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Posted on Which is better, a larger shared space shop, or a smaller dedicated shop?

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#1 posted 06-18-2010 10:00 PM


I have the A/C, some of the electric, and insulation in the attic and rollup doors.

I have yet to do the work that needs to be done on the walls. (Rip sheet rock out, insulate, run sub panel and branch circuits, put new rock up, paint…). BUT I am close enough I ought to soldier forward.

I think the biggest issue, and worry for me is, LOML just insists garden stuff goes here more or less.Even with the shed I am concerned she will continue this approach…

I have thought of the 8×12 shed out back as well. Not for a shop, but to store the not shop stuff. That would NOT offer any help in storing building materials, but it WOULD store all the BBQ, and lawn & garden stuff. And as I finish projects, the building materials stack gets smaller…

Did I mention there are 10 bags of quickcrete, about 16 PT 2×4x8s, 8 PT 4×4x8s, about 180 6’ x6” x5/8” dog eared PT fence pickets, and 10 1×6x8 PT in the shop along with a New Braunfels Bandera Smoker (6’ tall x 6’ wide by 2.5’ deep), a push mower, a wheel barrow, edger weed eater, fertilizer spreader, buckets of paint, gas cans…. It’s enough to drive you crazy!

And punching a hole in my foot last weekend didn’t help the progress either!

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