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Old 12-17-2005, 05:02 AM
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Just got a load from Homedepot last night and am headed out this a.m. to start framing up the workshop side. We just finished the bathroom remodel and I am very happy with it. It turned out so nice that I don't want to put that deep sink into regular shop action. So, it is dual plumbed already (set up to put a sink on either side of the wall). I am dropping a second sink with the sole purpose of being allowed to get filthy dirty on the other side.

I am starting out by framing a 4'x4' closet with a 3.0 door to house the air compressor. Not sure yet how I am going to vent it, or if I will just leave the upper 2' open (short of the framing studs). I am hoping to use the exterior walls to hold the hose real, drier, and a box with all my common air equipment and air oil, etc.

I am also framing in a 4' wide office/desk to T off and around to the main workbench. Anyway, as of this moment it is a mess out there with $600 in drywall, 2x4s and other supplies stacked in the middle from last night. So...off I go to spend the day Measuring TWICE, and cutting once. However, in my case it is more like measure five or six times, then cut, grind, shave, pound and force fit the pieces until it looks okay. Then, there is always a dab of caulk to finish off what I couldn't cut straight!

On the floor, I am now convinced I will do the simple cheap 12"x12" sticky tile in the bathroom (black & white) checker board. Then in the main shop once everything is installed I will do the floor in Epoxy paint like Groovyjay!

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Old 12-21-2005, 08:28 PM
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Old 12-21-2005, 09:42 PM
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Send them over, Shay. Click
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Old 12-22-2005, 12:51 PM
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Shay's shop.

And I'd really like to see more of your new project, Shay.
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Old 12-22-2005, 01:00 PM
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Yeah, I'm with him^^. New shop turned out nice,too!
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Old 12-22-2005, 01:24 PM
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Shay, I noticed that you're using the Tuff-Duty series of cabinets. What do you think of them?
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Old 12-22-2005, 01:30 PM
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I had contracted it to a local place that does a lot of buildings in my area, as I didn't have the time nor the experience. I can't say enough about the quality. I get compliments all the time, especially from guys in the construction trade.

If someone wanted in, it would be easiest to bust out a door. (That is what alarms are for.... ) All the steel on my building is screwed on (versus nailed), but with the finished interior, there are so many stringers that getting in through a wall would be tough.

Like you stated, if they want in...they'll find a way. If the gun range in the back yard doesn't deter them, maybe the trained sniper next door will?

Thanks again and good luck!
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Randy, that is a really well-constructed building.

Thanks for sharing the photos and info! - Rob
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Old 12-22-2005, 02:30 PM
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Randy, that is a really well-constructed building.

Thanks for sharing the photos and info! - Rob
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It is threads like these that helped me chose my building and design plan. I researched, asked questions, looked at everyone's shops, etc. My biggest fear was to say "I wish I would've done _____ differently" when I was done. I spoke to a lot of people and asked what they liked and hated about their buildings, as well as what they would do differently. Just like a custom car project, make sure you build it the way you want. Don't let others sway you into doing something that won't work for you.

The other big thing is be realistic in what you are going to do in your garage. Some guys fabricate, some wrench, some just store stuff, etc.

Do you know what he single most popular response is to the question "What would you do differently?"










Build it bigger.



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Old 12-22-2005, 09:15 PM
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Shay, I noticed that you're using the Tuff-Duty series of cabinets. What do you think of them?
Scott, they are made very well, I like them alot. Also I will submit some pics of the car real soon.
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:32 PM
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Cool, I've been spying the cabinets a few different places on the Net. They look nice but I've never seen them in person. Good to hear you like them.

Man, I can't wait to see more of your project. It will make a killer addition to the site.
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