Starting on the Trim Work, Gas Heater, Ceiling Fan

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Blog entry by FJPetruso posted 2072 days ago 2417 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve started puting in the trim work. And after giving a bit of thought to what kind of trim.., I decided to keep it simple & cheap. If I would get too elaborate with the trim I would find myself cleaning sawdust out of many nooks & crannies. So I chose plain ole 1”X4” lumber & will just paint it white. The front & rear windows are trimmed out.

Front Window Trim

Rear Window Trim

I installed the 30,000 btu gas heater & it works like a champ. And since the inspector had me put the guard over the gas line, the heater installed over the guard & didn’t use up much extra wall space. Mike, my plumber brother-in-law, sez I did a pretty good job on plumbing the gas line. Since it’s a “ventless” heater there’s supposed to be a vent near the ceiling & floor to allow fresh air in to prevent oxygen starvation. I am going to install a grille on the attic ladder door. And since the electric A/C / Heating unit has a setting to allow air to be blown in from outside while heating (& cooling) I am going to let it bring in the fresh air with it’s forced air fan.

30,000 Gas Heater

My wife wanted to get rid of the old ceiling fan in our kitchen & I put in a new light fixture in it’s place. The old ceiling fan was only used for the lighting because no one liked having the fan blowing down on their food cooling hot food down too fast & warming cold food up too fast. So, being the frugal / cheap person I am, I decided to modify the light on the fan & install it in the center of my woodshop.

Ceiling Fan

I’ll be continuing with the trim tomorrow & will update you-all later.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 2072 days ago

Lookin’ good

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#2 posted 2071 days ago

Very cool! I’m planning to start building my own workshop soon so expect lots of questions. :-)

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#3 posted 2067 days ago

I’ve been doing some work on my woodshop this week. I’ve put up some trim around the door & the A/C – Heating unit.

Door Trim

A/C Trim

After I installed the old ceiling fan in the shop, I needed to put a shade on the lighting fixture that I modified. I wanted something interesting & a bit unique, so I used a new 2-1/2 quart paint pail for a shade/reflector.

Ceiling Fan with Paint Pail Reflector

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#4 posted 2067 days ago

Very cool! Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#5 posted 2067 days ago

nice job on the trim

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 2048 days ago

nearly finished now!


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#7 posted 2047 days ago

Hi Frank

Your trim working is looking good! What are you going to do for dust collection? Thanks for posting!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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