Finally… An Update!
I’m running out of warm weather so as you can see… I paid a bit extra to have the siding put on the front of the workshop, where the bricks will go, because I want to get the final inspection done as quickly as possible. I’ll put the brick veneer on this spring. There are new shutters & gutters & a light over the front window.
On the rear of the shop, the landing by the doors has been poured, there’s a light over the doors & the outside recepticle is in. My wife had to hold up the progress on the shop, again, so she could do some landscaping. She did a nice job of dressing up the entrance to my woodshop.
Here’s a close-up of one of the two lights that I chose for the outside of the woodshop. I chose “Barn Lights” to give an ole timey workshop look. I checked out other barn lights on the web, but they were kinda pricy. Especially that place that has barn lights as part of their name, although they do have some very nice lighting. This light cost about 50 bucks each delivered & they take up to a 300 watt light bulb. And they’re heavy duty construction.
It took a while but the gas company finally got the gas meter moved. The paper work took a while but the gas mechanics did a very professional job. One of my brother-in-law plumbers (I have three of them) hooked the meter back up to the gas line in the shop. The outside recepticle in the front is in too.
The building inspector had me make a guard for the gas line where it goes through the shop. And I filled the hole in the floor, where the gas meter was, with concrete.
The grass is growing pretty well where I dug up the front yard & that’s keepin’ the wife happy.
Next time I’ll give an update on the inside… including the drywalling, heating & cooling & an attic ladder
-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"