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I am in the process of converting a former horse barn into my woodwhop. It is 32’ x 45’ with a full hay loft above. 10’-6” to the bottom of the trusses, so I have plenty of ceiling height for tall stuff. The former tack room (10’ x 14’) will be my office. I plan to have a carving and model studio up there, but that is a few years down the road.

So far I have removed the stalls, framed in one of the stall doors, converted the other 3 stall doors into windows, and inlarged the other 3 windows. I have installed the lighting, and finished the electrical work, and I have started the insulation.

I have changed the pictures of the Barn/Shop again. The new side views show the window and door changes I have made. The passage door you can see in the second picture is into what will be my office. I still need to build the doors for my “utility closet”, actually the place where my furnace and aircompressor are.

I ordered a workbench from Lie-Neilson last August. I got to pick it up in May. My wife took a picture of me playing with it after we put it together. You can see my shop dogs, nearest one is Simba AKA as Buddy Boy and the one by me is Babe AKA Baby Girl. For some reason, they insist on going out the the shop with me every day.

-- Ric :{) - Appleton, ME - (http://www.crwashburn.com)


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#1 posted 2483 days ago

Welcome here Ric

Please keep posting pictures of the shop once it takes its “definitive” form.

It also woild be very nice if you blog about the barn conversion and show us some progress shots…

I’m very interested as it sure has lots of potential for being a great shop.

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oscorner

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#2 posted 2475 days ago

Beautiful place you have there. Love the space you have in the barn. I’m not so sure that I would want to be there in the snow, but I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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GregS

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#3 posted 2468 days ago

Lookin’ great, Ric. I hope you have the method of heating worked out before the days get too cold. Our loss here in the NW is certainly Maine’s gain. Thanks for keeping in touch.

-- GregS, Snohomish, WA ~ Some of life's greatest lessons I learned at my mother's knee; the rest I learned at other joints.

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Karson

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#4 posted 2459 days ago

Great conversion Ric. It looks like one side has aged differently than the other side. Was there any finish on the wall wood?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Ric

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#5 posted 2459 days ago

Karson,
The former owners only finished the sides of the barn that faced the house and road. So the answer to your question is yes and no! The front and left side were sprayed with a natural colored weather protector from Behr, the back and right side have no finish other than time. After I get the siding finished I will have to redo the whole barn, but that will have to wait for next summer.

-- Ric :{) - Appleton, ME - (http://www.crwashburn.com)

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Bill

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#6 posted 2459 days ago

What a great looking shop Ric. I would love to have something like that as my shop.

Maybe you can add a potbelly stove to heat the shop. A good way to get rid of the scraps.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#7 posted 2307 days ago

Hi Ric,

It sounds like your shop has plenty of potential. Do you have any updated photos that you would care to post?

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

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JerryS

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#8 posted 2189 days ago

Ric I like what your doing with the old barn . Keep the pictures coming .

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