Daniel Taylor, Carpenter & Owner
Mooresville, NC

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New JWAC Woodshop Build: Part 1- Planning, Delivery, and Insulation

Posted on February 13, 2018 at 9:50 AM

After several months of planning and labor, our new JWAC workshop is now complete! This is the first of several different blog posts I'll upload to document the process, in case any are interested on seeing how it all came together. 

Old Forge Metals in Troutman NC was our source for ordering the shop. Mast Woodworks in Hamptonville NC built the shop, as well as handled the preliminary electrical wiring. Everything started with conceptual drawings and rough layouts. These helped us determine proper dimensions for the shop, as well as where electrical outlets would need to be placed. 

The shop was delivered early-December. It only took about 4 weeks for Mast to construct. The shop is a 12'x20' "Woodsman" model, which includes a 12'x4' porch. With an interior space of 12'x16', the new shop is more than double the space of our previous work shop. 

The accuracy of Mast Woodwork's delivery and setting was very good. The shop is perfectly level. It was a pleasure to watch these skilled professionals install everything into place. They are truly masters of their craft.  

As delivered, the shop was bare stud walls with a 3/4" ply floor. As you can see in the picture below, the exterior siding of the shed includes a special reflective inner-lining that acts as a preliminary insulative barrier. I wanted to futher instulate the shop, so the first order of business was installing R13 insulation within the walls. 

A total of (6) R12 light fixtures came pre-installed. Each has (2) 48" bulbs. For now, I'm running a cooler-kelvin flurescent bulb. I do hope to upgrade these to LED bulbs later on down the road.  

At this point, I was using an Elipse P100 resperirator mask. I have since switched to using an RZ Mask G1, based off comfort and a few other reasons.

The build continues with the Part 2 post! Click here to view..

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