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After Hurricane Katrina did a job on my old shed in '05, I got to build a new one! The old shed was primarily just that, a shed. Part of it I had set up as a "shop" when I was in business for myself as a metal cutting machine repair company. But I ditched that and went back to work for the "man". Sometimes, working for the "man" aint so bad! ;o)

Anyway, then comes Hurricane Katrina. It pulled the metal roof clean off. On the most part, it was already old (came with the house, 24 years ago) and falling apart. Matter of fact, at the beginning of the year I had gotten a huge bonus from work, and had ordered a Homedepot shed to be built in my backyard. After the hurricane, I couldn't get them to come out. I guess there was more important things to build other then sheds! Like peoples homes.... Anyway, after looking over some "how to" on the internet, and past experiences, I decided to build it myself. Only thing is, I decided since I didn't actually work at home any more, I could downsize the shed I was going to have HD build. BIG MISTAKE!! Old shed was 12' x 20', new shed 10' x 16'.

I built the shed and then later on, decided to get more into building things. (Here's where the HD shed would have been nice!) But I built my little shed 10x better then HD would have built theirs. Everything on the outside, subfloor included, is treated. My exterior walls are the 5/8 T1-11 treated. And most of my shed is screwed, not nailed!! Or screwed AND nailed (See mentioned above about Katrina).

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So I wanted more room so I could purchase a couple of saws, so I added on and moved the lawn and garden stuff out.

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Even after that, space is tight. Just the other day, I was working on a new storage unit for my master bath, and I was moving my cut, but unassembled pieces back and forth, from work bench, to router table to table saw, as I needed one or the other. So, I decided that everything that has nothing to do with wood working, would have to go and I'd do some rearranging and hopefully could find some storage for jobs in progress and a better system of scrap organization. And then maybe some floor space. So I spent the day straightening my shops attic, and tosing ice chests and folding lawn chairs and other misc stuff up there. Also building some new racks to store my scrap lumber.

After I finish (tomorrow hopefully), I'll update the inside pics.
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Lee,

looks nice and bright in there with the white. I like it.

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Hey Lee, looks like a really cozy place to work, nice shop!

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Thanks Doug and Mark. Yea, it's cozy and bright in there for sure! Those inside pics were from 4 years ago, the walls and floor are much more crowded now! Just not lawn and garden or bikes.
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Wow it looks like my shop/cave inside but mine is not so bright ...

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it is time to make somedust!
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Yep Warren, I've got 4, 4ft double flouresents in that small shop. Pluse white walls (actual light grey) and ceiling.

I just got it cleaned up Ron!! But that will come soon!
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Ok, here we go. Finished moving things around and getting almost everything out of there that's not wood working related. Didn't really make more floor room, but now I've got some shelf area to store the worked wood waiting to be assembled. Don't have to move it from table saw, to router table to work bench, as I need one or the other!! Or trip over it on the floor!!

Here's how it looks these days. You'll notice a heck of a lot more stuff hanging on the walls, then on those earlier shots. And the bikes and lawn equipment got replaced by table, scroll saws and router table.
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Hello Lee
It looks great, a place for everything and everything in it's place. Well organized shop you have there, also I couldn't help but notice the A/C mounted in the wall which makes it nice I'm sure for those small projects that allow you to close the doors and windows during the heat of the summer down south.
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Lookin good

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