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post #1 of 100 (permalink) Old 12-24-2010, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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After being inspired by Dan and Jerry on their shop overhauls, I started drawing up plans to turn my storage shed into a workshop/man cave. I finally got the o.k. from the boss to proceed (my Christmas present). These first pictures just show the building itself and the mess piled up inside of it.
I have a double carport that sits right in front of this building. About a year ago, I moved the center carport roof support column and added a second one, offset from the roll-up door so I can back my truck right up into the shop to load and unload.
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I would need a place to store my kids' outdoor toys, ice chests, tackle boxes, etc. I didn't want to put all that on the attack and have to drop the stairs every time they wanted to play with something, so I built a little storage unit into the rear corner of the carport. Realized I don't have a picture of the finished product. I'll post one in a day or two.
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Looks like you will be busy also, some challenge that will keep you out of trouble.

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That'll be a nice work space when it's done. Roll up your sleeves!

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Congratulations on your new shop!!! What is the size 16'x16'?

My back hurts just looking at the work you have in front of you but it will be well worth it when you're done!

I'm finishing up making my much smalleer shed (10x12) into a shop, probably 25% left to go before its done but I am one happy camper.............

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The building is 20' x 20', but it has 2"x6" base plates, so I lose a foot each way. Once the walls are closed in, it will be a true 19' x 19'. Got an unexpected Christmas bonus from my employer, so I'm planning on getting materials and framing up the first wall tomorrow. Very excited to get this thing going.

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Hi George,

That will be some awesome space at 19' squared. Please keep us posted with pictures as you progress along. I love seeing other's shops and building of.

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Looks good, it is hard work but fun work putting your shop together. Keep at it the rewards are worth it.

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I am happy for you....... a new shop and an employer with a good heart!!!

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Well, I got off to a slow start, but I have most of the first wall framed up, and two sheets of plywood screwed in place. Spent way too much time deciding where to mount the electrical panel, and what to do with the plumbing lines coming in. I want to add a floodlight outside the front roll-up door, so I ran the wire and installed a 2-gang switch box by the door. We are expecting heavy rains for the next few days so my progress will be hit and miss. It just feels good to get this thing going!!
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