My long awaited shop #2: Some photos

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Blog entry by albachippie posted 02-03-2010 07:28 PM 1693 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: My New Workshop Part 2 of My long awaited shop series Part 3: Still waiting! »

Some photos of progress so far

Timber arrives

My pile of timber (existing garage/shop in background)

Sections completed

Some sections complete

Ridge Detail

Ridge detail


Completed roof timbers

I like my DeWalt!

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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#1 posted 02-03-2010 07:30 PM

Looking Good!

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#2 posted 02-03-2010 07:39 PM

It won’t be long when the walls stand upright.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 02-03-2010 07:41 PM

You must be really happy about this coming together.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 02-03-2010 08:37 PM

Is that snow on the ground? BRRRRR!

Maybe I am imagining things, but I see walls and roof coming together… Where’s the foundation?

Looks good so far though. Bet you are anxious to get it done!

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#5 posted 02-03-2010 08:50 PM

Thanks guys for your warm welcome and comments.

Woodworm, the walls are indeed ready!

a1Jim, this is an understatement!! I am very happy about this coming together now

dbhost, that is snow indeed! was only around -4c today though! The foundation is where the existing garage sits at the moment. This needs to be demolished before I can begin to put the new frames up. Anybody got a big hammer…..?!

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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#6 posted 02-03-2010 09:30 PM

Who needs a hammer when you have a match it will keep you warm while building the new walls. My wife calls that redneck multi tasking


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#7 posted 02-03-2010 09:39 PM

at least you have great aircondition in the shop :-)
looking good so far


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#8 posted 02-03-2010 09:57 PM

Always nice getting things underway!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 02-03-2010 10:19 PM

I’m wondering about the umbrella stand in the middle of the floor….....

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#10 posted 02-03-2010 10:50 PM

It’s really a great feeling to get a project like that underway and even better when it’s finished!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 02-03-2010 10:58 PM

Looking good

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#12 posted 02-03-2010 11:38 PM

Perhaps I’m thick headed here… I see some small sheds there, nothing I would call a garage though. Are you replacing the red structure, one of the gray structures, a combination of those, or that larger building behind it?

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#13 posted 02-03-2010 11:59 PM

noknot – the red structure is a 6’*6’ shed which is getting demolished, and would make a nice bonfire !

dbhost – The one i’m replacing though is the closer of the grey concrete structures, which, in scotland at least, is a big garage!
I would gladly demolish the larger building behind and put a shop there, but I wouldn’t be able to use it from prison! (it’s our neighbour’s house!)

Norv – The umbrella stand was a weight to keep the tarpaulin from flying when the timber was covered

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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#14 posted 02-04-2010 03:01 AM

it’s coming along nicely,you will be in there in no time.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#15 posted 02-04-2010 06:54 AM

Hang in there!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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