My workshop is in shambles.

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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 02-29-2012 11:42 PM 1160 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I woke up, drank some coffee and headed off to rent a pickup truck to do some hauling. They didn’t have a pick up so the gave me a diesel behemoth. I had to take some bathroom stuff back to Lowes for store credit. I am upgrading the vanity and fan to something more fancy for my up coming upstairs bathroom remodel.

While I was at Lowes with a truck, I got more bricks for my wall project and 3 sheets of 3/8 plywood for my shop shelving. 2 sheets of 5/8 plywood for my router table and other things, and on sheet of MDA for the router surface. 8 2×4 studs 3 2×6 studs and about 15 6foot 1×4’s for some Adirondack chairs I plan to make and sell.

After I picked the stuff up, I had to clean the entire garage and organize the stuff that needs to be thrown away from the keeper stuff. I’m getting ready to design and build my shelves which should house all of the boxes in the garage and a bin for scrap wood.

An added bonus is that all my drywall is now where I can get to it, so I can please the Mrs and finish the basement walls on the outside of the rooms.

All this for a little over $250.00. Not bad at all.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 03-01-2012 12:09 AM

well done russell

upgrading the shop/house
is always a good thing

and making the wife happy
is even better

welcome to LJ’s
now get to work !

-- 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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#2 posted 03-01-2012 12:43 PM

That’s the way to get things done, your on a mission! Can’t wait to see the shelving.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 03-01-2012 04:48 PM

I wish I could work on or even think about that many things at one time. My wife can do more than several things at a time but I can only do one thing at a time. Anyways, it sounds good and I’m glad that you got a lot done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 03-01-2012 05:10 PM

Okay. Now I’M tired !

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 03-02-2012 12:03 AM

I wold love to come over & help, but Missouri is a looong haul from Vermont! Your welcome to stop by my place if you want to help build my shop shelves & counters. That is, if your up to the drive!! Lol.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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