|Forum topic by Sailor||posted 01-17-2011 02:51 PM||1270 views||2 times favorited||11 replies|
01-17-2011 02:51 PM
This past week I have been working hard and I have most of my tools moved into my new shop space, it’s so exciting! First I insulated the walls then put 1/2” plywood up. After that I painted the plywood white with a eggshell latex paint which really made the shop brighter and appear larger after two coats (I still have some touching up to do, but I wanted to get my tools in there).
I still have a long way to go, but just having my tools in the shop makes a world of difference, now I can build shop furniture! Of course, building shop furniture is one of my favorite things to build.
The list of things to do is long, everything will be a fun project. When I first got my tools in there I noticed I needed a quick spot for clamps and fasteners so up went some french cleats which then led to building a clamp rack and a small cabinet for my fasteners.
Currently, I am in the middle of building a lumber rack.
I was worried about downsizing from a much larger space, but I think I will like the small shop better other than not having a closed off finishing area. But it being smaller makes it easier when it comes to moving from tool to tool, looking back to my old shop I think I had things spaced way to far apart.