Drywall for the Garage Workshop: Part 2

Completed Drywall

I am no drywall expert.  Many experienced professionals have detailed the process of taping and mudding.  So, I won’t go into too much detail about the process and techniques.  Instead, I will cover some of the lessons I learned doing this as a DIY homeowner. A quick overview of my process I pre-filled all of … Read moreDrywall for the Garage Workshop: Part 2

A Serious Garage Door for the Garage Workshop and Other Updates

Garage Door Outside

Did I need a new garage door?  No.  However, adding insulation and conditioning won’t do much good if I kept the drafty uninsulated door that came with the house. This was a long time waiting.  I ordered the door the day after Thanksgiving.  A representative called me the day before the scheduled installation and informed … Read moreA Serious Garage Door for the Garage Workshop and Other Updates

Planning a Garage Workshop

Planning a garage workshop

Planning a garage workshop is intimidating.  Working with limited space is frustrating.  Knowing where to compromise is the key to success. Create drawings.  Create many of them.  Make one for each of your key systems: structural, machine locations, electrical, dust collection, lighting, etc. First, I created a two-dimensional structural drawing.  I drew it to scale … Read morePlanning a Garage Workshop

Putting the Sweat into Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust

The heat has been unforgiving.  I have a new appreciation for a good rust removal strategy, as I am constantly sweating on my nice hand tools.  I am careful to keep the refrigerator stocked with ice-cold beer.  The sheer amount of cold beer consumed is straining the budget.  I have to find a way to … Read morePutting the Sweat into Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust