|Workshop by Gareth||posted 02-19-2008 10:14 AM||1138 reads||0 times favorited||7 comments|
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I guess the workshop is as good a place as any tp start with. For years I had to make do with a single garage. Last year, I decided to build my own in the garden. The largest I could build without involving the local authority is 30sqr metres. ( sorry for the metric stuff, but that is the way this country has gone. I am a ft & ins man myself).
The first job was to construct a level base, as the site had a 30”” drop from corner to corner.
The first pic shows the basic framework constructed of 4*2 pressure treated timber. I had considered buying roof trusses to save time, but in the end decided I wanted it to be all my own work and so constructed my own. I was particularly proud of the wedged splayed scarf joint that I made to joint the ridgeboard ( pic 2 ). There was no deflection at all when I installed it.
Internally, the w/shop was clad with shuttering ply and externally with pressure treated T&G boards. I used polystyrene foam boards to insulate the voids. The roof was clad with felt shingles, which will hopefully last my remaining lifetime.
Picture 3 & 4 show the finished shop.
I had used my old bakery table as a workbench during construction. Upon completion I ripped it lengthways to provide 16’ of workbench. So old faithful is still serving me well. You can see it in picture 5.
As we all know woodworking creates a dusty environment and I have since built many cupboards and drawers in an attemt to keep the place tidy. I don’t always succeed.
-- Gareth, Amlwch