Workshop Build #13: Front Room Painting and Casings

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Blog entry by ~Julie~ posted 04-16-2010 04:59 PM 7978 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Starting to paint, the woodsheds built, soffit and fascia Part 13 of Workshop Build series Part 14: The "Man Cave" »

This spring I was finally getting the workshop painted and ready to use!

My shop is divided into a front room that will be used for assembly and finishing and the larger workshop part at the back. Here’s a rough sketch of the layout:

workshop layout

The OSB walls have all been painted with 2 coats of Kilz original primer, here’s the east side wall of the shop part before the paint:

side wall OSB

and with the Kilz primer:

side wall primed

The front room with insulation only:
front room insulated

with the OSB:
front room OSB

and with one coat of primer:

front room primer

I put a second coat of primer and then painted with white paint because I could still slightly see lines from the OSB through the primer:

front room painted

The front window and door badly needed some casing:
front window undone

First I made the window jambs, the bottom extends out and makes a sill:
(these aren’t curved, it’s just poor photography on my part)
front window jamb

The casing is pine, covered with many coats of polyurethane:
front window casing

The door has a matching casing style:
front door and window casing

It looks so much nicer this way. The side windows will have a matching casing style, but I can’t finish them yet because they are not in their final position. The shop doesn’t have siding on it and the side windows need to be moved out with strapping. We hope to get to that this summer. be continued…

-- ~Julie~

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#1 posted 04-16-2010 05:01 PM

This has been a great build well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 04-16-2010 05:34 PM

Your shop is looking great. It is a fantastic feeling to have a nice roomy and organized shop.

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Mary Anne

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#3 posted 04-16-2010 06:00 PM

I just read through your entire series on the build. Excellent blogging! You and your husband are hard workers and have done a great job on the building. I can imagine what your excitement level must be at this point. I look forward to seeing it finished with all your machines and tools in place. It’s going to be a dream shop!

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#4 posted 04-16-2010 06:20 PM

Great job. Celebrate and go buy another tool.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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Rick Dennington

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#5 posted 04-16-2010 06:35 PM

Greetings Julie….. Stellar job on the shop, my lady, stellar job. You and your mate are gonna have one heck of a nice place to make sawdust and mechanic work (?). I know the feeling of a new shop. When I built mine back in ‘02, couldn’t wait to get it painted and move in….. it’s better than moving into a new home…lol lol.
But… by the time you get your equipment all set up and arranged, you’ll want an even bigger one. Mine is a 40’ x 50’, and I wish it was a 60’ x 100’....... lol. I just needed a little more land and it would have been…....
Again, congrats on the new shop, and I’ll be following up on the finished product…. I like looking at shops on LJs. Great ideas on here. Take a look at mine sometimes, and we’ll compare notes…..... later.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#6 posted 04-16-2010 10:25 PM

Looks good, Juile.

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#7 posted 04-17-2010 02:52 AM

Hi Juile

Your shop really looks great! I am sure you are looking forward to having it all set up and running. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 04-19-2010 10:45 PM

You’ve come a long way Julie.
The casing and window stools add a nice touch. Since i moved my shop and had to remove some casing some of my doors remain in that state (without casing) and at the rate I’m going here likely will for quite some time;)
Keep at it, it will get there:)

-- Steve in Kemptville On. Canada

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#9 posted 05-06-2010 12:36 AM

That’s some good advice from JAGWAH! “Celebrate and go buy another tool.”

-- Harold

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