9-27-2015 – Some good work went into the shop this week. The roof trusses were delivered and I now have a roof on my shop.
The roof is now on.
9-15-2015 – The guys spent the day finishing up the back wall and getting most of the interior walls framed up.
The New Rod Shop
9-14-2015 – Things are starting to take shape on the new shop. The concrete is all in, the sewer and water lines are in, and the framing has started.
The new shop.
Well, after an 8 week delay in getting inspections and permits approved, we’re finally back on track with the construction of my new rod shop. A concrete retaining wall was pored this past week. The remaining concrete floor will get pored this week and the framing will start.
Constructing the concrete retaining wall.
Things are pretty exciting here. We broke ground this week on my new bamboo rod shop. I’ve been stuck into several corners of the house/garage since we moved in here to Sisters, Oregon 8 months ago. I’ve been able to build rods, but I always seem to be climbing over my tools and equipment to get things done. So, it’s time for a new workshop. We’re adding a 1200 square ft. expansion to the garage that will house my entire rod building operation, as well as our drift boat. Our contractor started the excavation work this week, taking out a few trees and digging down for the new foundation. Over the next several weeks, I’ll keep posting progress photos of my shop, so check back occasionally to see how things are going. Here is what things look like now:
Starting the excavation work next to our current garage.
Trees are gone and dirt/rocks are being removed to make way for the foundation.