Monday, November 14, 2011

CO Workshop Update #1

Ladies and gentlemen, we actually have movement!  Earlier this week our contractor completed installing our new patio door to the workshop and erecting the walls to separate our laundry/mechanical room from the future Second Wind Workshop. 
A shout out is needed here for our guys at Stellar Remodeling here in Denver.  They’re #1 on Angie’s list and did not disappoint in their quote, workmanship and delivering on budget.  Anyone looking for someone to assist with any remodeling projects should give Jack Wilson a call (720-334-0908)
There is still a lot of work to be done on my part, but having these big pieces done for us so quickly is a great leap forward. 
The laundry/mechanical area before…

…and after.

Here’s the new door from the laundry room into the workshop.

A couple before shots of the workshop area…

We had the shop-side of the new wall left unfinished.  I’ll sheath this side with half inch OSB so that I can hang various tools/racks/shelving at any point needed along the wall.

One of the features I was most excited about in the basement was this walk-out sliding door.

Excitement waned when the table saw and planer stand wouldn’t fit through the door!

Fortunately the plastic sheeting and packing tape have protected them, under our deck, through two heavy snowfalls and several rain storms.  Once the scattered mess of half-unpacked tools and wood has been organized a bit, both tools will make their grand entrance into the shop through our new double, patio doors.

The first order of business will be getting that OSB up on the walls, maybe running a few extra electrical outlets along the new wall and installing a light switch just inside the new door.  I'm having flashbacks of doing this in my two previous workshops after relocating…unpacking, stacking and moving piles around several times until everything finally has a place to call home…which means that very little actual woodworking will be done.  After so much practice, hopefully I’ll be much quicker on the set-up this time around!


Jerry said...

Fun to see the progress Pete. Where did you get your patio doors and about how much did you pay if you don't mind me asking? I'm looking at getting two sliders replaced and I naturally want a good deal but don't want to end up disappointed either.

Pete said...

Hey Jerry,

I picked up the door at Home Depot for $400. I bought it and hauled it to the house and the contractors installed it for us. Saved a little money on it with a 10% mover's coupon. Lowes has a very similar door for the same price as well.