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Workshop by grumpybear7357 posted 05-18-2018 09:06 PM 869 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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grumpybear7357

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Kathleen, Ga
United States

Thought I would start adding a few pic of my workshop. My son (GrumpyCub), and two oldest grandsons helped me build the shop two summers ago. I am so blessed to have such a place to work on “projects”, and I have been surprised at the number of projects completed in just two years.

The building measures 24ft wide by 32 ft deep. A few of the building tasks were hired out such as the cement work, the vinyl siding, and the shingles. All the wood construction and the electrical were done by us. The architecture matches the house and existing garage to the left. The shop was planned to be multipurpose. I keep my mowing equipment, welding equipment, etc in the shop. We installed a 10 ft overhead door in the front where materials or a vehicle can be brought in. In the rear we installed a 6ft wide roll-up door to facilitate taking the lawn equipment in and out without having to move any equipment in the front area.

The trusses are “storage” trusses with a 6.5ft x 6ft high floored area running from the front to rear of the shop. This provides a tremendous amount of off floor storage overhead. To facilitate getting items to and from the overhead, we designed a small winch operated lift.

Wood storage is racked on the rear wall, and stored vertically on the side wall at the rear.

I will take and add a few more pictures of the inside space showing the woodworking equipment, dust collection, and workbench. Thanks for looking.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. (They hate it when you do that).


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ocean

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#1 posted 05-19-2018 01:37 PM

Very nice. Only hoping to build a nice shop after we move, but probably not as nice as yours. Waiting to seem more pictures. How big is it?

-- Bob, FL Keys

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moke

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#2 posted 05-19-2018 04:53 PM

What an awesome shop! Some…most construction things are better left to younger folks….especially shingles!
Thanks for showing….

-- Mike

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grumpybear7357

32 posts in 670 days


#3 posted 05-19-2018 06:07 PM

ocean – A very important fact I left out. The building is 24×32 ft.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. (They hate it when you do that).

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IantheTinker

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#4 posted 05-21-2018 05:47 PM

Looks like a nice space to be creative in. I like your use of the overhead space and the lift to move things up and down. Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- “How you feeling, Roy?”... “a little unappreciated, Al...” - Die Hard

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 05-24-2018 07:27 PM

You have a very nice shop. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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

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