Ever since we moved to our new place, I’ve been working in a very VERY small area and honestly, it’s been tough. The place we have is a side-by-side duplex without a garage and it has a small storage space that is roughly 4’ x 8’. I’ve made it work so far by building shelves and a small work table that also houses my router. However, I can’t fit anything past a small pedalboard or a box in there to work on.
My landlord is super cool (a police officer in town) and he has a thriving business where he makes high-end watch bands. He get’s the whole idea of needing space and trying to build a business. He gave me free reign to build whatever I want. (hopefully we will buy this place down the road).
I originally got the idea of buying a canopy shed from a fellow LJer and grabbed something off CL. While it was cool, it was kind of an eye sore and with the weather we have at the Jersey Shore, I was concerned about it not being sturdy. Sold it for a couple of bucks more that I bought it.
So the decision was made to build one. Figured out my plans in Adobe Illustrator and put together my materials list.
Originally I planned on using 2×3 construction for the walls, simply because the cost of a 2×3 was about $.80 less than a 2×4. However, when I went to Home Depot to get the materials, it looked like the 2×3 stock was run through a combine. Nothing was straight and everything was super knotty with horrible edges. Honestly, this was only good for the burn pile. So I decided 2×4 all around. Good thing I had a 10% off coupon for the whole order.
Sunday was a very wet day. We’ve had a lot of rain over the past few days and Saturday was particularly heavy. Needless to say, mud was everywhere.
Pic of me (left) with my buddy Don
My son Joey. As I was working on the base, I was on my own for a while until Don showed up. To my surprise, Joey came out and asked me if I needed help. I was absolutely thrilled and he did such an awesome job. I told him what juts I needed, gave him measurements, hauled stuff. Just such an amazing day with my kid.
He just got home from school and wants to get back out there.
Some more progress…
More posts to follow
-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.