|Forum topic by Charlie||posted 06-29-2013 08:21 PM||950 views||0 times favorited||18 replies|
06-29-2013 08:21 PM
16×24 building. 6 feet of one end previously walled off for my wife’s gardening stuff. I built her a garden shed so I could have the entire 16×24 (her suggestion, actually)
So I started taking down the partition wall today. It’s half down. The actual taking it down part is easy. Taking down all the stuff MOUNTED to that wall and standing in FRONT of that wall…. that’s the crazy part. The wall was clad in 5/8 OSB and painted white. Right now I am SOOOoooo glad I didn’t do it in drywall. I have to get the stuff unmounted, get the panels down (they were screwed in place, not nailed) and carry the panels over to the garage and store them in there while I do this. I don’t have room in the shop to store 4×8 sheets and still have anywhere to work. The shop is a rip roaring mess.
Before I put the panels back up (they’ll go on the inside of the end wall now) I have to rework some wiring, and then insulate. The new space is going to be more of a hand work area. I think I’m going to put a narrow bench (counter?) along the end wall (about 16 inches deep) for soldering, battery charging, etc, with space below to store tools that I generally keep in their cases when I’m not using them.
LOTS of rearranging of table saw, band saw, jointer, planer, etc..
But I have to tell you, the biggest plus I’m noticing already is the VENTILATION! My workshop has french doors and one small window. Both on the same wall. By taking down the partition wall I’m gaining 2 more doors (she had a front door and a rear door on her gardening area so when we packed it full of patio furniture and stuff for the winter, she could get in from either end) and a window on the end wall. I actually have a BREEZE in my shop! It’s not 100 degrees in my shop!
Looking forward to getting the rest of the wall down and rebuilding. Some stuff simply MUST be done rather quickly (wiring, insulation, getting the OSB back up on the walls, and rehanging my pegboard panels) because I really can’t use the shop right now. Too much crap piled everywhere. But it’s amazing what the added 6 feet looks like and the possibilities it opens up.