Yesterday, I took delivery of almost every one of my Dad’s collection of tools. The garage looks extremely crowded but I’ve got rid of most of the boxes so there’s a bit of space now. This is the start of a very long road. The next step is to finish the preparation of the workshop but at least I’ve got the tools to do that now! Although of course even with almost every tool, drill bit, laser-level, long-nosed sander and clamp known to man, I still had to go and buy one thing today – a hammer! Back in August, I spent two weeks packing up all my Dad’s stuff but I did leave a good few items behind – I made up a basic tool kit for each of my two nephews and they got a hammer each. There should still have been one left (the oldest of course!) but I haven’t managed to find it yet – I think I must have left it at home by accident.
Anyway, after buying the hammer I was able to make some big differences, namely pulling out some nails which meant I could move the shelves from the back over to the side. Now I need to make the space as clear as possible, then buy a new sheet of MDF for the back wall along with some framing timber to make some new stud to cover the doorway (which I managed to remove last week with my girlfriend’s pink flowery hammer even though it died in the attempt).
Has anyone got any pointers for making up some new stud wall? There’s some already there but it looks like it’s old non-standard stuff which has been put together in a pretty ham-fisted way so I don’t want to just copy it.
Also, the reason I want to do it is to give myself more usable space in what is a reasonable but still-small shop. If I put a new door in there, there’s no point having it unless it opens and I can use it (the previous one was an old door with no hinges just nailed in place). I think the best option would be to board it up and have the wall space available but maybe you folks have some better ideas?? :-)