TAC Tech => Garages & Shops => Topic started by: roadking77 on March 11, 2021, 07:16:49 AM

Title: My New Shop
Post by: roadking77 on March 11, 2021, 07:16:49 AM
Well, kinda new and I figured I would put up the first post on this thread to get things started. For those that dont know my story, I was restoring a Tenth Ann. car and a spark burnt my shop/barn to the ground. I rebuilt, like the 6 Million Dollar Man, bigger and better. Barn has been finished for a couple of years but I am just now getting the interior up to date. Last couple of days we finished insulating the ceiling and put up the panels. We used a product my siding guy calls 'panel liner'.
 It only comes in white, and is a bit lighter gauge than the siding but has the same profile. Used for ceilings and inside walls. Too thin to use outside. You can see why I advocate to finish your shop before you put anything into it. It was a bit of a cluster moving stuff around so we could work up top. All finished now but this pic shows us half done.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51024905093_dd923d6989_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kJTYAZ)2021-03-11_07-58-53 (https://flic.kr/p/2kJTYAZ) by Kerry Grubb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156399515@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: roadking77 on March 11, 2021, 07:17:54 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51024905928_fc97bf2715_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kJTYRo)2021-03-11_07-59-14 (https://flic.kr/p/2kJTYRo) by Kerry Grubb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156399515@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: Jack on March 11, 2021, 07:26:26 AM
Looks nice Kerry and I like the white it helps keep the space bright. Congrats.
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: jonathonar89 on March 11, 2021, 08:51:24 AM
Nice setup Kerry.  I’m just dreaming on getting my little two car garage done up.  You have the works here haha
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: 5th T/A on March 11, 2021, 04:40:01 PM
Kerry,

I remember reading something about a fire in your previous shop, must have been a nightmare. The ceiling insulation should make it more comfortable year round. Your shop looks great and has three things that are important to me, lots of square footage, lots of light and good insulation. As I get older good lighting has become really important!
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: roadking77 on March 11, 2021, 05:10:58 PM
Thanks, its primary purpose is woodworking for my day job! Its 24' x 40' with a 24' x 24' garage attached for parking my trucks and tools. My wife calls me KOFA, the King OF half A....., I blame it on my A.D.D. I have yet to get real electric hooked up in there, my electrician is working on that right now. Once all that is done I can finish moving the rest of my woodworking tools in, table saw, shapers, planer, etc. My current wood shop is 16' x 30' so it will be nice to have a bit of space.
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: 737driver on March 12, 2021, 12:12:29 AM
Great looking shop! It’s always really good to have a new workplace!
Jim
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: FormTA on March 12, 2021, 04:18:02 AM
That is awesome! I wanted to use that same panel to finish my shop but I ended up just drywalling the ceiling (because I'm cheap) and I had a pallet of 1/2 plywood I bought clearance for $2 a sheet a few years back that became the walls. Now yours looks much better! It's a great shop!
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: roadking77 on March 12, 2021, 08:10:28 AM
Luke, drywall work is one thing we specialize in. In the long run this didnt cost that much more, its a heck of a lot easier to install, and once its up its done!  Walls are drywall. 
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: FormTA on March 12, 2021, 11:23:46 AM
Ya, I didn't say I finished the drywall.   :D Just hung it and painted it.... It's just the ceiling... (I do have professional drywall tools and I'm pretty good/quick at it, but that is more work than I wanted to do). Yours looks much better.
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: 81Blackbird on March 12, 2021, 12:20:55 PM
I don't see a fridge for the "end of day" refreshments.  :P
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: roadking77 on March 16, 2021, 07:40:31 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51029759911_2894534b84_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kKjRLK)2021-03-12_01-34-35 (https://flic.kr/p/2kKjRLK) by Kerry Grubb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156399515@N07/), on Flickr

Ceiling finished! Now back to work.  One of these days I will get the rest of the sidewalls done!
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: roadking77 on March 16, 2021, 07:43:50 AM
Since the originals are gone, figured Id post the pics of the outside again.                                                                     
Outside view of the back half while it was still under construction.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1844/43757973294_21e79e5ac0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29EK3Xq)2018-09-04_02-51-56 (https://flic.kr/p/29EK3Xq) by Kerry Grubb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156399515@N07/), on Flickr

Front
(https://live.staticflickr.com/1895/30606600028_f0c570edb9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NCAPSu)2018-09-04_02-50-16 (https://flic.kr/p/NCAPSu) by Kerry Grubb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156399515@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: 5th T/A on March 16, 2021, 04:28:09 PM
Ceiling looks great. I don’t recall seeing outside photos, but they could have been posted before I became a member of TAC. Outside is very impressive.
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: FormTA on March 16, 2021, 07:55:03 PM
Kerry, are the front doors for looks or do they function? It looks awesome!
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: Jack on March 17, 2021, 03:41:28 AM
Looking at the exterior pics, it looks as if there is a second floor, are the dormers for ventilation?
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: roadking77 on March 17, 2021, 06:14:22 AM
There is a second floor over the garage area. It is a trussed roof, the option for living space above was like a $200 difference so it was kinda a no brainer. As of now the only access is a ladder and its unfinished. If I ever feel the inclination I could put a stairway in and use it as office space, storage, etc. The dormers are open for ventilation, screened off to keep the bigger critters out.
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: SoupMan on March 18, 2021, 07:59:15 AM
I'm jealous. Love the shop.

No beer fridge in sight :)
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: roadking77 on March 18, 2021, 01:23:17 PM
Thanks, funny you say that, I came in the house the other day for a cold drink and my wife said 'you need a refrig in the barn',  permission granted!

Luke, they are indeed swinging carriage doors. I was gonna put in a regular garage door, but about the time I was ready to order the price skyrocketed ( I can only imagine how much they are now) and they were well over $1k ea. So, it sat for a month with no doors. One sat afternoon I got tired of looking at it that way so I pulled some plywood out of the shop, I had some 1x6's laying around and also had a pile of vinyl beadboard. Half a day later I had doors, and the total cost was for hinges and hardware from lowes, prob. around $100. I read that swing doors are bad in a snow environment, but I have a 6' overhang and had no problem with what snow we did have this past winter. They were only meant to be temporary by they are working ok and until they fall apart I dont plan on changing them.  Oh I forgot, the tempered glass cost about $100.
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: Nexus on March 20, 2021, 05:44:47 AM
Kerry I think  I need you to come rebuild my garage as I love the styling of everything you did. That looks so cool...I need to replace the roof, windows, convert the two door to a single bigger garage door, make a 10 foot addition off the back, oh and break up the concrete floor, fill in the basement/crawl space area (always under water) and repour the concrete floor!!!

the walls are good as it's all poured concrete

Are you interested?

Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: Jack on March 20, 2021, 11:14:52 AM
Kerry must be a yankee lol, I love it though as I am the same way. Why buy something when you can build it yourself.
Title: Re: My New Shop
Post by: FormTA on March 21, 2021, 05:54:07 AM
Built, not bought. I just said the same thing to Ryan on his thread. I admire anyone who can build stuff. It's how I operate as well.