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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Working On The Shop

Last week, I went to a small City Surplus Auction nearby. They didn't have much, and some stuff - like things from the waste water treatment plant - made you scratch your head at the prices they were bringing. I guess a lot of it went to "scrappers".

I DID manage to bring home a few things, though - Some lumber, shelves, tables, plywood, electrical boxes, pipe, and a few other things.

Even a seat for my buggy.....

At the time I bought the stuff, I wasn't SURE what I was going to do with it all, but it didn't take long to figure it out, once it was home. I used it all in my shop to build tables and benches!

My shop at our old place wasn't laid out very well, and ended up being cramped. I also didn't have a very large table for bigger projects, and layout. Most o my shop out there, was in a 15x15 room that got kinda tight.

I decided a long time ago, that I was going to build this shop how I wanted it - complete with a couple of large tables (4x8).  Since I don't have all of the flooring installed (have to wait until we can afford more, or until I can find some), I still have some building to do. This haul netted me enough to get a go start on things, though. I brought home enough material to build (2) 4x8 tables, (1) 2x8 work bench, plywood for the walls above the work benches and tables (need more, though!), a small shelf unit, and a couple of doors. I still have a few pieces left, but not a whole lot.

This is what it looks like from the outside doorway:

Wood Shop

And from the other doorway:

New Wood Shop

The folding tables under the big benches are from that auction, too. I don't know what I will do with them yet, but they will hide where they are - for now...

I HOPE to be able to work on the other three doors in the near future, and also continue getting rocks and bricks for the floor in the main part, and the driveway.  Sooner or later, I will need to start getting that part of the shop ready to use.

Then I can REALLY have fun........

1 comment:

  1. That looks awesome!! Can't wait to see it! :-)