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!
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 !