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Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 1940 days ago 2005 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#1 posted 1940 days ago

Very nice work .
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking

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#2 posted 1940 days ago

looks good !
more room in house too .
congradtulations .
now you can eat dinner like humans again !

-- 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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#3 posted 1940 days ago

Stairway To Workshop… is this the title of a new Zeppelin song? If not, it should be! :)

Nice work, the bamboo ballusters are cool!

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#4 posted 1940 days ago

Very cool great work

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1939 days ago

Top job….

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#6 posted 1918 days ago

Sweet! What will you use the upstairs for? I have a similar setup (not finished nearly as nice though) that my 3 sons hang out in while i’m downstairs working. I give ‘em a woodscraps and glue and they have a blast!

I also use it as an assembly and finish area when necessary if the bottom floor of the shop is too cluttered (which is most of the time)

Yours looks like there should be art exhibits here and there…Nice!

-- Jon

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#7 posted 1917 days ago

I converted the upstairs of my shop to an office and TV room. My tv gets lost there because it is a 27 inch tv and too small for the room. I would like to move our big tv up there but my wife ain’t going for it. I also use upstairs for occasional finishing of projects if they are not too big to carry up and down the stairs.
It’s also a good place to store extra junk but I am trying not to do that, but that might be a loosing battle.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#8 posted 1744 days ago

This turned out really nice. The room too.

-- Janice

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#9 posted 1734 days ago

That looks really cool. Where did you find the large diameter bamboo to use for the railing?

-- Kyle Shipp,

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#10 posted 1734 days ago

Nice looking space. It would be a great place for finishing if it werent for the hand scraped floors. I noticed you opted for the psrayed insulation. Is there a major price difference between that and regular fiberglass? I also noticed the stud bays were not completely filled. Any reason? Framing appears to be 2×6, was a second application installed?

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#11 posted 1734 days ago

Thanks! I found the large bamboo online at a website
I could not find any locally except for some small pieces, so I ordered the large pieces and had them shipped

The spray insulation is great! It is like having a big insulated Igloo ice chest for a workshop. It does cost about 3 times as much as the fiberglass but I decided to go with it anyway since I will only have to do it once. The insulation contractor suggested that I only need to have it sprayed about 4 inches thick since it is so efficient. He was right. It has never been uncomfortable in my shop regardless of heat or cold outside and it also keeps the humidity low. I have a window unit Air conditioner/Heater upstairs and downstairs and very rarely have to use them. It has excellent soundproofing qualities also, ans I like that because I frequently work late into the night.
Upstairs was originally going to be storage and a finishing area but ended up becoming an office and TV room. I decided against using it as a finishing area after the first time I had to carry a table up the stairs to finish.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#12 posted 1697 days ago

Looks awesome, the work you put in is obvious!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#13 posted 1656 days ago

That’s a nice space. Looks like you’ll enjoy spending a lot of creative and peaceful time up there.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#14 posted 961 days ago

Glad you are not “normal”. LOL

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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