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General => Open Discussion => Topic started by: Drew Hallenbeck on July 21, 2021, 07:42:21 AM

Title: New shop space almost done!
Post by: Drew Hallenbeck on July 21, 2021, 07:42:21 AM
So we moved into our new house about a month ago. I've just about got the basics all set up and ready to go.
The workbench is a combination of rack shelving components from Menards. I was going to buy a sheet of plywood to cut for the work surface/benchtop. I walked over to the lumber area to find that a sheet of 3/4" birch ply was $98.00 (instead of the $35.00 or so that I remembered from a couple years ago) So I found a pre-finished section of laminate countertop for just $60 instead. It fit perfectly and I just built up the area in back for the parts bins to sit on.
Also found this old card catalog cabinet at a local antique store. Should be a great way to store and organize my PCBs.
Title: Re: New shop space almost done!
Post by: Drew Hallenbeck on July 21, 2021, 07:44:45 AM
The basement isn't finished yet but lumber prices are starting to come back down. Maybe I'll be able to build some actual walls and have a more dedicated/finished shop space soon!
Title: Re: New shop space almost done!
Post by: jjjimi84 on July 21, 2021, 07:53:16 AM
How crazy is it to see the price of a pine 2x4 at 9 dollars?!?!? I was all set to finish my basement last year and now I might start in 2022!

Space is looking great, look forward to seeing what comes out of there!
Title: Re: New shop space almost done!
Post by: jimilee on July 21, 2021, 08:21:54 AM
Lookin good man, Iím jealous. I wish I had a separate place to build. But, thatís the price to pay when apartment dwelling.


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Title: Re: New shop space almost done!
Post by: alanp on July 21, 2021, 08:35:35 AM
/me is also very jealous!

Man, that looks sweet. Of course, you do realise you're gonna have to post another photo... in six months time, when the bench, the floor, and everything else has project all over it :)
Title: Re: New shop space almost done!
Post by: m-Kresol on July 21, 2021, 12:13:30 PM
great stuff. I'm building in my living room. Surely not as spacious or organized.

Man, that looks sweet. Of course, you do realise you're gonna have to post another photo... in six months time, when the bench, the floor, and everything else has project all over it :)
don't forget the resistor legs all over the floor ;)
Title: Re: New shop space almost done!
Post by: cooder on July 21, 2021, 02:17:20 PM
Great space, well done! Certainly needs update photos as the creative juices flow...!