Today marks a good day to start documenting my garage’s change into a work space. My table saw finally arrived. It has been sitting in my dad’s machine shop for a few months. While it was there he built a rolling base for it. My dad and I (mostly my dad) spent the day wiring up the garage for the 220 needed for the saw.
So here it is…
To call it a mess at this point would be a gross understatement. When we moved in the fall it was a catch-all for things we couldn’t find a place for. Over the winter I had it cleaned once, but a few hurried projects without heat meant it ended in an extensive state of upheaval. You can’t see in this picture, but there is another garage door out of the frame to the right. The door on the left goes to the back yard.
I have a lot of good plans for this summer. I’m going to clean everything out, and get rid of all of the current built-ins. I want to insulate the walls, doors, and ceiling. I’m going to start putting up walls, though I’m not sure exactly what I want. I was thinking birch ply with vertical trim strips (like wood siding). There are new built-ins I want to build too.
We’ll see if I can just get it insulated for this winter… any bets?
-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL