11-23-2015 – Last week, all the sheet rock got hung in my new rod shop. With the cold weather and snow we’re having, I’m not expecting any work to happen this week. Next week, hoping for the final finish work on the walls, and possibly get the heating system installed. Here are a few photos:
My new rod shop.
This is the “Clean and Dry” side of my shop. I’ll be doing all rod wrapping and finishing in here.
The Varnishing/Dipping Room with 12′ ceilings.
11-5-2015 – More work on the shop this past week. The exterior walls were finished, the roof/shingles were completed, and the interior wall insulation was put in place. This coming week, the sheet rock guys will start their work. My garage is packed with stuff right now….can’t wait for the shop to get completed so I can move most of it in.
My New Rod Building Shop
10-23-2015 – More progress on my rod shop this past week. The roof has been covered (shingles to go on this week), the doors and windows were installed, and the exterior walls are getting finished. Inside, more of the electrical work was completed. The inside photo might not look like much yet but I’m petty excited with how it’s shaping up. I’ll have one “Clean and Dry” side to the shop that is 16′ x 20′ for finish work and rod wrapping, which will include a dipping room…gotta make sure I have space for a beer fridge also! The Dirtier side of the shop will house all the rest of my tools and operations, as well as Mary Ann’s Drift Boat. The entire shop is fully insulated and will be climate controlled.
My Rod Shop
My Rod Shop
10-9-2015 – This past week the electrical was run in the shop and the skylights were installed. And, the county finally approved the water and sewage lines so the trench could be filled in. So, my driveway is getting back to normal.
My Rod Shop
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.