Complete! Well, it’s as close to complete as it can get without dragging this series along for another year or two. After all, are our workshops ever really ‘complete’. This project started the weekend of my birthday around March 25th and today, I’m putting a fork in this series. Overall, R-13 insulation was installed in the walls, drywall, a 100amp subpanel, surface mounted electrical outlets and conduit, 4 ‘2-bulb’ 4ft light fixtures, ceiling receptacles, and a bunch of other little stuff. The outlets are 52 inches from the ground in case I want to lean sheet goods against a wall. Everything is either against the wall or on wheels so my wife can park her Ford Escape inside, at times. I would like to make a permanent counter along the back wall eventually and get some cabinets hung over the outlets.
In the meantime, I’m looking for some ideas on a few personalization touches like posters, signs, pictures, or anything else. Please drop me a line if you have ideas or pictures.
I’m posting a few pictures here but the rest of them can be seen over at my new website, ‘The Workshop Garage’. It’s in my signature. Please let me know what you think…OR…if you have suggestions, they are more than welcome.
I’m also looking for pictures of your ‘Workshop Garage’ to be highlighted on
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This wall is right inside the door (which is seldom used in the summer time). The drill press is soon to be replaced. I dropped it off the bench this winter and broke the shaft on the original motor. I retrofitted a motor from a smaller drill press and it’s just not quite up to the task. Yuck!
Here is an overhead shot. That’s my FWW New Fangled Workbench in the foreground. If you need a great bench for a ‘tad’ under $200.00, this is the one to make.
Here is the last one. I need to get some of these uploaded to the ‘My Workshop’ page and then a post over on my site with the full collection.