I finally got around to doing some upgrades in the shop the past 2 weeks. I’ll start with a few before pictures, or really where I remembered to start taking pictures. This when i started clearing out the shop so i could begin.
Just for reference, the planer, drill press, and ridgid sander are usually against the pegboard wall.
As you can see it was a disaster. Everything was just kinda slapped together and I was just getting fed up with having shimmy around everything.
I started with the miter saw bench, using melamine coated PB, and some heavy duty shelf brackets. I was kinda iffy about doing this but I need room underneath, now that its completed if seems very strong. I made the height on the bench so that if and when i get a jointer it can hopefully roll underneath it. I also made a temp cart for my planer that is smaller than the original one it was on. I will eventually make a flip one for that and the sander.
Next on the agenda was getting ready for the Texas summer, or at least control the sweating that is soon to come. The biggest issue that i faced was that whoever built this garage didn’t own a tape measure The wall studs are anywhere from 17 to 20 O.C. so getting insulation in there took a whole lot longer than I had hoped. I put R-13 in the walls, and R-19 in the ceiling, I would have gone more in the ceiling but I use the attic area for storage. I also got a good deal on a window unit, so I cut a whole in wall and put that in. The joists in the ceiling where the same as the wall not a single on was the same. I think the biggest help so far has been insulating the west facing garage door. There was a 25 degree difference between the the shop door and the 2 car door . I also put up actual doors up seperating the shop from the rest of the garage. I got the doors free from a guy at work that replaced some at his house.
I still need to put osb on the walls, and add some more lighting, and figure out what to put on the ceiling thats not too costly and not drywall.
-- Michael...Houston, Texas