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Forum topic by mamell posted 07-14-2016 06:22 PM 613 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-14-2016 06:22 PM

I don’t know if this would work or not, but I’m thinking of wall components I can bolt and unbolt and a roof the same way although I think that the roof might be a bit harder to fanagle.. I’m thinking about this because we may or may not move in a few years and I would like to take it with me if and when we do. A few years back I put up one of those harbor freight greenhouses and built a platform suspended on those cinder blocks designed for 2×4s and the platform was easy to build and disassemble. The greenhouse was a piece of crap, but the platform was great so this got me thinking about a portable shop built on a similar platform. I’m trying to figure out how to add a roof sturdy and light, but with the ability to be insulated.
As far as the walls go I figure 4×8 sections would be simple and I could prewire them with quick disconnects and when and if we move I can take it all apart to fit on back of a pickup truck or trailer..
Any ideas or suggestions to make this work? I’m thinking of something around 15×20 or smaller. (or bigger) The only real tough issue is the backyard sits on a slope which drops about 3 feet per every 20 feet or so.. I’ve not really measured it yet..


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#1 posted 07-14-2016 06:27 PM

Have you thought about using a double (or triple) axle enclosed trailer? You wouldn’t be able to get much width, but 24’ – 30’ would be a possibility in length. You could then set up shop securely nearly anywhere and very quickly. Filled with tools it would likely be pretty heavy, but if you don’t need to regularly move it you wouldn’t have to own a vehicle that could tow it all the time.

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#2 posted 07-14-2016 07:12 PM

Actually yeah, that’s another option because we recently obtained an RV (Ford 350 460 engine) and thinking about a mobile shop to make and sell goodies along the way in our potential travels.. I have a few things I think may sell well and might set up an Etsy shop to test the waters so to speak.. Still have to get a generator, but that’s not the biggest problem in the world.. I dunno about a 30 footer behind a 24 foot RV, but a 15×8 might cut it.. I would have to get really organized which isn’t one of the things I’m renound for ..

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#3 posted 07-14-2016 08:09 PM

Being able to set up shop at a craft fair and people able to actually watch you work would enough of a draw to potentially generate some sales alone. Not to mention the ability to make something custom for someone while they walk around.

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#4 posted 07-15-2016 05:25 PM

That’s another thought although I often do some unothodox things in the shop and quite often have to redo things repeatedly to get them right.. Maybe it’s the fact that I let my mind drift off sometimes.. Well, A LOT! LOL

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#5 posted 07-16-2016 05:23 AM



and thinking about a mobile shop to make and sell goodies along the way in our potential travels.. I have a few things I think may sell well…
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