|Workshop by NH_Hermit||posted 12-12-2009 11:12 PM||1805 reads||1 time favorited||6 comments|
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Old workshop in New Hampshire
I finally finished building my workshop, but as many pointed out, workshops are never finished. I got married after I originally designed the building that is a garage – workshop, and 2-bdrm apartment above, so needless to say, I now share much of the space!
New workshop in North Carolina
My 16’x20’shop was already built in the backyard when I purchased the property in fall of 2010. The last person to use the shop had a small refrigerator for beer, TV, and big easy chair in it, so I’ve spent my limited free time making it mine. To date, I’ve torn out most of the old cabinets, replaced the light fixtures, installed a plywood subfloor, repainted, installed a heat source, and resurfaced the few cabinets I kept, put up some pegboard and shelving and lumber racks, and built the ever important workbench. The old TV was replaced with a Bose CD/Radio, the big easy chair with cheap used office swivel chair that I added blocks to raise it up, and the beer fridge with my ubiquitous tea carafe.
It’s well insulated, so the cost of heating with an electric heater is minimal for the amount of time I have to spend there.
As with all shops, this one is a work in progress. I’ve yet to install the cabinet doors I just built and need to add more pegboard. Someday I might put down some vinyl floor tiles. I’m thinking about building a small storage shed on the back of the shop to store the air compressor with a hose into the shop and an on/off switch on the inside wall. I still jump every time it starts up after owning it for 8+ years.
Oh, that Delta midi lathe now has the bed extension added as of yesterday (Christmas gift from my wife).
-- John from Hampstead