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Workshop by gdpifer posted 01-26-2011 08:28 PM 1607 reads 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I’m new to LumberJocks and have enjoyed looking at all the projects and shops. I have seen a number of projects that have been built from scrap or recyled material. I haven’t seen any workshops that have been built from recyled material. Here are a few pix of my workshop that is nearing completion.

I was given an old house and I mean old. It had never had plumbing or electricity. It had already had much of the material torn off and removed but I saw that I could salvage enough material to build my shop. It is only 16 feet by 14 feet (size was based on the available length of joists, etc.). I put a storage loft above the shop area.

The first pix is of the old house as it looked in Nov. 2009 before I began dismantling it. The last pix is of the workshop as it nears completion.

-- Garry, Kentucky


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#1 posted 01-26-2011 08:36 PM

This looks like it certainly is going to be an interesting shop. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of it when you get it finished and have your tools in place.

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

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#2 posted 01-26-2011 10:42 PM

Now that’s some good recycling for ya!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 01-26-2011 11:22 PM

Nice true vintage look, I like it !

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#4 posted 01-26-2011 11:59 PM

Now that is one sweet recycled shop….looking good.

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rozzi

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#5 posted 01-27-2011 12:46 AM

Love it! Great idea and it would be a fun place to work. Welcome to LumberJocks. Hope you enjoy it.

-- Duane, Iowa

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Billp

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#6 posted 02-04-2011 03:40 PM

You did such a great job and what a setting. Your shop looks so inviting and friendly. l can see some real master pieces coming out of those doors.

-- Billp

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#7 posted 02-10-2011 07:33 PM

Wow! That Shop has got some real character to it! Very nice.

-- - Martin

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8iowa

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#8 posted 02-10-2011 07:43 PM

You are one heck of a talented guy. This will make a nice shop. Are you going to store wood in the loft?

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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gdpifer

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#9 posted 02-11-2011 03:10 AM

Thanks for all of the comments. The storage loft is for all kinds of things (junque) we don’t have room for in the house. I’ll try to post some pix when I get things all set up inside. It is moving slow due to the weather.

-- Garry, Kentucky

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Stephen Mines

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#10 posted 03-08-2011 07:37 PM

Hi Gary, I jsut saw your walnut candle stick and came alookin’ for more about you. That is such a neat shop!
Wishing you many blissful hours zoning in it. Stephen

PS: And what a wonderful stash of walnut! Better set youy dog to guarding that…I do some of my best work after midnight! LOL

-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)

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#11 posted 01-05-2013 07:59 PM

looking good. I wouldn’t mind seeing how you have ssetup inside to get Some ideas.

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