The new workshop

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Project by Brandon posted 02-05-2008 05:03 PM 3264 views 5 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch


The dream is almost reality, thank you Jesus. The workshop is 90% complete on the outside and is ready for sheetrock on the inside. Take a look. I have tried to think of everything. I have a 40 circuit breaker panel, and I have used 37 circuits. I have over 2000 feet of wire running through the veins of this shop. I have floor plugs, ceiling plugs, but I am sure, I will find that I could have run more wire. Anyway, I just wanted to share it with you all. If you will notice my wife and I decided to put in a full bath. The total structure is 38’x42’, there is a 8’ porch across the front, a boat shed on the right side, and behind the boat shed is my wife’s play room. To the right is my play room. The whole thing will by heated and cooled for working on those hot Louisiana Days, and occasional cold ones. I’m ready for construction to be over so I can build something.


-- With God all things are possible. Matt 20:26

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Greg Wurst

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#1 posted 02-05-2008 05:05 PM

Yep, I’m jealous.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#2 posted 02-05-2008 05:12 PM

nice job….I hope to start mine as soon as the snow decides to melt. Do you have more photos on the process you went through while building.

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - -

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#3 posted 02-05-2008 05:29 PM

You’ve died and went to heaven and you’re showing us picture of what it looks like.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#4 posted 02-05-2008 05:42 PM

Looks like all the room you will ever need. (for now)

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 02-05-2008 05:46 PM

Nice play house. Hope you have many years of safe and fun activity there. I would be interested in seeing a basic floor plan of how you anticipate laying out the shop.

Have a great day!

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#6 posted 02-05-2008 05:50 PM

It brings a tear of joy to my eye whenever I witness the birth of another shop.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 02-05-2008 06:30 PM

Hi Brandon.

You just had to go and post something like this to make the rest of us envious, didn’t you!!!!!!!!!

Congrats. If I had a shop like that I would be posting it as well. It looks like you have just about everything you need in the shop except you might want to consider putting in a bed. That way you wouldn’t have to leave the shop (and it might come in handy when you get yelled at for spending too much time in the shop).

thanks for the post. It made my day.

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

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#8 posted 02-05-2008 06:52 PM

Add me to the jealous list

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#9 posted 02-05-2008 07:51 PM

Great looking shop, I look forward to watching it progress.

-- Hope Never fails

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#10 posted 02-05-2008 08:11 PM

Put me on that list too…that is an amazing shop…with a porch, bathroom and a room for the wife. Thats not a shop its heaven!


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#11 posted 02-05-2008 08:39 PM

Sweet. I can only hope that one day the lord blesses me with the ability to pull something like that off. Use it well and be sure to post your first project here for us to see.

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#12 posted 02-05-2008 09:06 PM

Envy, envy, envy, envy, envy, envy, envy, envy…....Whaaaaaaaaaa! LOL Nice looking shop can I come by and drool….please….

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#13 posted 02-06-2008 01:48 AM

I’m so green with envy if I had pointy ears you could call me Spock. Great looking shop Brandon. Perhaps someday I too will reach nirvana and have a dedicated shop. Make lots of sawdust for the rest of us. ;)

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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#14 posted 02-06-2008 02:52 AM

Now thats a workshop.

-- Andy Stark

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#15 posted 02-06-2008 05:43 AM

Full bath, now that’s sweet, beats peeing off the back porch of my shop.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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