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Project by chopcat posted 05-17-2012 08:37 AM 3253 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you have been following the story you will know that the deal was I could have a wood shop only if it was used to build a replacement garage and studio. (you are all familiar with that sort of conversation I am sure)

Anyway the deal was done. We didn’t do the concrete base or the metal roof finish. But all the rest. You can see Mrs C nailing some of the panels together.

The frame is softwood with metal corner braces which means there need be no internal walls. The cladding is cedar shingle on three sides and fire resistant ply to the party wall. Doors and windows are cedar. Not a choice I would go with again as it is difficult to work with. Looks good and is pretty stable but a pig if you are relying in glue.

Inside there is the garage and in the studio a storage wall with a fold down guest bed.

It hasn’t blown over in the gales that we have had over the last 10 years since it was built and I now have a workshop for other projects.

That’s what I call a deal


-- who ever wanted to buy anything when you can make it

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#1 posted 05-17-2012 08:44 AM

Wow, what a great project! Congrats to you guys! It will be fun to use I’m sure.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 05-17-2012 01:09 PM

Thats an excellent deal.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#3 posted 05-17-2012 01:38 PM

You did it very nicely!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 05-17-2012 01:41 PM

Very nice; congratulations.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 05-17-2012 03:19 PM

Superb work mate and a very elegant design.

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#6 posted 05-17-2012 04:33 PM

Looks like you thought it through before building. The cantalevered overhang should have been on my shop to do list. Hmmmmm Ceder! :-0

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 05-17-2012 08:19 PM

I really enjoyed the pics, you created and built a lovely place : ))

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#8 posted 05-17-2012 09:34 PM

Way cool mod design. Lovely execution too. Very nice indeed.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#9 posted 03-19-2017 07:28 PM

Looks like a well done”Big Box” LOL! nice touches in design all around.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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