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When we moved in three years ago, there was a second 2 car garage (20’x22’) far away from the house (not sure why). The previous owners had a Boy’s Clubhouse out there to play poker. I converted it to a workshop. The photos show some before and afters of the conversion.

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#1 posted 01-29-2009 04:18 PM

nice set up. you look lick you have a great shop. I have been working on my shop for 4 yrs now stell not right

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#2 posted 01-29-2009 05:44 PM

This is a really nice shop space in which to work. It is away from the house so you can work in there to your heart’s content without the noise or anything else being a bother. Since my shop is located in the lower garage I get yelled at if I start my planer too early in the morning and when I am finishing/staining a project I get complaints about the smell. I have always thought that a shop separated from the house would be an ideal situation to have.

And you have heat in there as well!!!! This is a really nice set-up. It is well organized, spacious, you have a nice set of tools to work with and plenty of wood just begging to be put into a project. I would enjoy working in there.

Thanks for the post. I enjoyed visiting your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 01-29-2009 05:51 PM

It is 200-300 feet from the house, which is great, but last night I had to trudge through 2 feet of snow with my hands full of projects. The I forgot something at the house!!! Got a workout!! I work mostly in the late evenings when the kids go to bed, so the distance is usually helpful. I now have a sliding miter saw and I made a beautiful miter saw workbench that I designed and posted on 3d warehouse. I’ll post pics of it soon. See the design here.

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#4 posted 01-29-2009 06:06 PM

I know what you mean about having the workshop separated from the house. My Upper Peninsula “Workshop in the Woods” is 110 yards from the front door. I’m not able to have a telephone, however, since my workshop is on the same electric meter I can use the “plug in” type intercoms to keep in contact with my wife. She won’t let me add plumbing – says if I do she will never see me!

It looks like you could use a little more lighting. I recommend the electronic ballast fixtures using T-8 bulbs. they operate at high frequency, thus no hum or flicker.

Keep up the good work.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#5 posted 01-29-2009 06:18 PM

Funny you should mention all of those things. I added a phone extension too. Those new digital phone just reach and my wife can intercom me, or I can call her if I get locked in (don’t ask!). Last summer, I added a jet pump from my pond about 100’ feet away so I can water the nearby garden. I added the lights you suggested already.

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#6 posted 01-29-2009 06:45 PM

nice shop keep us up to daste with the progress.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 01-31-2009 07:31 PM

Thats a nice little shop.

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