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Project by 1978 posted 08-04-2008 11:23 PM 2853 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I have taken a week off work and I plan on changing this 10’ by 12’ shed into my woodcarving and scrollsawing workshop. I will try to post pictures of the transformation. Feel free to throw out some ideas or suggestions.
1. Outside of the shed doesn’t look too bad.
2. Inside however was another story. (Yes, I’m a pack rat)
3. After doing some major cleaning and installing an air conditioner on the back wall, it’s looking pretty good.

More updates soon.

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#1 posted 08-04-2008 11:41 PM

Hmmm . . . I have an idea . . . electricity. :-)

Shelves for wood storage.
Radio\TV\Computer (for LJ live feed)
Insulation if you are out there in cold weather
Security (I have a wireless system on my workshop)
window for natural light

Thats it for me. Keep us posted.

-- BLOG -

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#2 posted 08-04-2008 11:57 PM

You think you’re a packrat. Someday I’ll post pictures of my shed…no on secong thought, I guess I won’t. Lookin forword to more pictures – lookin’ good so far.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#3 posted 08-05-2008 12:40 AM

it looks like you will have some good space when its all cleaned out…cant wait to see your progress…

I am in a very small one car garage with tons of junk…one of my goals is to build a 10×10 shed—-put all the junk in the shed…and then I would have more room in my garage…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 08-05-2008 12:41 AM

Woodshop or man cave? I suggest a mini fridge and some windows. It may be a tough sell for the Mrs. to put in a plasma right away, but if you tell her you’re working on her Christmas present it will buy you 5 months of no snooping around. Personally I’d also get a either a monkey or a parrot. Most likely the monkey because his opposable thumbs would come in handy fetching me tools and making me sandwiches, but then again, talking to the parrot would be a novelty. Your call.

-- Never pet a burning dog...

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#5 posted 08-05-2008 12:43 AM

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#6 posted 08-05-2008 04:47 AM

hum… with the Gambrel roofs you have alot of head-room, depending how high the ridge is. one thing I would think about would be somekind of loft/storage… although dust might build-up, I think it would be useful.

I was also wondering if you had a picture of your roof framing? I’m always intrigued by how the Gambrel and Mansard roofs are framed.


-- - Alex. Ontario, Canada

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#7 posted 08-05-2008 09:49 PM

I’d second windows for sure. Might also consider a skylight that opens to get the heat up when it’s not so hot to avoid an AC running.

-- Steven

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#8 posted 08-06-2008 03:37 AM

Heat and an air filtration system.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#9 posted 08-08-2008 02:38 AM

I think I would put some plexiglass in those swing out doors. I had a shed like that at my last house and I found that filling the back wall with storage and bench space was much less crowded than trying to make one of the sides work. I also made a little loft with the top 2 feet for storing stuff. Your shed is beautiful on the outside I wouldn’t change the way it looks

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#10 posted 01-11-2009 06:19 PM

You have the same building I have. Mine contains a band saw, table saw, 6” jointer, drill press, dust collector, and a router table for the big stuff. Can you imagine all that? Of course ALL are on wheels. I live in an urban environment with a lot of permit construction issues. I also use half a garage in addition so my little shop just contains the major saw dust generators. I could not tell by the picture if your building has a loft as mine does.

Anyhow, I’ve been thinking about the insulation aspect of it for some time. The question is whether or not to insulate the slanted ceiling or build out a “new ceiling [from the loft floor] for winter heating. If you don’t have a loft in yours this becomes a discard-able question.

-- It isn't as easy as the demos make it seem.

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#11 posted 05-27-2012 02:55 AM

I have a building similar to that. Came home from work one day and someone had use a pry bar to rip the lock off the door. It was standing wide open. All I had was junk stored in the building. I never could figure out if anything was taken or not! :-(

I would say insulate it for hot or cold. Heck with the windows. But it is hardly ever decent weather around here to open the windows. Usually hot! :-(

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#12 posted 05-27-2012 02:59 AM

Go man go . It’s getting closer,

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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