|Workshop by Lee A. Jesberger||posted 07-06-2007 11:47 PM||7107 reads||18 times favorited||54 comments|
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My workshop came about due a renovation project I was doing. This was a six thousand square foot condo renovation in the old Barclay Hotel in Philadelphia. The space was fourteen hotel rooms, being converted to two condominiums. A large owners unit, and a small rental unit. It took up the entire floor of one tower.
Since it would end up being two units, there were two kitchens several bathrooms, a library, a bedroom set, an entertainment center, a conference table, a library standand a few more goodies. Well over $ 100,000.00 in cabinets and custom millwork. The entire project was over $ 800,000.00.
Certinly enough cabinet work to make building the shop sensible. Between that, and my wife insisting I get my toys out of the basement. She asked me how much it would cost to build one in the yard, and I told her about $ 10,000.00 or so. Okay I lied. Flat out lied. $100,000.00, later I exclaimed, “I’m done” (of course that price did include a few new toys).
Fortunately for me I have a large enough property to allow for me to build it behind my house. Just 100 feet from my back door. The shop is 24’ x 48’, with 10’ ceilings, heat, air conditioning, tool storage. Enough goodies to make it a great place to play. I do wish I had made it larger, but at the time it seemed huge.