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My shop started out like most, in a small room in the basement. The room was under the garage so there were numerous support poles for the cement floor above. Couldn’t turn around with a board longer than 5 ft. By the time I got a table saw jointer and a small work bench there was no room left to actually work. My sons and I started building this barn about 5 years ago. 3 stall garage below is for tractor, mowers, and outdoor tools. One stall for rough lumber. Second floor is 30×36, nicest thing is no center supports. The barn trusses allow for a room on the 3rd floor 14×36 which my son claimed for a music studio as payment for the many hours of labor. I built the entire building including the cupolla but contracted the metal roof to get it out of the weather in short order. Worked with no ceiling and open rafters for 3 winter till I saved enough to drywall the ceiling insulate and add 8 ft high output flourescent lighting. Currently in the process of rearranging the inside so I will add some inside pics in a week or two.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.


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WayneC

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#1 posted 06-06-2007 07:05 AM

Thanks for posting the link back to your video. Some pictures would be great too.

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

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DocK16

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#2 posted 06-06-2007 07:15 AM

Trying to download inside pics but having some difficulty.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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oscorner

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#3 posted 06-11-2007 06:22 AM

That was a very intertaining video and you have a great shop.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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TomFran

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#4 posted 08-10-2007 08:16 PM

Now THAT is what I call a WOKSHOP!!!! Wow – Double Wow! That is nice!!!

Each year we travel up to Pennsylvania from South Carolina to visit my mom, and I am struck by the beauty in West Virginia. We take Route 19 though the mountains, and often, it will be before the sun has burned off the morning mist, and it is simply breathtaking!

You are blessed in a lot of ways! I dream about having a shop like yours, and that barn – Wow!!!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 09-17-2007 01:36 PM

Quite a place. congrtulations

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 03-31-2008 12:24 PM

Hi Dock,

You have one gorgeous shop!!!!!!!!! This is nice. And you have such a wonderful view as well. I would really enjoy working in there too.

Thanks for the post. It was nice to “visit” your shop.

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

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Davesfunwoodworking

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#7 posted 04-29-2008 02:39 AM

Very nice shop so clean and so big. Must be nice to have all that room..

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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bobdurnell

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#8 posted 04-30-2008 05:29 PM

Now that’s a real nice shop. Thought I might have seen it in one of the current publications about shops. Sure would fit in.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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fred4999

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#9 posted 12-07-2008 04:04 PM

Now that is what I call a shop. How do you keep it so spic and span? My dad’s family is from Grant County WV. I’ve spent many summers there. Thanks for sharing. Regards

-- Fred, Georgia

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Beginningwoodworker

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#10 posted 11-27-2009 05:47 AM

Dock, Thats a nice shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 11-27-2009 06:15 AM

Hey dock
very slick shop

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 08-04-2010 09:56 PM

Dock, I love to look at shops so I’ve been looking at the shops on LJ for a couple of hours and yours is one of the nicest shops that I have seen. You also have plenty of good equipment as well. The photo of the outside could even be on a postcard and you’ve a lot to be proud of. Thanks for putting these pics up.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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DouginVa

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#13 posted 02-18-2013 10:41 PM

Ok, ok…...first of all. Your shop is waaaayyyy too clean. But by looking at the surroundings of the bldg, I wouldn’t expect anything different. That must be a pleasure to walk in to every day or show off to friends and visitors. Beautiful right down to the floor. My hats off to you.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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mbs

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#14 posted 02-22-2013 03:05 AM

Very nice shop, both the inside and outside. Nice setting too.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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Ken90712

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#15 posted 08-13-2013 09:49 AM

Great looking shop!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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