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Workshop by NedB posted 08-21-2008 04:54 PM 2399 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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well folks, I’ve had one of those major life events this summer, I moved from Central NY to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.
Above is what I hope will soon be my new workshop. A one stall carport/garage, with a lanai section to one side. I’m going to close in the one stall, leaving the lanai (porch) section open. that will leave me with 11×20’ of workspace, with a concrete floor etc… (it was a garage after all)... a mere 5’ from the back of the new house.

that’s the shop side

and the lanai section.

I also have a small shed which is where the yard tools and some lumber will be stored.

more pics and a build thread when I get that round tuit.

below is my old shop which is still at the NY house.

Here are a couple of views of my nearly completed workshop. It’s gambrell roof mini barn, 10’ side walls 12’ x 20’ set on blocks over gravel. I’ve done nearly all of the build, with the help of a couple of great friends, as well as my stepsons. I did farm out the roof after several abortive attempts to do the high work. In the end, I hired two of my neighbors to install it. I’ll also be hiring an electrician to run at least a sub-panel, and possibly a separate service to it, depending on which is cheaper. 3/4 view of the shop.
rear of the shop, recently completed sheathing.

Here’s an interior shot, mid construction. I’ll update this a lot in the next couple of weeks, as I’m about to move my gear into the shop.
view of the shop

latest mess

For a much more complete view, check out my blog at

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#1 posted 08-21-2008 06:29 PM

This is looking pretty good so far. Keep us posted on your progress.

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

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#2 posted 08-21-2008 08:25 PM

will do, It’s almost to the move in state, I’ve got to hang the 2nd Main door, and then I can start moving gear up from my storage unit.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#3 posted 08-22-2008 04:48 PM

Looks great. Similar to mine. I bought mine already put together. Did the wiring and heating myself and finished off the inside.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#4 posted 08-22-2008 06:46 PM

It’s gonna make for a nice shop Ned! By the way, we’re about 30 miles from ya! Howdy neighbor! Great fishing there in Oneida Lake too!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#5 posted 08-26-2008 09:33 PM

Nice shop, Ned.

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#6 posted 10-17-2008 07:28 PM

It’s a good little place to get things done! My shop is 14’wide x 18’ deep x 10’ high not coounting my office and restroom, which adds another 5’ x 14’ When I don’t have to live here any longer I will have much more room for storage and I can take down my climbing wallso I have more room. Currently I am losing 560sq.ft. of workable space. I also have the ability to work outside in my driveway which gives me double the space. on sunny days. In California that is a lot of days when it is dry and warm enough to work.
Nice place though and the feeling of building it yourself is always a plus!!!

-- --Chuck

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#7 posted 02-01-2010 06:41 AM

What does it look like now?

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#8 posted 02-01-2010 06:43 AM

Looks like a good space and some of good tools.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 02-01-2010 06:51 AM

nice little lodge , brother !

enjoy .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 02-28-2010 08:41 PM

Unfortunately, it looks just about like that still… funding has dried up, so for the winter at least it is closed and waiting for the money tree to sprout.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#11 posted 09-04-2011 07:06 PM

New digs, see the description at the top…

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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