New Shop #2: Build day 2

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Blog entry by johnstoneb posted 05-24-2013 03:20 PM 1295 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Day 2 of the build StorMor finished the roof and installed the overhead door and left me with this.

I had an electrician install the service and rough in the wiring. I spent part of a day installing the insulation and my son came over on his day off and helped me install the sheetrock. Sheetrock lifts are worth every penny. I used 1/2’ 12’ sheets. The gypsum they use in sheetrock now is a lot heavier than it used to be. The lift made the ceiling much easier and also worked to hold the upper sheets on the walls. At the end of the day we were one sheet short of having all the rock installed when my son had to leave and I had to go to a dentist appointment. I finished the that the next day and started taping.

I finished taping , paint, trimmed the windows and installed the lights. I used 2 20’ rows of double 4’ t8 fixtures. Electrician came back and finished the wiring. I have both 110 and 220 outlets. After a misunderstanding with the power company they finally made it out to finish hooking power up and installing the meter. The electrical passed the final inspection. I could sart moving in the lighter tools.

One of the rental companies in Boise has a number of small rough terrain forklifts. I rented one to bring out the heavier items. Pellet stove, workbench, lathe , table saw, planer etc. I found a used pellet stove on craig’s list that was in good condition. When I got it home and started going throu it I found the firebox made out of steel was not warped both fan motor had been replaced in the last 2 years. I replace the rope in the door. It is setup for external intake air for the firebox.

About a month after the concrete was poured. I’m left with this. The tools right now take up a lot of space. It is fairly crowded but once I get the loft finished and stair built to it I will be able to space thing much better and will have plenty of room for an outfeed/assembly table. I am working on the loft now.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 05-24-2013 03:30 PM

looking good there bruce

a new shed
is a joy

enjoy yours

making one myself
time will tell how long it will take to finish

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-24-2013 04:01 PM


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#3 posted 05-24-2013 04:10 PM

Can’t wait to see some saw dust on the floor :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 05-24-2013 10:02 PM

very nice.congrats on the new shop.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 05-25-2013 01:16 AM

Nice looking shop (once you put in drywall, I don’t think it qualifies as a “shed”). I am sure you will spend many happy hours out there.

-- Dave K.

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#6 posted 05-27-2013 12:01 AM

Looks nice!

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