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  • Here we go again ... New Shop

    I just received a photo from the builder and the new shop has been started ... my wife thinks it's our new house but what does she know. I get 680 sq feet in the walkout basement + about 200 square feet of storage and a bathroom. This will be my largest shop space and my first shop with windows and plumbing!

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    Very nice start. I bet you are excited for move in day!
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    • #3
      I loved having a walk-out basement for my shop. Easy wood entry, lots of light during the day.

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      • #4
        [QUOTE=twistsol This will be my largest shop space and my first shop with windows and plumbing!

        (Cannon Falls, MN,) - and heat too, I hope

        Ken in Cincinnati

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        • #5
          Finally some progress beyond the foundation. There are a number of projects SWMBO wants done, bookcases, closets, etc. so getting the shop setup is priority one once we close. We get a final closing date once it is dried in. I'm planning on a separate heating/AC system for the basement to keep as much sawdust out of the house as possible


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          • #6
            Why does it look like they forgot to connect the front gable frame to the roof line before they put the roofing base on?
            Loring in Katy, TX USA
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            • #7
              Fun is about to happen there. Please keep the updates rolling. I really enjoyed your last shop build series of posts.
              just another brick in the wall...

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              • #8
                Is it an optical illusion or is the garage only 5-6 feet deep?
                photos? How about a floor plan?

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                • #9
                  There's a floor plan of the house itself in the attached .pdf file along with the currently envisioned shop layout. Our idea was to downsize but only the lot got smaller. The three car garage is smaller in square footage than the 2 car garage at our last house but the 5-6 foot depth is simply a result of my truly stellar photo skills.

                  I've replaced my truck with a Volvo sedan that will fit in this garage and for a half acre lot I don't need any equipment other than a lawn mower and a snow blower so the tractor is gone as well.

                  On the house plan, my office will be in the formal dining room because really who needs that especially since neither my wife nor I can cook.

                  Planned Shop Layout
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                  • #10
                    Had a chance to get in the house and poke around this afternoon. We have a closing date of May 15th and the builder is pretty sure there won't be any delays.

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                    They're pretty close to finishing up the exterior. Still need to finish up the porch and the stone accents.

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                    This will be the new shop space

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                    My new office space ... which of course I'll be moving into about the same time I'm no longer working at home every day.

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                    Finally, the coffee center.
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                    • #11
                      Some of my tools have arrived from storage. The rest of them will be showing up today and tomorrow.Tools arriving from storage
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                      • #12
                        What are you using to cover walls ?
                        just another brick in the wall...

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                        • #13
                          I've been wanting a walkout basement shop.

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                          ​How high are the ceilings in the basement shop? I'm surprised there's enough elevation to have a walkout basement.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Black walnut View Post
                            What are you using to cover walls ?
                            I need to frame in front of the walls and and they'll be covered in sheetrock. I plan on using 7 sheets of slat wall in different places. throughout the shop.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by atgcpaul View Post
                              I've been wanting a walkout basement shop.

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                              ​How high are the ceilings in the basement shop? I'm surprised there's enough elevation to have a walkout basement.
                              The ceilings are right at 8' so 7' 11 1/2" once the flooring gets installed. I plan on using a LVP everywhere in the basement. Unfortunately, the builder was required to sheetrock the ceiling, but I wan't about to pay $150 per fixture to have them put in the recessed lighting I want so it will all have to come down as step 1. We had to take down a few pieces within hours of closing on the house to run lines for the filtered water to the kitchen ... something else the builder wouldn't do. The good part of using a non-custom builder is that it saved about 100k vs the same plan from a custom builder so I'm still ahead having to make a few small changes myself. That bad part is that everything was picked off a menu and no substitutions.
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