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Shop Expansion #3: Roofed and Sided

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Blog entry by Les Hastings posted 1878 days ago 1545 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Walls are up! Part 3 of Shop Expansion series Part 4: Still waiting on electricity! »

The roof and siding is all on now. Soffits are done and the facer boards have all been wrapped with metal. Still don’t have an overhead door yet though, it won’t be in until next week some time.

I’m working on getting a price to run the new service to the building and set a meter and put in a 200 amp panel. I’m planning on running a lead to the exsisting panel in the old part of the shop from the new one. Then I can disconnect the power from the house completely.

Soon I’ll be able to start doing all the things on the inside that I’m planning on doing. Like completing the wiring, insalating and I’m thinking about putting a small office area in the corner, about an 8’ by 10’ or so. Then at some point I’ll be taking out a portion of the wall between the two buildings to make the process complete. With the new addition I’ll have about 1760 sq. ft. of shop area to work with, yes I’ll be glad when its all done!

Here’s a few pictures of where its at right now. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Thanks for looking!

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



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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 1878 days ago

Great looking building. The ceilings look higher than regular, how high are they?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Critterman

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#2 posted 1878 days ago

Hey Les, looks like the new edition is coming along well, and very quickley. Looking good!

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Les Hastings

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#3 posted 1878 days ago

Mark, They are ten feet, the old shop only has 8’ ceilings in it. It will be nice to have the extra height.

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

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Les Hastings

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#4 posted 1878 days ago

Jim, yea its went up really fast. I’ll really happy with the contractor I chose. I would of been all summer getting it myself. I hope i can have it all done very soon.

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

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kiwi1969

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#5 posted 1878 days ago

surprised at the lack of windows, but it sure is a nice space.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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Craftsman on the lake

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#6 posted 1878 days ago

It’s gonna be nice. Keep us appraised!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 1878 days ago

Les, this is looking real good. I am surprised that it has gone up as quickly as it has, given the weather, but I can see that you aren’t complaining. :) You may have saved some money by doing the work yourself but (1) it would have taken you a lot longer to get this far and (2) working on this doesn’t pay the bills. In the long run I am sure you saved yourself money by subbing it out.

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

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cabinetmaster

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#8 posted 1878 days ago

Nice building Les and yes I’m surprised as well at how fast it went up. If we get shut down here I may have to come back to Kansas. Looks like things are going very well out there yet. Got any job openings?......LOL

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

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scarpenter002

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#9 posted 1878 days ago

Les, Wonderful looking addition to the shop. Man, it is nice to be able to move that quickly. Now the fun part starts getting to wire and finish out the inside.

-- Scott in Texas

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ND2ELK

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#10 posted 1878 days ago

Hi Les

Shop is looking great. Setting up the inside of the shop is the fun part. Are you planning on getting new equipment for the extra space you are going to have? Keep the pictures coming?

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 1878 days ago

Looks great Les!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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stanley2

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#12 posted 1878 days ago

Les, you’re right – better to have more shop space than to have to cut the lawn or pick weeds in the garden.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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GaryK

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#13 posted 1878 days ago

You’re going to love those 10 foot ceilings! It’s real nice being ably to swing around an 8 foot piece of plywood around with hitting the ceiling. I have not regretted it for a second.

Looking good!

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

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Mark Shymanski

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#14 posted 1877 days ago

Thanks for the response, yeah 10 foot ceilings would be great. That is going to be one great shop.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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lightweightladylefty

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#15 posted 1877 days ago

This looks great, Les. What a super way to get out of the yard work and do something productive with all the extra time not spent mowing the grass! We’d love to have a contractor here who works that quickly!

Keep us posted.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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