Shop remodel

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Project by BTKS posted 1493 days ago 2921 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an addition to my existing shop. Just created about 720 extra square feet of storage area. I added a 24 X 30 foot loft. 10 X 24 is on the left of the photo and is to be the finishing, clean-up room. Heavily insulated and conditioned space with a large sink. The remaining 20 X 24 is still shop space with room to spill out into the rest of the barn.
The framing is 10in engineered joists on 12in center and 3/4 in decking. The walls are traditional framing with 2×6 and OSB. The door is a full 4 feet by 7 feet to accommodate assembly tables and large projects. I obtained the materials for extremely reasonable prices here and there over the last year or two. Just a couple of details to finish. A rail above to put on and some florescent lights to hang in both rooms. I’ll move the air compressor into the loft and probably hard line the dust collector up there as well.
Putting large items in the loft is easy with a front end loader. The ceiling was placed a little over 8 feet high to allow flipping and turning of sheet goods.
The paint job was fast and easy since I borrowed an airless system to spray the walls and joists for better light.
It’s more construction than woodworking but thanks for looking.
YES, I admit and am in no way boasting, I am spoiled for space. It’s one of the perks of being in very rural area.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#1 posted 1493 days ago

you’re going to have plenty of room to grow.nice and begining to take shape

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#2 posted 1493 days ago

Looking real good.

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#3 posted 1492 days ago

Nice one! I recently did a shop remodel myself… I still dont have that kind of space tho!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#4 posted 1492 days ago

Very nice. Im sure you will use the space well.


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#5 posted 1492 days ago

Wow what a great looking shop. I love the windows letting in all the light. Youre shop looks comfortable and should be a real joy to work in.

-- Billp

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#6 posted 1492 days ago

Jealousy over here!!!

-- Doug...

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#7 posted 1492 days ago

I’d sell my soul for that kind of space!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 1492 days ago

Now that is just not right! No one man should have that much space for a Woodshop! Seriously though, congrats on the Shop Space, it’s outstanding!


-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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#9 posted 1492 days ago

You need someone to share that space with?

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#10 posted 1492 days ago

looking good nice space

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1492 days ago

Great space! if you are fortunate enough to have something wonderful like this use and be greatful!

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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#12 posted 1482 days ago

Now that’s a shop. Boast all you want, that’s an awesome shop. I got rid of all my jealous bones years ago, because it’s an unhealthy way to live life, but I will say, I’d love to have a shop like that. The more room the better. Good for you !!! Enjoy it all you can, you only live once. Do yourself a favor, and keep it from getting all cluttered up.

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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#13 posted 1481 days ago

My Oh MY – that’s not a shop – it’s a factory!

-- Joe

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#14 posted 1290 days ago

so you dont have posted where this is at, but i wonder if its a bear to keep heated…i doubt you live in florida , so there has to be some cold…and i was just wondering how you heat this place…or should i say palace…man oh man…that place is huge…is this just a hobby shop or are you going to make furniture….its an awfully big place for bird houses…lol….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#15 posted 1290 days ago

I f you have any more excess space I’ll have it for free please send it to me IN Scotland as I need it very badly.LOL well done cool new shop.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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