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Blog entry by electricalD posted 1127 days ago 1441 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone,
I am about to embark on a big project. I want to build myself a woodworking shop. I am building a 22’ X 24’ garage with a 9’ ceiling and a barn style roof. I went with the garage dimension as opposed to a 24’ square because of space limitations on the property. I do have a guy ready to build this with me (he has done many) but I am curious and looking for a web site that will show how to stud up a wall and to include the installation of windows and a door. Is there a good site available that explains this. I do have a reasonable idea on how to do this but I would love to read something about it. Any suggestions? You might be thinking, “How is a guy that’s going to get into woodworking going to progress when he can’t even put up a wall?” Well, it’s just one of those things. Anyway, your help would be appreciated.

Regards,
Dan

-- If there were no God, there would be no atheists, G. K. Chesterton



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Manitario

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#1 posted 1127 days ago

can’t help you with a website; I learnt a lot from a Home Depot book about doing the same. You may also want to check out homerefurbers.com

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 1127 days ago

You can do it. Alli it takes is will and determination, research and the pride of knowing you did it. I am 63 and I built my new shop back in early 2008. I am definitely not a framing/construction type of woodworker but I figured it out with a little help and enjoyed every minute of it.
Here is my shop
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/16812

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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BritBoxmaker

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#3 posted 1127 days ago

22’ is an aspiration, not a limitation, where I come from. Try living on a small island. Good luck with this project I look forward to future posts on it.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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electricalD

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#4 posted 1126 days ago

Hey Greg, Just looked at your shop picture and it looks very nice indeed. I have an electrical background so the wiring I will do myself. I did note the comment on your wish to have more 220 outlets and it is duly noted. I do have a plan in mind and a general layout in my head. I have a guy working with me that knows how construct the walls but I am more interested in reading about this. Again congratulations on such a nice shop, well done.

-- If there were no God, there would be no atheists, G. K. Chesterton

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electricalD

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#5 posted 1126 days ago

Hello Brit, The plan is to open ground soon. I am replacing the electrical panel in my house as soon as I get home. New panel, mast and all. I am running a 60 amp sub panel to the workshop. I was going to go with a 24’ square for the sake of no wastage on the sheeting for the walls. Because of the trees on my property and municipal regulations I decided it was better to cut 2’ from the width and put it on the length. I am looking forward to it and so eager to get at it. I will send photos in due time.
Regards,
Dan

-- If there were no God, there would be no atheists, G. K. Chesterton

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 1126 days ago

Dan, just get you some books at HD and Lowes. Since you are a woodworker you most likely have a good dose of common since and hand eye coordination. Don’t be intimidated by what you see in the books because many people have little trouble accomplishing these things if they look at these books and use their heads and common sense. I have done a good many do it yourself carpentry projects and they were not maybe as good as a seasoned professional might have done them but were still quite adequate. I’ll bet that you will find it no differently once you get your feet wet and you will be glad that you did it.

-- 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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jim C

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#7 posted 1081 days ago

Dan,
Here you go.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjDLX8MGsxU

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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