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The first four pics show where the shop was going to be in the downstairs garage. (I have a walk out basement.) the total square footage was to be about 225sq ft tops.

Well after some talking Honey and I decided that while some of the rest of the basement we did not need a second kitchen in there yet and the rec room part of basement didn't need to be finished as such yet either so we will keep the bath area and the entertainment area for now and the rest I will turn into a shop. the area will be about 450sqft or double the size plus will have a couple windows and a double French Door.

The remaining photos Show where the shop is, but is not finished by a long shot. This week I want to get the electrical started so I don't have so many extension cords being used. Once that is done we can start putting up sheet rock. For now I will only do about half the space in Sheetrock son now ceiling for a while either. The 12' assembly in my garage upstairs will go into the bump-out at the windows. I still need to figure out what to do with the carpet, it was some remnants we got for nothing and is loose so it can be moved. I will have carpet by the work bench, my feet do not do well on the concrete. The lawn mowers will go into the up and down garages where I will remove the assemblies. In the down garage there is an assembly on the one side that will also be moved into the new shop. I will put a sink in some time, the sewer is already in the ground for that at the small window is. Someday may be a kitchen but then maybe not. My shop will probably become that "thing" that once it settles in you just can't get rid of it.

The 8th photo shows the kitchen window and the French doors. The 7th photo looks toward the bath, the shop will stop at the workmate in the back ground. The 6th looks toward the area that will have at least one work bench. I may move the miter saw and put an assembly there or it will go, as I said, under the kitchen window. I do have a metal sink base cabinet that would work real well there. I am hoping to arrange things so I can add an Island work bench, one that you can get all the way around.

Time table: The tools are there so that settles that, the rest is gravy!! In the next few weeks I would like to get the electrical and sheet rock then move out of the upstairs garage completely and rearrange it for when I must do car repairers etc.

So that is where is for now as things come together I will post some more shots.
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Great score Jerry! Love the high ceilings you will have. I'm glad you are getting some extra room to use. Aren't great wives wonderful?
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Ha! You rascal, you already know how jealous I am of twice the space that I have for a shop and now you rub it in with pictures. Can't wait to get over there and help you arrange it for the first time and then sit back and watch you rearrange it dozens more times over the years like I have
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Hi Jerry

very nice
It's going to be a nice WARM shop I guess building a boat is out for now unless you take the window out and replace it with some French doors..


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The first four pics show where the shop was going to be in the downstairs garage. (I have a walk out basement.) the total square footage was to be about 225sq ft tops.

Well after some talking Honey and I decided that while some of the rest of the basement we did not need a second kitchen in there yet and the rec room part of basement didn't need to be finished as such yet either so we will keep the bath area and the entertainment area for now and the rest I will turn into a shop. the area will be about 450sqft or double the size plus will have a couple windows and a double French Door.

The remaining photos Show where the shop is, but is not finished by a long shot. This week I want to get the electrical started so I don't have so many extension cords being used. Once that is done we can start putting up sheet rock. For now I will only do about half the space in Sheetrock son now ceiling for a while either. The 12' assembly in my garage upstairs will go into the bump-out at the windows. I still need to figure out what to do with the carpet, it was some remnants we got for nothing and is loose so it can be moved. I will have carpet by the work bench, my feet do not do well on the concrete. The lawn mowers will go into the up and down garages where I will remove the assemblies. In the down garage there is an assembly on the one side that will also be moved into the new shop. I will put a sink in some time, the sewer is already in the ground for that at the small window is. Someday may be a kitchen but then maybe not. My shop will probably become that "thing" that once it settles in you just can't get rid of it.

The 8th photo shows the kitchen window and the French doors. The 7th photo looks toward the bath, the shop will stop at the workmate in the back ground. The 6th looks toward the area that will have at least one work bench. I may move the miter saw and put an assembly there or it will go, as I said, under the kitchen window. I do have a metal sink base cabinet that would work real well there. I am hoping to arrange things so I can add an Island work bench, one that you can get all the way around.

Time table: The tools are there so that settles that, the rest is gravy!! In the next few weeks I would like to get the electrical and sheet rock then move out of the upstairs garage completely and rearrange it for when I must do car repairers etc.

So that is where is for now as things come together I will post some more shots.



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Nice warm shop??? It has to be Bj. You know how cold it gets in GA. in the winter time. Burrrrrr.




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very nice
It's going to be a nice WARM shop I guess building a boat is out for now unless you take the window out and replace it with some French doors..


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It already has French doors, that is one of the nice things about it, and it will be warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Dr Z you are right, it does not get cold in Georgia. I lived in Gillette. Wyoming for a number of years and got up into North Dakota several time working in the oil fields as a field engineer. I remember one Dec 24th in Minot -25 plus the wind chill and compared to Canada that would be warm. There were times in Gillette that it got pretty cold, cold enouth to freeze my water to my house 8' under the road . They used a welding truck to thaw the lines by hooking the leads to each end and running current through the copper lines--it worked.

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Jerry,

your gonna love that, it will make a super shop!

one suggestion (not meant crtically my friend lol) you mentioned using the carpet in front of the workbench to cushion feet and legs, i had that and replaced the carpet with the foam rubber cushions(4 that are put together 6 bucks at harbor freight) and love them.!! now i can sweep sawdust dirt and mud away from them so easy and they are softer than carpet. with the carpet you never sould get all the dirt and sawdust out. just my 2 cents lol.

your new shop area looks great, i am jealous of all the space!

ps, with the carpet gone concrete floor is easier cleaned and moving machinery around is easier.

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friday, i had the cable tv people run an outlet to my shop, then i found out it had to be buried. i couldnt wait around for them and make sure they didnt dig up my telephone and electrical, so yesterday after my grandson and i stayed in the shop all morning i started digging the ditch. the ground was soft after all the rain weve had this year and in an hour i was through, bout 70 feet of ditch. i was so p[roud of myself and how easy it was. to day i woke up and even the few strands of hair on top of my head were sore, hahahahaa

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I do not get that. The cable company uses a slitting machine that puts the cable in with no trench. It pushes the cable into the ground about 12" where no other wires are. The phone and electrical are deeper, around 30" to 44" around here.

I had mine done and just lived with the wire running across the grass until they came back the following week. It took the guy about 15 minutes to run a 300 foot cable underground.

Why do all that digging yourself? Dig here yourself and hit something you get fined 10,000.00.
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