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I’m in the process of converting a 20’x24’ chicken coop/hay storage barn into my shop. I’ve finally moved all my tools and work bench from my old shop to my new shop. My DC is up an running and the chicken coop room is now my “tool room.” Cabinet carcasses are built but still need doors and drawers.

My old shop was a 12’x32’ garage stall attached to the house and dust and fumes were always a problem. This shop is an outbuilding and solved that problem.

My workbench is sort of a “mutt”, built from mostly leftovers from previous projects. The legs are beech with walnut stretchers and cherry panels. The top is a recycled walnut conference table top wrapped in maple. And the drawers are baltic birch with sugar maple fronts. I harvested the sugar maple and walnut from neighbors who wanted their trees removed.

-- Living under the radar......heading for off the grid.


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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 08-23-2014 05:47 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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timbertailor

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#2 posted 08-23-2014 07:17 PM

I really like your shop. Nice to have a dedicated space. I like the router table, table saw, the dust collector(s), and the work bench. Looks like a great place to spend some time doing what you enjoy.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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Mosquito

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#3 posted 08-23-2014 07:36 PM

Looks like it’ll make a great shop once you’re done. Up near my old neck of the woods (Wyoming)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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JoeinGa

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#4 posted 08-23-2014 08:39 PM

Nice refurb on the old ” Coop de’Workshop”

Is that an old hay rake you use for hanging stuff on the wall?

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redryder

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#5 posted 08-23-2014 10:17 PM

Lookin’ good.

Only a fox would want to rob that place…...................

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

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recoveringoakaholic

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#6 posted 08-24-2014 03:57 AM

That hay rake makes for a great place to hang a few tools. Adds a little character to the place. Got a few more antiques to hang once everything is in order.

-- Living under the radar......heading for off the grid.

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English

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#7 posted 08-24-2014 04:11 PM

I love that table saw extension table/workbench looks solid as a rock!!

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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whitebeast88

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#8 posted 09-01-2014 09:36 AM

great shop,and very nice tools.
thanks for sharing.

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 09-01-2014 04:31 PM

You have an interesting shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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