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So, I out grew the garage and built a new workshop all by myself (with the exception of the slab and shingles), what I’ve got is a 24×14 shop with a 10×12 storage room attached for jigs, hand tools ect. There’s another garage door on the right side that opens up to a 10×10 outside storage room for yard tools with it’s own garage door.
I built in an overhead lumber storage area above the garage door, no use in wasting space!
I’m and electrical contractor so of course I have some killer lights, four 110 watt (13,600 Lumens per light) LED highbays on a dimmer, with two 10 watt recessed lights by the garage door. Outside I have 2 LED 15 watt flood lights, a coach light and some landscape lights to make it look purty.
Right now I have a little window unit but have provisions for a mini split A/C in the future.
I walled the interior with OSB and trimmed it with left over cypress siding
Thanks for looking!


Cypress siding from a local mill


The bench is made from a hickory tree that was cut down to make room for the shop, so basically I relocated it about 10 feet


Lumber storage


The sucker switch leads to the sucker hole that’s connected to an old central vac with a thien bucket for shop clean up and the miter saw


I still have some work to do but it’s a start!


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ralbuck

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#1 posted 08-12-2017 04:31 PM

You are starting a new group here==shop envy!

Great looking place; hope it des well for you.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 08-14-2017 03:21 PM

This is a beautiful shop space. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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magaoitin

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#3 posted 08-14-2017 03:23 PM

That is a great looking shop! You did a fantastic job on the build.

I almost want to rebuild my entire shop to put in a closed off, separate area from the main shop, like yours.

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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moke

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#4 posted 08-15-2017 05:19 PM

REALLY NICE! What a great place to spend time!
Mike

-- Mike

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bobkberg

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#5 posted 08-15-2017 05:29 PM

Looks wonderful! Welcome aboard!

Bob

-- Bob www.singularengineering.com - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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pottz

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#6 posted 08-15-2017 05:31 PM

man you killed it with the new space,and the osb on the walls is the only way to go,ive got it on mine also,so much better than dry wall.welcome.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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woodworm

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#7 posted 08-16-2017 03:48 PM

Great shop – inside and outside.
I like it.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Bob5103

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#8 posted 08-18-2017 11:41 PM

Very nice shop! I really like you overhead storage. I have a central vac with dust deputy hooked up for cleaning, miter, router table, sanding etc… One of my best shop decisions!

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chrisirving

45 posts in 242 days


#9 posted 09-07-2017 10:44 PM

I added a miter saw station and some storage, I used some hickory from the site that had to be cleared for the shop

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GR8HUNTER

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#10 posted 09-08-2017 02:59 AM

I am loving the over the garage door storage ….......you just might have given me a new idea…........ oh yeah like the sucker button ….....NICE SHOP :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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oldnovice

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#11 posted 09-08-2017 06:07 PM

I would like a shop like that!
Someday you’ll find yours missing, it will be in my backyard!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Splinterman

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#12 posted 10-07-2017 02:04 AM

Great shop…well done.

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