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simmo

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11-25-2008 09:59 PM

Hi All I am a newbie to the site and i am wondering if anyone has any tips or plans for the construction of a workshop approx 500 sqft from timber,my brick built garage needs demolishing and I feel that i could rebuild it in timber but i dont have the skills to build in in brick,any help welcome ,thanks in advance

Chris


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DaveH

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#1 posted 11-26-2008 01:26 AM

Are talking stick framing or logs?

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#2 posted 11-26-2008 09:01 AM

Hi Ithink it would be stick framing as logs in the UK would be to expensive,thanks

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#3 posted 11-26-2008 05:32 PM

Suggestions:

Dedicated 100 amp electrical sub-panel.
9 to 10 foot ceiling.
Insulated.
Plenty of 110v outlets.
Some 20amp / 220v outlets
Some 30amp / 220v outlets
Maybe an 30amp / 110v RV outlet on the outside.
Heated and Cooled.
2-part epoxy paint the floor if concrete. Much easier to keep clean.
Plumb for compressed air.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#4 posted 11-26-2008 07:13 PM

Dave’s suggestions are very good. I would also think about the type of projects you will be doing, equipment you will have, and develop a plan for the shop layout before you start building. It may help with placement of windows, outlets, doors, etc.

-- Rusty

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#5 posted 11-26-2008 07:36 PM

i tink if you have more money to spend look for a heating floor.

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RichinsCarpentry

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#6 posted 11-30-2008 10:05 AM

I agree with Dave with the exception of ceiling height. I went with 12’ walls on my first shop. Still wasn’t tall enough.

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#7 posted 11-30-2008 03:03 PM

yeah heated floor.. I told Santa I wanted one and she almost kicked in the ..well you know :)

So instead the Modine Hot Dawg Heater is on my list to Santa.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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printman

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#8 posted 12-04-2008 07:36 PM

Don’t forget the dust collection layout in your tool placement. Even if you don’t have one now plan for it because it is an important health issue. I’m talking about the duct work.

-- St. Louis - just a cut away from finishing!

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