|Workshop by Matt||posted 03-02-2009 05:27 PM||1677 reads||1 time favorited||17 comments|
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This is my shop, before and after. I’ve done my best to match up each 3 pictures to be the same perspective or the same area of my shop. In March of 2009, I began a renovation or ‘finishing’ of the space. Currently, a few more things need to be done but a shop never really is complete. I would like to add some painted (University of Kentucky blue) pine baseboards, some more outlets, and 220 circuits/outlets. I’m contemplating a window unit air conditioner low on the back wall somewhere and, this fall, I’m definitely adding a heater. Also, I will be ‘blowing’ insulation in the attic to an R-25 (or better) level.
The project required no demolition because it was just 4 walls and bare studs. It has R-13 insulation in the walls, 1/2 inch drywall walls, and 5/8 drywall ceilings. 4, 4-foot flourescent lights were added, with room for 4 more if I find I need more light. Right now, it’s super bright in there. I have a 100amp subpanel with room for about 12 more circuits. Each wall has its outlets on separate circuits as well as the lights and ceiling receptacles. Finally, it’s a place that I can actually work in and not have to squint my eyes, hunt for things, etc.
I have a few ‘prized’ items in this shop. Along the back wall, you will see the first one. It’s my CNC Router. Even though I’m still getting to know the gal, she’s awesome. I forsee a long future between us. The other is my Jet 1220 lathe, seen in the 3rd, 4th, and 6th picture. She’s been with me for almost 3 years now.
So, that’s it! You can see more of my shop happenings here on my blog or over on my new site: The Workshop Garage.
If you are ever down the Belleville IL, way, feel free to drop me a line. Thanks for looking.