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Old 06-04-2017, 07:06 PM   #1
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There is a thread about wood shops, so why not? Welders, fab tables, OH cranes, let's see it!
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Old 06-04-2017, 07:11 PM   #2
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Old 06-04-2017, 07:14 PM   #3
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how big is your shop? nice and clean, congrats
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Old 06-04-2017, 07:16 PM   #4
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how big is your shop? nice and clean, congrats
40x60x16 with a 20x60 lean-to. It's only clean cause it's new.
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Old 06-04-2017, 07:23 PM   #5
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I'm going to be building one soon and can't figure out how big I want I thought 50x60 but I think I may want bigger


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Old 06-04-2017, 07:58 PM   #6
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Old 06-04-2017, 10:41 PM   #7
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Maybe one day...

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Old 06-05-2017, 10:12 AM   #8
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Brian, do I spy a man lift? You holding out on me or what? Ha ha
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Old 06-05-2017, 10:44 AM   #9
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Brian, do I spy a man lift? You holding out on me or what? Ha ha
Lol, it was a rental.
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Old 06-05-2017, 10:51 AM   #10
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What does something like your shop cost to build, that's like the exact one I want to build but ill probably only be able to afford to do it a little at a time and ill add the over hang later on
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:27 AM   #11
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What does something like your shop cost to build, that's like the exact one I want to build but ill probably only be able to afford to do it a little at a time and ill add the over hang later on
This is an open ended question. I live on the coast so i had to deal with wind storm. I also upgraded several things like; the concrete, expandable beams, insulation, ridge vents, 4 rollup wind storm doors, etc..... You probably don't have to deal with that. The best thing for you to do is call a few builders. But to answer your question, mine was $70k after dirt work.
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Old 06-05-2017, 12:07 PM   #12
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Mine is 8' x 20', unless you want to count the shade tree out back too. And maybe my one car drive way.

And best of all, it came free with the house it's attached to.
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:09 PM   #13
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^^^^^ I hear ya sir.... That's the way I have to roll too.
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Old 07-09-2017, 01:20 PM   #14
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My two cents.......you can't build one big enough. Figure how much you think you need then build it at least 1.5 times if not twice as big. Build it as big as you can afford.
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Old 07-09-2017, 01:27 PM   #15
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My two cents.......you can't build one big enough. Figure how much you think you need then build it at least 1.5 times if not twice as big. Build it as big as you can afford.
It's like buying a safe. Go larger than you think you'll need.
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Old 07-09-2017, 01:34 PM   #16
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Yes, it is. Mine looks like hurricane Carla just left. I gotta get my woman down there and clean that place up !
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Old 07-09-2017, 01:48 PM   #17
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I built a 40 X 80 X 16. I priced everything from 40 X 50 up to 40X80. In my area of Montgomery County the cost was consistently at $20/sq ft for the slab, building kit and erection. This is based on breaking the building into these three parts and contracting each separately and excludes any electrical or plumbing. You will also spend something for site prep and select fill. Going turnkey to a single contractor would have cost at least $10K more.
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:09 PM   #18
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Yes, it is. Mine looks like hurricane Carla just left. I gotta get my woman down there and clean that place up !
can you video it when you ask her
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:47 PM   #19
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just finished welding up this gantry lift with some leftover metal i had from the building. I added a trolley and some boat trailer jacks to make it mobile

save your back when loading stuff on/off the trailer... back injuries are all too common these days and yet so avoidable using your brain and not your back muscles !
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:22 PM   #20
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just finished welding up this gantry lift with some leftover metal i had from the building. I added a trolley and some boat trailer jacks to make it mobile

save your back when loading stuff on/off the trailer... back injuries are all too common these days and yet so avoidable using your brain and not your back muscles !
Yep, this is on my list. Very nice!
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