Project by mpwylie posted 10-08-2008 05:06 AM 3833 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We bought this house in mid 2005, the crawl (walk) space under the house had a 7’x12’ slab in one corner for the hot water tank. I was using half of the garage for my workshop and if any of you have done this or do this now you know how much of a hassel it is to move things around and put things back up so your wife can park her car in there. In Oct. 2007 I cut a hole in the block wall and put in a 6’x7’ roll up door and started digging out the dirt. My son and I dug out a dump truck load of dirt with a pick, shovel, and wheel barrow over the next 6 months. In April 2008 I had 5 yards of cement pumped in and finished. Then over the next 4 months I put up the walls and finishing touches and now I have a 600 sq. ft. workshop.
If you would like to see more pics you can visit my website: http://members.cox.net/mpaulw
The projects tab and workshop tab are the only two that have pics.

-- Paul, Arkansas

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posted 10-08-2008 05:15 AM

Wow! Now that’s a project! You have a lot of patience and drive to complete something that big, well done…hope you enjoy your shop.
Welcome to HR!

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posted 10-27-2008 04:25 AM

You’re a lot more ambitious than I am! Good luck and keep us posted on the progress

-- It's never done...

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posted 10-27-2008 04:58 PM

Mpwylie, have you added up your hours and material and calculated what your cost is per square foot on this wood shop?

Good luck with your shop.

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posted 10-27-2008 10:54 PM

Lot’s of work but worth it.

You are off to a great start!! Good luck

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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posted 11-09-2008 02:43 AM

That’s just crazy. Sounds like something I’d do.
Good job.

-- The world asks you one question, did you do your job?

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posted 11-09-2008 09:16 PM

Wow that sure was a lot of work.But you must feel really good about your new shop.Well done. :-)

-- Dustygirl Hastings,Ont. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing

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posted 12-28-2008 12:05 PM

Now that is a project!! I love the project that half way through you ask yourself why you started it..looks very nice

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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