I’ve spent the last couple months or so building an office/workshop at the end of my garden. Despite the unhelpful weather (rain and snow) I’ve managed to get the main construction complete, ready for internal trims and a LOT of treating.
Here are a few pics of the almost-finished shop. It’s 5x3m (around 16x10ft) exterior, a little shorter on the interior due to having 60mm insulation panels fitted between two 28mm thick walls. There will be my desk (I work from home as a programmer during office hours) in one corner, and my bench will be in the middle of the room at the opposite end. I may build a new one now I can get to both sides of the bench.
Timber storage and a location for a new band saw are my two main decisions now regarding the interior now. I’m going to give the floor a good couple coats of poly first though, to give it some protection – it’s just bare wood at the moment.
The whole thing is a kit from a company here in the UK. It’s slow-grown spruce and seems to be pretty decent quality. I counted around twenty growth rings on the end of some of the 28mm thick wall logs.
Electricity will be hooked up this/next week spending on how busy my sparky is. Will be a couple of weeks before I’m in there but I can’t wait! My workshop won’t be in my dining room any more either, so my wife is extremely pleased!
"To know and not do is to not know"
Great job, looks fantastic.
You are a better man than me, i would not be able to focus on my day job sitting in wood-shop. As soon as I had a moment I would run over to the workbench and start to tinker with whatever project I was working on and forget all about what boring stuff I had to do.
George very nice indeed, and with all that wood gives it a very warm and cozy atmosphere, and also having wood walls you will be able to hang all sorts of tools on. I am not sure if you are familiar with Bob Roziaieski ( www.loganscabinetshoppe.com ) his shop is in a room in his house where he surfaced the walls with wood and made special fixtures and racks for his small space, looks and worked out very nice.
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US
Quite a fine job , you sure did not lose those months , George !
May -I quote :
Finishing is important, not just for looks , but for protection.No matter what project is , even made from cheap lumber that won’t be painted , put a coat of sealer on it.” ( J.R.DeCristoforo , Practical Book of Carpentry .)
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