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    Cammie's Garage! (and house)

    The house we bought has a ~700 square foot garage with a high ceiling. Pics will come soon. As I already mentioned in the tools thread, I plan on populating it with woodworking tools and pretty much making it a woodworking shop. However, first we have to actually close the deal, then move in before I start making it into something. It will slowly come together. Watch this space!
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    Once other things are sorted I look forward to my first purchase of a Cam-tastic wooden thingamabob
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    Congrats and enjoy!
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    Begs the question - what type of stuff you like working on? Purely artistic things, practical things, small things, large things? I mean, now that you're going to be working on them in YOUR BRAND NEW GARAGE, what can we expect?

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    Practical things first, like a work bench or two, maybe book shelves. Any home upgrades that need doing. For example, there is a bar in the new place with a formica top. I would like to see a nice wood top on there. Once the shop is set up, I plan on doing artsy stuff, small and large, as well as making picture frames for any 2D stuff.

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    Very cool - we too have a bar in our house, but our surface isn't formica it's a sweet, sweet '70s stone arrangement! We've been discussing doing something in wood to replace it, but then the conversation spirals out of control to refurb'ing the whole thing - it's finished with - not being sarcastic - awesome '70s wood panels... and I kind of like it... but a rustic-y surface would clash with Nixon-era swank. Still working on it!

    Also going to do some shelves - we have a pseudo laundry room with some shallow shelves opposite the washer and dryer. The layout of the shelves is a mystery - like they were made for very specific things the POs had, but we can't figure out what they might have been. So the whole thing is poor organizationally and a poor use of space. I'm going to take them out and do something in natural wood... final decision point is whether I too make something custom for us, or try to work in some adjustability. I'm thinking about drilling out holes and using big, beefy dowels to hold shelves - it just might be too country for me. I'm just torn on the aesthetic compromise that comes with adjustability.

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    Very cool, Cam!

    I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

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    I was always one of those car guys that DIDN'T get angry when they saw a garage or shop converted into a full-on woodworker's dream. Look forward to seeing the progress.

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    Nice. Sounds like you have a good plan.

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    Going to get a better electrical service installed in there, or is it already set up electrically for a shop of some stripe?

    Amazon has great deals on LED lighting, btw. I'm a major convert to LED now that we've got it installed in pretty much all of the boiler/chiller/mechanical spaces where I work.

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