actually, drywall on the ceiling, 3/4” OSB on the walls.)
I’ve got quite a few challenges to hurdle and things to accomplish over the next two months though…
I need to:
- Move everything possible has to be moved into the already crowded storage room to clear floor space for stacking material and for access to the walls.
- Get bids on the electrical work, changing how the 110v outlets are distributed between breakers and adding a 220v system. (Thankfully 220v is already available in the garage.) Of course I need to come up with a plan to get bids on…
- Make a final decision on the insulation system.
- Decide if the budget will extend to replacing the single pane windows that currently grace the shop.
- Remember to add blocking between the ceiling joists in the two possible future locations for lumber racks.
- Work on my lighting upgrade plan. (There are already outlets for lighting in the ceiling, so this is a separate issue from electrical planning.)
- Get bids on materials.
I’ve decided to table the issue of what-goes-where and what fixed cabinets, racks, etc, I need. I figure I really should spend another year or so in the shop experiment with layouts before nailing things to the floor as it were.
-- Derek, Bremerton WA --