My shop is now dried in and now it’s time to get the inside work done. I have installed all of the lighting, using 8’-2 tube fluorescents that I salvaged from a grocery store remodel and have put all the lights on motion sensors. All of the outlet circuits are in conduit run under the floor and are stubbed up where needed.The 200 amp service is installed and powered up with plenty of space for future needs. The lumber racks are done and the miter saw station is complete. I decided to install hardwood flooring in the work area and found oak flooring for a dollar a sq. ft. Not the best but the price was right.
Installing the floor—nothing hi-tech about this.
Once the floor was installed, I did have to fill in knot holes with a mixture of epoxy and sawdust.
I rented a floor sander to sand it down before applying the finish.
I built the railings for the loft and the stairway and was ready for my final building and electrical inspections.
I built this shop over a 3 year period at a cost of $10,000 for all materials, but there is still always work to be done in Mike’s One Man Shop.
-- Mike --www.midlothianwoodworks.com