My new shop

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Project by Jesse Friesen posted 08-14-2012 02:04 PM 3891 views 9 times favorited 45 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We bought a house last year with a beautifully lanscaped back yard but the back of it was overgrown so I had to fill it with something to keep the weeds down. Here is the new shop that was finished just before winter. It’s 30’x36’ with 10’ walls and has a natural gas radiant heater. I had someone come in to frame and roof it but I wired, insulated and finished off the inside myself. There are a total of 16 4’ fluorescent lights and they do a pretty good job of lighting up the whole shop. I was working out of a decent sized garage before but all my tools were on wheels so that a vehicle could be parked in the garage. It is so nice to have everything in it’s place and not move. Pretty much all the cabinets in there are birch ply and I banded all the edges with a 1/4” thick piece of oak. The little room in the corner is where my air compressor is.

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#1 posted 08-14-2012 02:22 PM

Congrats on the new shop Jese.

It is very similar to mine. The size, birch ply cabinets, vertical plywood storage …..all pretty familiar. I have a finishing room in the corner. Is that what your corner room is? Maybe the big difference is that my dust collection is under the floor.

I feel well qualified to say (from experience) that you are going to love working there.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#2 posted 08-14-2012 02:23 PM

What a shop- drool>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now my next house must have room for a dedicated building!
Now get out there and make some sawdust!

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#3 posted 08-14-2012 02:31 PM

Very nice Jese

I’m sure some great projects will

come out of it.

It looks a good size


-- 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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#4 posted 08-14-2012 02:49 PM

great looking shop.

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#5 posted 08-14-2012 02:50 PM

That’s a fabulous shop, Jesse. 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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#6 posted 08-14-2012 02:51 PM

What a great shop. Definitely jealous. Really like the landscaping with the bridge.

-- Julian

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#7 posted 08-14-2012 03:03 PM

Wow that’s one cool shop ,so clean so organised great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 08-14-2012 03:19 PM

What a1Jim said WOW… Thanks for sharing.

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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#9 posted 08-14-2012 03:30 PM

Showoff. And why not….................

-- mike...............

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#10 posted 08-14-2012 03:30 PM

Wow, I want one just like it when I grow up! Where’s the sawdust?

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#11 posted 08-14-2012 03:31 PM

I think you’re in the lead for best shop. The exterior is absolutely fabulous. The interior is dreamy too.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 08-14-2012 04:35 PM

A lot of guys dream of a man-cave with a bar and a big screen tv…..This is my kind of man-cave! Tools and the space to use them.

-- jbschutz

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#13 posted 08-14-2012 05:11 PM

Very Nice, nice to have some room and you layed it out well also…. Enjoy,,,,,,,,,

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#14 posted 08-14-2012 05:18 PM

Excuse me while I wipe my chin and chest off – now make some sawdust.

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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#15 posted 08-14-2012 05:20 PM

WOW!!!!!!! How did you get in my head and pick out my dream shop???? Enjoy it.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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