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Barb, nice looking shop and well thought out and designed! Let us see pix of the finished shop with all your toys in it.
My shop is what used to be a one car garage in the basement. House is a split level. Fought cold air as the door is a cheap steel, uninsulated door that leaked like a sieve. The wife put up plastic sheeting but you could see the plastic bulge from the air leaks. Wife and I finally got around to building a wall (beat the president's wall!). Built it out of 2x4s, insulated, painted and put up three shelves. Shop stays at a comfortable 72 degrees without the vent open. If I'm there for a while I'll open the vent to keep things cool. But the airflow is lower upstairs and it gets warmer.
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Those Amish guys do amazing and fast work. Nice shop Barb
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Nice! I like the proximity of the doors to each other. It leaves long uninterrupted walls for benches, machines, and storage. Doors, while essential, are a R.P.I.T.A. as far as working efficiency is concerned.
The garage doors are a huge bonus in decent weather; they allow for extending the work area out onto the area in front /behind the building.

I was painting a piece a couple of days ago, with a linseed oil based exterior stain. Being able to do it outside meant I kept the smell out of the shop, and the finish dried much faster outdoors.
I'm surprised at the complaints raised here about insulted garage doors; mine is excellent at keeping the heat in, and I fully utilize the 10'W x 7'H of the actual opening.
I think location has a big part in whether to think about garage doors. Here in Va., without heating my garage is almost always 20 warmer in the winter than outside temperatures. But the garage is insulated and sheetrocked as well.
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My neighbor started with a 10x12 shed and then started adding to it. It was built on a slab. so he mixed and poured new slabs, enclosed them with what he called a fence, but were actually walls, then added a roof, and then enclosed everything. The original shed now makes up a small part of the enclosed space. Doing it that way he was able to greatly expand his shed about 4 times its original size. My office shed has a porch that can be enclosed if I want, and there's a space between my two sheds that I've been enclosing to house my dust collection, but also to store ladders and other things out of the sun. In other words, the suggestion to put a roof over the doors at the end is really a good idea and pretty easy to build.
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Thanks, everyone!

Ken was jealous; he wanted to be able to be home to watch them put it up. I took lots of pictures, and a couple movies as things were happening. Imagine my surprise when the crew that showed up was four Amish Men (Well, three, actually. One of them was only 16. In my book that's a teen/boy ) They arrived just about 7:30 a.m. and was piling in the truck to head back towards Clare, Michigan at 4:00 p.m. The longest task was the shingles and the siding; which, btw, is a lot lighter than I anticipated. Oh well; Made my choice, I have to stick with it. Also, I noticed that the doors are vinyl covered, as well as the trim around the doors and windows, so they will be remaining white, rather than my original plan of doing the regatta bay. Such is life.

They were a delight to have here, doing the work, and the conversations were great. I told my rep that if I had any other work that had to be done, I would be requesting these gentlemen. The hardest part was writing the check for the balance owing. That stung a bit, (alright, quite a bit. I liked seeing that big chunk o' change in my savings account, and now it's all gone )but - it was also worth it, as it took eight hours, rather than weeks/months to get completed.
Barb, I know what you mean by seeing that chunk of change in your account but don't think of it as money, just think that you've traded something dormant for something that's alive and useful. It's just a trade and will be replaced . Meanwhile the shed is alive and ready for action right now. All the best. Stay young and productive.
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Barb, your shed is just perfect,wish I had one just like it.congratulations,hope you make millions in there.
Millions of signs/projects... maybe. Money? Doubtful.

Ken got the rights last night to say he made the first project in there; he did the island workbench. I'll post a picture later.
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Shop envy for sure. Look forward to the finished interior and the first projects. Congratulations.
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Barb, I bet you can produce a happy little income in that new shed. Save it up for a CNC maybe? You both seem to be go-getters at heart.

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Barb, I bet you can produce a happy little income in that new shed. Save it up for a CNC maybe? You both seem to be go-getters at heart.
You Mean "Complaining 'N Cursing?" That was your Acronym during the CNC chat? I can do that without saving up. Ask Ken; I do it well

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Barb, it hurts the budget sometimes to spend money for things like the shed. What is the price of quality?
A cheap price is lost when quality can be purchased for a little bit more.

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