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scr5008

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08-17-2017 02:43 AM

Howdy y’all!!! You may have seen my earlier threads asking for advice on my shop build… well I put it to good use and I thought I’d post a new thread showing the almost complete shop before it gets filled in with all the tools!

My wife and I bought a farm, she gets a barn, I get a shop! I didn’t build this structure (outside of my skill level) but if you’re in the Austin, Tx area and are interested in a referral to the crew that did, I’d be happy to fwd their info.

Let me know any questions, I’m really looking forward to making some dust!

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/229993
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/231505

Things to note:
-20×16’ footprint on a concrete slab.
-Love the out-swing doors – I will work with them open a lot and it will be nice not to take up the floor/wall space.
-TONS of natural light from the dormers, hard to tell from the pics, but the 4400 lumen lights are super bright, but almost not needed in full daylight!
-8ft walls but no joists in the middle of the structure – About 4ft of joist (2 joists) at the end of the roof on each side, will eventually be storage after I put decking on top of the joist.
-Metal roof with radiant barrier under – Not sure how this will perform with TX heat, but this may get insulated later.
-Board & batten hardie-board siding.

Electrical:
-Plenty of space left on the panel – 200A panel.
-Outlets @ 50” from the ground.
-The back wall has 2 110 circuits with 4 outlets (2/circuit) and 1 220v circuit
-All other walls have their own 110v circuits and 220v circuits. The 220v by the door is wired w/ 10 gauge wire to accommodate a future welder.
-Outside outlets on front and back wall (xmas lights, ground lights)
-Two Switched outlets on the ceiling for drop lights and extension cords.
-External AC disconnect (220v)
-Six 4400 lumen LED’s with shroud (so far these are awesome, haven’t seen them at night yet).

Still to do:
- Insulation & OSB wall-boards (this weekend)
- AC install (next week)
- Load’er up! (ongoing)
- Maybe a deck and definitely some landscaping (TBD)

I’ll post some more updates as I get through the next steps.








This last pic is the general layout I’m going to try. The assy table is 4×8’, so I might cut that down. I have to really work on organizing my current tool inventory… I’m moving from a 1 car garage, so more space, but I’m hoping to keep the flow better and have way better organization. I have the tools in the pic below, looking to soon add a DC and a bandsaw.


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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 08-17-2017 04:30 AM

Looks nice. I do like you included a place for the shop dog in your layout, nice touch. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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scr5008

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#2 posted 08-17-2017 02:42 PM

Ha, thanks! The dog will be a permanent shop fixture, so I have to plan on her taking up some space!

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TungOil

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#3 posted 08-17-2017 03:36 PM



Ha, thanks! The dog will be a permanent shop fixture, so I have to plan on her taking up some space!

- scr5008


In that case you might want to reposition her away from the door to make getting materials in a little easier!

Not sure what kind of projects you like to do, but You may consider relocating your jointer along the 20’ wall parallel with the TS and using the 16’ wall near the door for incoming material storage. Personally, I find having the TS, jointer and either a radial arm or chop saw located near each other to be the most efficient workflow since I tend to use them together as sort of a work cell. In my shop the TS is in the middle as you have it, radial arm and chop saw along one wall next to the TS, Jointer along the other wall next to the TS. That way I can move easily among the three tools as I prep stock.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#4 posted 08-18-2017 01:49 AM

I would suggest a concrete pad in front of the door.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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scr5008

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#5 posted 08-30-2017 05:33 PM

Hi All – Thanks for all the input. I got the walls insulated and put the OSB up. Still on the fence of weather or not to paint (wife thinks a woodshop should look like wood, I think I can get creative with a two-tone paint scheme… not sure yet).

Also, we got delayed due to the hurricane last weekend, but AC will be installed this weekend and the tools will be moved to the shop! Here are a few pics. Also some night pics of the lights. I’ll start playing around with layout once I get the big stuff into the shop.

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#6 posted 08-30-2017 05:36 PM

My only suggestion is to add on a covered overhang on one side for lumber storage. Good choice on making sure the ceiling peaks in the center higher than 8ft. 320 sqft fills up quick. My last garage was about 305sqft with less than 8’ ceilings. New one is going to be 945sqft with 10’ ceilings.

Make everything on wheels. A pad/deck in front of the door would be a good addition so you can roll things out if you need to.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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scr5008

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#7 posted 08-30-2017 05:39 PM

Yeah I’ve thought of that and will have to figure something out. I don’t store too much wood, so I’m hoping to get by for awhile with a small space devoted to still useable off-cut storage.

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fivecodys

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#8 posted 08-30-2017 05:57 PM

Your new shop is awesome!
What a great dedicated place to work in.
Green with envy here sir!

-- Chem, Central California

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#9 posted 08-30-2017 05:59 PM



Yeah I ve thought of that and will have to figure something out. I don t store too much wood, so I m hoping to get by for awhile with a small space devoted to still useable off-cut storage.

- scr5008

My problem is I’m a wood hoarder.

Regardless, your shop is extremely nice looking. I’m on your side with the painting vote. Make sure you put white semi-gloss or gloss paint on the ceiling to better reflect light.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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Ripper70

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#10 posted 08-30-2017 06:38 PM

Looks fantastic! Now, I don’t mean to rain on your parade, but I think you’ve gotten a bit ahead of yourself. From those pictures, I’d say you’re no closer than 92.94% of the way to completion. Just don’t want you to get a swollen head or anything.

:^)

Congrats on your new shop and on marrying a good woman!

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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scr5008

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#11 posted 08-31-2017 01:59 PM



Looks fantastic! Now, I don t mean to rain on your parade, but I think you ve gotten a bit ahead of yourself. From those pictures, I d say you re no closer than 92.94% of the way to completion. Just don t want you to get a swollen head or anything.

:^)

Congrats on your new shop and on marrying a good woman!

- Ripper70

You’re right on two points… the more I realize I have to move my big heavy tools into the shop the more I think that %Complete number should be close to 80%! Also the wife is a smart cookie – Give me a shop and get house projects at a much discounted rate!

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magaoitin

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#12 posted 08-31-2017 07:11 PM

Great looking space and congratulations on your progress in such a short time. It goes so much faster when not having to piece it together by yourself 1 Saturday per week. I spent more than a year of 1 day per week on mine and still have a year’s worth of work to finish.

I’ve never been a fan of painted OSB for the interior, it ends up looking too blotchy and unfinished for me. Maybe just seal the OSB with a few coats of laquer, and leave a wood look inside? Might need to turn a couple sheet around so the spray painted text is facing in.

I think a lot of shops get to the 93.28% complete then stay there. I’ve been stuck on finishing the interior of my shop for months now. Its just so nice to start making sawdust that has nothing to do with the build, I’ve started coping with the unfinished-ness of mine.

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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#13 posted 09-01-2017 01:16 PM

Love the shop, it looks great inside and out except for the unpainted osb… I’m likely in the minority, but that stuff simply must be painted or it just looks whack to me. The black overspray, the blotchy appearance, the darkness, it all adds up to something not finished / not complete.

My osb shop wall before paint:

And after paint:

Third image obviously includes floor too, but can’t imagine the look would be the same if the wall was still raw OSB…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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scr5008

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#14 posted 09-01-2017 02:12 PM

That looks great! The floor really brought some character into the shop. You’re right about the OSB, however it’s kindof growing on me… I don’t mind the look AS much. I agree it would look better with paint.

Did you prep the OSB at all before you painted it? I can’t tell from the pics, but it looks pretty smooth.

Thanks for the feedback!


Love the shop, it looks great inside and out except for the unpainted osb… I m likely in the minority, but that stuff simply must be painted or it just looks whack to me. The black overspray, the blotchy appearance, the darkness, it all adds up to something not finished / not complete.

My osb shop wall before paint:

And after paint:

Third image obviously includes floor too, but can t imagine the look would be the same if the wall was still raw OSB…

- Smitty_Cabinetshop


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#15 posted 09-01-2017 02:17 PM

I did no prep, other than to put the ‘smooth side’ out, then prime and then paint. Again, nice shop! Post more pics as you get closer to 98.6 percent, right? :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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