New Shop! #10: Drywall painted, bathroom finished, and more.

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Blog entry by Ryan Haasen posted 10-18-2012 02:16 AM 2910 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The drywall was finished a couple weeks ago and my Mom painted most of it. It looks great! We went with eggshell white just so it would brighten the room up, but not shine at the same time (my Mom’s advice, not mine). All the garage doors are now on and we can finally lock up the shop at night! All the outlets in the woodshop are now powered: I have four 220v outlets and the rest is filled with 110v outlets. I do not plan on having 4 machines that require 220v, I just wanted options on where I could put the few that I have. Here is a picture of the woodshop so far:

My dad and I just finished the 6’ x 7’ bathroom yesterday. Pretty cozy for a shop bathroom:

The floors in the main shop and woodshop are getting Polyaspartic Concrete Coatings on Sunday (It’s going to be sweet!), so we have to have everything moved into the car bay by then. Most of the small items were put into the storage room, and today we almost emptied out the main shop into the car bay.

This was what the car bay looked like before we filled it with everything:

Here’s the strorage room, it is still a work-in-progress, but it’s working great for storing things for the time being;

This is the almost emptied main shop. This wall in particular was filled with stuff 14’ from the wall. Not any more.

This is the other wall. The large work bench is gone and we are just using a little workbench to hold all the tools we are using at the moment.

Oh, and one more thing…we have heat! The Alberta winter is coming in, and we no long have to work in the cold! Each section (wood-shop, main shop, and the car bay) have Radient heaters. These are great because they can heat up the room incredibly fast. We do not yet have insulation in the attics so it is very inefficient, but for now it will take the chill out of the air. I think the attic insulation will be in by the end of the week.

Thanks for taking a look,

-- Ryan

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#1 posted 10-18-2012 04:35 AM

Better than some homes. Great work shop, Or great helicopter garage.

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#2 posted 10-18-2012 05:07 AM

it is really nice to see others getting things done

your work looks great
and the office is cozy

will be a real pleasure to work there


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#3 posted 10-18-2012 12:21 PM

Nice work, especially your bathroom its great better than mine at home. I have recently renovated my kitchen by myself. I’ve installed ready to assemble kitchen cabinets which saved a lot of my effort and money.

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#4 posted 07-27-2018 10:30 PM

I think we all have that problem,i try and keep a pencil and tape measure on all my machines but i still am constantly looking for one! Rta cabinet Store

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