Shop Facelift !

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Project by john posted 08-12-2012 01:56 AM 3607 views 7 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought my house back in 2009 . It had a 1,600 square ft shop . The shop was in good shape but looked pretty plain . Last year i added a 12×16 ft cedar deck with storage underneath and then this past week i ripped the vinyl siding off the front and added 1×10 pine .

This is how the shop looked before .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#1 posted 08-12-2012 02:02 AM

Love it. I too put batt and board on my home in the mountain of North Carolina. Takes me back to my childhood days.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#2 posted 08-12-2012 02:06 AM

I am jealous.

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#3 posted 08-12-2012 02:31 AM

i also have board and batten on my shop, but i dont have any upstairs accommodations, you have rooms up there, maybe a spare bedroom for when you have a long work session, and you can just drop into the bed with your wood stove going, and sleep mighty well out there in the winter…what say ye john….....

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#4 posted 08-12-2012 02:55 AM

I would say that looks down right beautiful. I wish I had a shop like that! Excellent job

-- Adam - teaching history, coaching football, and crafting some of the finest saw dust around....

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#5 posted 08-12-2012 03:57 AM

excellent job!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 08-12-2012 04:47 AM

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments !
Grizz the upstairs is loaded with lumber and under the deck is also full :-) I barely have enough room to work as it is .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#7 posted 08-12-2012 05:09 AM

100% better … at least ! !!! well done John

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 08-12-2012 05:14 AM

Thanks Dan ! Anything is better than vinyl :-)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#9 posted 08-12-2012 07:57 AM

A good looking shop

A good stock of timber

It don’t get better. :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#10 posted 08-12-2012 10:27 AM

Congratulations this looks fantastic.


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#11 posted 08-12-2012 10:58 AM

Great looking shop. I love the look of board and batten siding. Thanks for sharing.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#12 posted 08-12-2012 01:00 PM

Thanks again everyone !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#13 posted 08-12-2012 02:22 PM

What a face lift. I love the 10” pine in the front.

-- Remember the one with the most toys when he dies WINS!

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#14 posted 08-12-2012 02:30 PM

It turned out great

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#15 posted 08-12-2012 02:57 PM

Very nice. I especially like the sunbursts on the guard rail.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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