My Workshop and office project

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Blog entry by majeagle1 posted 03-29-2009 06:59 AM 1633 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, this is my first “blog” so I will give it a go. I was just going to post some pictures of my workshop as it is now, but then I ran into the pictures of entire process so I thought it might be interesting. The workshop is 20×30 with a 10×20 office space inside as well.

The ground had to be prepared and then foundation and then I had “Tuff Shed” bring in my “workshop kit”. ( I provided them with full scale drawings and plans that I did on Auto cad ) They had the building up in 2 days, really nice!

Site Selection

Breaking Ground

Laying the foundation

Foundation form with fill and re-bar

Foundation poured and being finished

Foundation dried …........ and “Here comes the workshop”!

First wall going up…......... This day was exciting !

End of first day, framing and outside up and most of the roof completed

Start of the second day – install doors, windows, complete roof and punch list.

Then I had the electrician put in 1 – 220 circuit and 8 – 110 circuits. I installed the insulation and then had a sheet rock guy put in the sheet rock and then mud & tape. ( I found out the hard way that there is an “art” to mud and taping!!!!! I’ll leave that to the artists! I did the painting and the carpet and floors and the furniture installation

Now for the inside – Insullation completed and ready for sheet rock

Sheetrock completed and ready for paint

Once that was complete, then I installed a deck and stairs on and finally it was done. This all took place the middle of 2005. I have rearranged my workshop only 2 times since then….....
Now…........... hindsight being what it is…........ I now wish I would have doubled the size of my workshop, but, that also would have almost doubled the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Oh well, it works for now and I am enjoying it immensely! Who knows, someday I may expand out over the deck or into my office space. Enjoy your visit to my workshop adventure !.

It’s done !!!!!!!

Now for the actual working inside of my workshop and office

Router table, Drum sander, Belt/disc Sander, Dust collection

Table Saw, Miter Saw, Band Saw….....Oh yeh, and “WOOD”

Hand Tools and parts storage, workbench and Drill Press

Storage for finish, cleanup, misc tools and jigs and entrance to Office

Office central, research, design, and ….... oh yeh, “HOURS on LJ’s”

Storage for wood books, box hardware and some of my Racing pics on the wall.

More storage for completed boxes and packing material

Stained glass area and where I wax and photograph my boxes

Well, that’s the end of the tour, sorry it was so long but I hope you enjoyed it.
Thanks for taking the time to explore my little corner of the world !


-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#1 posted 03-29-2009 07:57 AM

Sweet. If you added a second story you could just live there!

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#2 posted 03-29-2009 12:07 PM

Great looking shop and office area. You did a very beautiful job on it. I am the process of setting up a small shop now that I have retired. Wish I could of had a bigger shop but one has to work with the money and space he has. Not complaining, as I am very pleased with the shop so far. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 03-29-2009 12:36 PM

Looks great that slab is huge


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Craftsman on the lake

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#4 posted 03-29-2009 01:08 PM

Very very nice. Looks like you really planned it. Starting from scratch has it’s advantages.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 03-29-2009 02:02 PM

This is a gorgeous shop. It looks like you have organized it well. It seems that there are some things that we, as woodworkers never have enough of- clamps, space, tools and, of course, time.

Thanks for the pictures.

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

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#6 posted 03-29-2009 03:47 PM

A shop looking that good must produce nice projects. I can’t wait to see some. I think we all have a place in our wooden souls to makle keepsake boxes. What a shop to let those beauties come to life. Nice work Keep posting!!!!

-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.

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#7 posted 03-30-2009 06:51 PM

That extra moisture in the air is me droolling down in Folsom. Great shop and office space!

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#8 posted 03-30-2009 07:31 PM

Nice shop. You’ve treated yourself very well – and you deserve it!

When I built my 24’ x 28’ ft “workshop in the Woods” several others said, “you should have built it bigger”. Actuall I find that a more compact shop can be a lot more efficient, with a lot less walking.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#9 posted 03-30-2009 11:59 PM

Great looking shop on a nice piece of land. Thanks for sharing.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 03-31-2009 01:13 AM


-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 03-31-2009 01:27 AM

I’m druelling like Blake…...............................Gee…......Oh My…...............what I would give for a setup like that. Nice post and thans for the tour.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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