Workshop/Basement finishing #1: Background

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Blog entry by Guillaume posted 01-08-2012 11:42 AM 1258 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OK so a while back we moved into a new house… just when I had finished my workshop in the other one…grrrr… To top it all off, I was relocated for 6 months at work (working on the G20 Summit) so we hired movers and my wife made the executive decisions regarding the move. My machinery and tools made it over but my workbench and cabinets were graciously donated to the new owner of our old place.

So now I have a basement that is chock full of stuff from the move that I need to finish in order to have a workshop. Additionally, as this is a tract home, I have the usual builder’s craptastic attention to detail and workmanship to deal with.

At any rate, here is a plan I did up of the basement as is:

And here is the first stab at a finished plan (subject to change):

So that is the background. Stay tuned for part 2, the plan and the beginning…

In the interest of full disclosure, the first few posts of this blog should come somewhat fast as this project is already underway and I am catching up on the blog. Actual photos on subsequent posts, I promise!


Guillaume in Ottawa

-- Guillaume in Ottawa

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#1 posted 01-08-2012 02:58 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.
Congrats on the move. Just a note: Try to SEAL up your workshop as good as possible to prevent the dust from floating around the house. My home in ALberta had a basenment workshop and I was unhappy with it. Dust and paint fumes were always noticable in the rest of the house. My layout was similar to yours. Your GYM area was my wifes craft room.

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#2 posted 01-08-2012 03:07 PM

You do have a lot to do but it looks like you have a nice space to do it in. It’s always nice to be able to start from scratch in a nice empty clean space. I hope that it all goes well for you, Guillaume. Welcome to Lumberjocks.


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