I got the walls primed with 2 coats of Kilz. The sheetrock had been sitting in my shop 4 years and it really needed it.
I put 2 coats of paint on the wall today. I have some walls in the shop already finished. I color matched the wall paint to my Jet equipment and I call it “Jet” white. It is an off-white that looks good with the trim and ceiling being a bright white color.
I installed the outlets. I put in 6 double gang boxes, that gives me 12 oultets. I run 2 circuits. The oulets in the left half of the boxes are one circuit and the outlet in the right are another. This allows me to keep from loading one breaker up too much. I keep all of my outlet boxes in the shop the same height as the light switches. That means no bending over to plug in (I’m a grandpa you know, that makes me old).
MrTrim Where Are You?
After installing the outlets and covers, I had to make a materials run for the trim. I just used 1×4 MDF material. It is perfect for the paint grade trim in the shop. I use butt joints for a simple trim style but I reinforce the joints with biscuits to keep them together over time.
After that it is caulk and fill nail holes. Tomorrow I will paint the trim and move all the “furniture” back against the wall. Then I can start on the next section.
Projects should soon follow. Possibly video? We’ll see! I have a technical curve to climb, I might have to call on the “Teenage Woodworker” for tech support (I got my eye on you Boy).
I hope that you guys get the bug and get motivated to finish some of the work on your shop or house. I am anxious to get this done so that I can do some work on our house. I have been gone so long I am excited about the honey-do list.
Remember – When Momma’s happy, Everybody’s happy!
Peace, Love, and Woodworking
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com