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Project by WoodScrap posted 1093 days ago 4393 views 11 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First, let me apologize if this isn’t the proper place to post this project. It seems to meet the criteria of being a project made of wood (mostly), although technically it isn’t completely finished, it is getting close. Besides, I couldn’t find anywhere to post shop projects.

Almost a year ago I was lucky enough to find a house that my Wife really liked and had the dream shop I had been lusting for ever since beginning woodworking (I must be living right). My last shop (see photos on my shop page) was small, the third bay of a three car garage, with some overflow into the other bays. It was approximately 12’ x 22’ (roughly 260 sq ft). My new shop is 2 stories, 32’ x 36’ on the ground floor and 16’ x 36’ upstairs. Total around 1700 sq. ft., and it has a 12’ x 32’ covered porch (patio). The bottom floor is divided into two bays, 20’ x 32’ and 16’ x 32’. Upstairs is all one large room. Even better, it was unfinished except for a dozon can lights and 4 electrical outlets.

It does have 200 amp service, a bathroom with a shower and a whole lot of potential.

Following posts will show my nearly year-long project (assuming they don’t get deleted) of making this into a Woodshop.

Thanks for looking.


-- Rick -Tulsa

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#1 posted 1093 days ago

OK – I am envoius (however it is spelled)

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#2 posted 1093 days ago

All I can say is awesome!

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Steve Good

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#3 posted 1093 days ago

Wow, I’m wiping the drool from my chin. That is going to make an incredible shop.

-- Steve Good,

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#4 posted 1093 days ago

Some serious potential in there. Cant wait to see it all set up.

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#5 posted 1092 days ago

You are a very, very lucky guy. I would love to have half that space. Can’t wait to see it up and running.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#6 posted 1092 days ago

Killer! I am so jealous….I’m working out of the the 3rd bay of our garage, but with 2 young kids, shop time is limited…..very limited.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#7 posted 1092 days ago

Thats a nice size shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#8 posted 1092 days ago

Your not only living right your living LARGE…sweet looking shop enjoy…BC

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#9 posted 1092 days ago

Excellent shop. It is obvious where you will be spending all of your spare time from now on. It is great that you have a bathroom with a shower. I have a very nice shop but the best I could do for a bathroom is a 3/4” hose running through the outside wall with a funnel inside. It keeps the plants watered anyway…

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

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#10 posted 1092 days ago

It just gets better. Wow.

-- Chuck

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#11 posted 1092 days ago

I am green and I don’t mean like lumber…. Man, that’s going to be fantastic!

-- I'm not crying... That's dust in my eyes!

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#12 posted 1092 days ago

Wow! you are living right.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#13 posted 1092 days ago

wow, that is significantly bigger than my house, and double the electrical service. Impressive.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#14 posted 1092 days ago

Aw, that is just WRONG!!! :)

Congratulations on a major score!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#15 posted 1092 days ago

you’ve officially hurt my feelings! now i must go sulk. Congrats my friend.

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.

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