Building a small woodworking workshop

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    Zeppos
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    I’ve started the build for a small woodworking workshop. It’s going to be 15m2 ( measuring from the outside walls) as that’s the maximum I can build without a building permit. I will have a “shed roof”, with one large sliding set of windows of 4m towards the north to avoid direct sunlight (when we sell the house somebody else can use it as a studio for instance). I plan to put a small deck in front of the window too. The building including the foundation will be around 3m high at the front (window side).

    I just finished the foundation and floor base. Attached are some pictures on the progress. If there’s an interest I’ll document the project here, let me know.

    I had to take out some trees that were close to the house and started to lean in, so I used the freed up space for the workshop building. I used 12 x 1.2m long screws that were drilled in the ground, on which I have built a wooden base frame. For the surrounding trees, this is better than a concrete foundation according to my tree-guy (or arborist).

    Next is starting the framing for the walls, starting tomorrow.

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  • #556565
    Sven-Olof Jansson
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    @sojansson

    Very good (Scandinavian, I guess) construction, which I will be happy to see evolve into a complete workshop.

    /Sven-Olof

    Sven-Olof Jansson
    London, UK; Cambridge, MA

    #556566
    Zeppos
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    @zeppos

    Yes, living in Sweden, I’m not Swedish though but enjoy the building style a lot versus standard brick and mortar.

    #558101
    Zeppos
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    @zeppos

    A short update, a bit of progress on my new workshop. See picture. I hope to get a bit less rain so I can progress quicker.

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    Sven-Olof Jansson
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    @sojansson

    Looks really nice; and spring has come!

    Sven-Olof Jansson
    London, UK; Cambridge, MA

    #558285
    Pavel Derka
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    @pavel_d

    I’m very interested in seeing your project come to life. Keep the photos coming.

    How high is the ceiling of the structure?

    #558290
    Zeppos
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    @zeppos

    The Total height of the structure is 3m (max for a buildimg without a permit here). The subfloor is at 40cm. So once finished internal height to ceiling Will be around 235cm at heighest point, 215 at lowest.

    #562986
    Zeppos
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    @zeppos

    The roof is going on. The window should arrive this week. I hope to be able to finish the basic roof and window installation next week.

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    Sven-Olof Jansson
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    @sojansson

    Just out of curiosity. I didn’t see the “ubiquitous yellow plastic pipe” carrying electric cables. I mean, after insulation and a heat-pump you will be very set.

    Sven-Olof Jansson
    London, UK; Cambridge, MA

    #570462
    Zeppos
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    @zeppos

    The electrician is coming on Monday to check out the installation.

    I got my window delivered so weather permitting I will finish the roof this weekend and install the window. pictures after the weekend.

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