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My woodworking workshop build

Blog series by Chris Hackett consisting of 3 parts so far

Part 1: Woodworking workshop build

10-29-2012 02:19 PM by Chris Hackett | 4 comments »

Hello,As this is my first blog here I wanted to say I love this site. I have found a lot of great information on here and the netizens appear to be very helpful. I thought I’d post a little blog about my experience this year with building a home woodworking workshop. Maybe my experiences will help someone else doing a similar project. My wife and I recently moved into a new house. This house has a crawlspace instead of a basement. It also had a 2 car garage (20’x20’). I t...

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Part 2: Framing

10-30-2012 11:14 PM by Chris Hackett | 5 comments »

So after getting necessary building permit it was onto some prep work. My workshop build is very unusual. That is because I am building a finished room on a 4” concrete slab that is not anchored to the garage foundation and that has no footing. This may be a recipe for disaster but I discussed this with a structural engineer, and 2 foundation contractors. Their attitude was “Its just a workshop? You’ll be fine.” Very reassuring. So I had a contractor pour footings u...

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Part 3: Siding and exterior door and windows

11-18-2012 11:04 PM by Chris Hackett | 5 comments »

My workshop construction got off to a great start with the help of my whole family. Mom, Dad and my Aunt Mary all pitched in the first kick-off weekend. Then they all went home. Thats when I realized that this project was going to take a while. But with some grit and determination I have all but completed it. I did have quite a bit of help from my wife but it was mainly a solo project. So please excuse the lack of progress photos. So after framing was done, I installed the sheathing and ho...

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