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Old 04-18-2020, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default Letís see those shops!

Iím in the very early stages of designing a shop that God willing will be built at our final home this summer. Iím not even sold on a particular size. Plan on having a drive thru bay(no doors) for parking a truck and trailer, lean to, 1bd 1bath living quarters on one end.
Letís see what yíall got!
Would love to hear some dos and doníts. Iím not too proud to learn from your mistakes lol


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Old 04-18-2020, 10:53 AM   #2
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Always go bigger than you’d think what you need.
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Old 04-18-2020, 10:59 AM   #3
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This is going to be awesome!

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Old 04-18-2020, 11:11 AM   #4
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Iím building one pretty close to that right now.

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Old 04-18-2020, 12:24 PM   #5
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I like mine but my wife needs to clean it so no pictures

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Old 04-18-2020, 01:03 PM   #6
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Default Letís see those shops!

Mine is nothing big, but itíll suffice. Main shop is 25í x 15í with a 15í x 15í covered outside area out the door. I made sure and had 110 plugs put at every stud which are 4í apart. Canít never have too many plugs. Lol. Also have a 220 for my welder and another 220 for my air compressor, and a 30 amp for the camper. For lighting, thereís an 8í LED fixture inside and one outside. Shop is run off a 100 amp sub panel. Now I gotta get to building work tables an turn it into a shop instead of a storage room.

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Old 04-18-2020, 02:22 PM   #7
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Mine is going to be a trophy room, workout room, sauna, and small shop area.










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Old 04-18-2020, 02:23 PM   #8
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This one is 26íx55í


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Old 04-18-2020, 02:23 PM   #9
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30x60 with 20x30 man cave. All insulated. I can only load 1 pic per post. Well this is the only picture I have of it. I'll get some later.

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Old 04-18-2020, 02:25 PM   #10
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Nice fellas!


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Old 04-18-2020, 03:07 PM   #11
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30x60 with 20x30 man cave. All insulated. I can only load 1 pic per post. Well this is the only picture I have of it. I'll get some later.

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Old 04-18-2020, 07:10 PM   #12
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30x40 with 10 foot lean 2. Its gonna serve as a place on the lake till we build. Will get full bath and a bar if it ever dries enough for me to trench water and lectric

Dried in around Christmas and I should have gone 40x40.

Even comes with some wildlife

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Old 04-18-2020, 07:36 PM   #13
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Build bigger than you are planning now.
Use Spray foam.
LED lights
Put more electrical outlets in than you plan to use.
Put in 30 amp breaker and a 210 plug.

40 x 60 Shop
20 x 60 lean to
20 x 30 1 Bed room 1 Bath Man Cave
20 x 30 Car Port

Lived in the Man Cave 3 yrs while we saved for the house.
Hickory Cabinets, Granite Counter tops, Corner Shower, Stackable Washer & Dryer, pockets doors for saving space.
600 square ft doesnít sound like a lot of room for a family, but we lived comfortably with both boys and made some awesome memories.











































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Old 04-18-2020, 07:54 PM   #14
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Someone school me on the looks like 2" tubing Im seeing people building these newer Bardo's with. Is it as good as the old I Beams?
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Old 04-18-2020, 08:14 PM   #15
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Someone school me on the looks like 2" tubing Im seeing people building these newer Bardo's with. Is it as good as the old I Beams?


Thatís what Iím going with.

Idk about as good but you can order them engineered and can pass the Texas windstorm specs. Theyíre half or less in price.

I will be doing a DIY thread to following along on the finish out of mine.


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Old 04-18-2020, 08:43 PM   #16
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Build bigger than you are planning now.
Use Spray foam.
LED lights
Put more electrical outlets in than you plan to use.
Put in 30 amp breaker and a 210 plug.

40 x 60 Shop
20 x 60 lean to
20 x 30 1 Bed room 1 Bath Man Cave
20 x 30 Car Port

Lived in the Man Cave 3 yrs while we saved for the house.
Hickory Cabinets, Granite Counter tops, Corner Shower, Stackable Washer & Dryer, pockets doors for saving space.
600 square ft doesn’t sound like a lot of room for a family, but we lived comfortably with both boys and made some awesome memories.




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Old 04-18-2020, 09:05 PM   #17
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Man I’m jealous!! One day.
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Old 04-18-2020, 11:19 PM   #18
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My wife did not want a shop attached to the living quarters so I wound up building a 3400sq ft shop and a 4000sq ft home that are separated by about 40 yards.


Mine is a work shop, there are no beer signs, bars /caves/sofas and such in it. It's full of tools and machines that I use to make and build things.

In the shop I have 12ft wide roll up doors on each end and it faces south east which helps keeps it cool with the primary winds here.

I would suggest 16ft side walls minimum with a 3-4/12 pitch roof so a second floor can be had if wanted.

Lots of power both 120V and 240V (30A and 50A) on all walls and a few outside. Have water and airlines run under the slab for both long sides. A drain or 2 in the middle of the shop for hosing the floor down.

Think about putting your air compressor or dust collectors outside of the main shop to keep noise down.

Small bathroom and a utility sink. Hot water if you want.

LED High bay lighting is the way to go with some areas needing more specific lighting. 3 or 4 way switches at all man doors.

I have the roll insulation in my shop and am perfectly happy with it. Only my machining room is climate controlled.

If using WF beam for your trusses you could most likely add some points where you can install a chain hoist of some type.

Install plywood 8ft up around perimeter walls where you can easily add cabinets, install shelves hang tools etc.

Skylights/clear panels are a wonderful thing to have but at some point will fail and leak.

These are a few of my suggestions for a shop.
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Old 04-19-2020, 01:17 AM   #19
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Our shop is 30x70 under roof with a 30x20 overhang-carport. We built a small living quarters inside that we will live in during construction of our home. 400sq ft, 1 big room open to kitchen, 1 bedroom and a full bath.

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Old 04-19-2020, 02:22 AM   #20
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30x60 with 20x30 man cave. All insulated. I can only load 1 pic per post. Well this is the only picture I have of it. I'll get some later.

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Old 04-19-2020, 06:42 AM   #21
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Old 04-19-2020, 08:10 AM   #22
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I built a 100'x 50' last year. I put an 800 sq ft apt in it where my wife and I live while our house is being built.

We put 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen/dining area. Works out well. I do most of cooking and we mainly eat outside.

I put storage above the living area which is for wife's decorations that need to be climate controlled.

Took a1000 sq ft and am going to make a trophy room with a bar.

Put a 25' apron on front to park on ( wish I do 30')

Put a lean to on side that is 20' wide, was supposed to be 25' but somehow missed it when it was framed. Tough to park trailer and truck side by side.

I ran 400 amp service to my shop, 2-200 amp panels. I ran a bunch of 110 plugs in the dividing wall from shop to trophy room. I waited to run electric outlets elsewhere until all my cabinets were installed in shop.

I used 2'x2' high bay led lights, (best thing I did)


3 ac units. 1 mini split for loft storage
1 for living and 1 for Trophy room

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Misses

Didn't put floor drain in, kind of wished I did.

Not enough plugs on patio

Ceiling fan on patio

I'm going to add those in a couple weeks.

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Old 04-19-2020, 08:16 AM   #23
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I knew the green screen would delivery. Great feedback fellas, keep em coming!


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Old 04-19-2020, 08:34 AM   #24
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I agree with Junkman on the lean to size. 20' is too small. My 12' trailer barely fits. I would go 30' deep if I could go back.

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Old 04-19-2020, 09:09 AM   #25
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I agree with Junkman on the lean to size. 20' is too small. My 12' trailer barely fits. I would go 30' deep if I could go back.

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Yep, me too.
40x60x16
4 rollup doors, 3 12w x 12h, 1 12w x 14h
20x60 lean to



Built it about three months before Harvey


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Old 04-19-2020, 09:11 AM   #26
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Old 04-19-2020, 10:23 AM   #27
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Here is my shop/man cave in my barn. Not large but works for me
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