Shop Expansion #2: Walls are up!

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Blog entry by Les Hastings posted 2007 days ago 1550 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The floor is down Part 2 of Shop Expansion series Part 3: Roofed and Sided »

All the concrete work is done, Sidewalks and a small slab was poured on Thursday. Friday all the walls were framed up and sheeted. On Monday the truss’s are suppose to arrive. Should have a roof this next week and siding at least started.

Won’t be long and my part of the project will begin. I’ll need to get a meter and 200 amp panel installed and then I can started on the inside.

Click on the pictures to see a full view.
Thanks for looking!






-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 2007 days ago


I built my “Workshop in the Woods” in ‘07 so I can appreciate your excitement. I’ll suggest painting the interior white and using the new electronic type ballast fixtures with “daylight” bulbs to obtain the highest color rendering index. Add several windows if you can. good light makes a world of difference.

Are you going to use a conventional overhead garage door?

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2007 days ago

Les, you are certainly moving right along on this build. I am sure that you can’t wait until the subs are finished and you are doing your part.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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John Ormsby

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#3 posted 2007 days ago

Les, Looking good!!!

I have one question. Is there a reason the door is hinged the way you have it? Normally doors would open toward the wall and not into the area. Just curious.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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Les Hastings

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#4 posted 2007 days ago

John the door is getting changed out to swing the other way, contracter ordered wrong.

8iowa, yeap conventional over head door. I’ll be putting in lots of lights, no windows.

thanks guy’s

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#5 posted 2007 days ago

Very nice, I’m sure you’re excited. Only one question, no windows?

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#6 posted 2007 days ago

Great job Les. I know you’ll just love having the extra space. Just don’t out grow it too fast.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Les Hastings

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#7 posted 2007 days ago

I don’t want to give up the wall space to windows, I need all of it I can get. And I’d rather not have people being able to look in and see what all I have, if ya know what I mean.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Thos. Angle

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#8 posted 2007 days ago

Lookin’ good, Les. I’ll bet you’ve got the heeby-jeebies in anticipation. Good for you!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 2006 days ago


Your shop is moving right along. I don’t know who’s more anxious to see it finished—we LumberJocks or you!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#10 posted 2006 days ago

I’m getting excited just watching!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#11 posted 2006 days ago

Looks like a good start Les,

Let me know if you need any help.


-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#12 posted 1998 days ago

Great progress!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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