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Outside of the shop just looks like part of the house. Used 1/2 inch plywood for the walls, much better in a shop than drywall. Inside just started an 18’ bar. It is completed now. I placed a 4X4 opening to access the attic. Works great when taking items up and down from the attic. Ceiling fans to keep cool in the summer and evens out the heat in the winter. Placed electric outlets on the ceiling to reduce electric cords on the floor. Double French doors open to the patio, on the end is a 9X7 overhead door. The wood rack is right inside of the overhead door. I have refinished the cabinets in the shop. The cabinets were made by my granddad in the late 50’s. When we remodeled the cottage in 2002 we stored the cabinets in the barn till the shop was built in 2006.
Still have a lot to finish on the inside, yet are we ever really finished?

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#1 posted 1819 days ago

Mike it looks like you have a nice shop space in which to work. I like the plywood walls that you have in there. This makes it a lot easier to hang cabinets as opposed to trying to locate studs. And it looks like you have plenty of space in which to work with the area that the bar is taking up.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed touring your shop.

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

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#2 posted 1819 days ago

Great looking shop! Looking forward to more pictures of your shop. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 1818 days ago

Hey Mike,
Well presented workshop and some nice toy’s to play with….welll done.

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#4 posted 1818 days ago

Great start! Show us more as you proceed!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#5 posted 1804 days ago

From one old salt to another .. welcome.. great start to the shop… any time you need help just ask.
Larry [ ex RAN ]

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 1804 days ago

Nice looking shop Mike

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1757 days ago

I’m about 20 years away from being your mirror image. I’d love to have a shop like this when I retire. Good work.

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#8 posted 1722 days ago

Nice workshop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 1080 days ago

I am Soooooooo jealous!!!

-- The Lord guides my way. Though sometimes I stray, I know he is always with me!

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#10 posted 1080 days ago

Sweet space for sure. I like the ‘split level’ work spaces and all the potential you have in that nice outbuilding. Have fun trying to finish it :-) and we’ll watch the great work that comes out of it.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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