I knew this project would be this way: slow. I have made some progress on my workshop wall surround, but the work is slow going because I am not following a predetermined plan for the steps I am taking.
Even though I created a nice SketchUp model of what the wall surround will look like, the reality is that I am having to make the wall fit around a variety of ducts and pipes.
Add the fact that I want a considerable part of the wall surround to be removable and you can see how the wall framing is not typical. So unique that I am having to work out a lot of details as I go.
In my last post, I revealed my progress with what the bottom plate of the wall system. Here is a photo from that blog post…
Basically, I am making a copy of this outline for the top plate which is attached to the ceiling. As I do, I am having to work around plumbing lines, ductwork and various tubes. This is why there is no drawn out plan for the top plate – I am having to make this up as I go.
For the top plate, fitting, mistakes and re-cutting is slow going. In the photo above, I am about to begin fitting the top plate for the short 45 degree corner wall. It will run right into the black tube you see in the photo; something I will have to work around.
So, all of this is slow work, but I am making progress and am pleased so far. I’ll continue to work on the top plate today and I hope to have framing for the corner and next wall section completed by this time next week. Stay tuned!
In addition to the wall surround, I am working on a new woodworking plan. At the outset of 2013, I had a goal of making about one new woodworking plan each month. I have not published a new plan since February I think. My desire to get my workshop in better shape has put plans on hold along with other things.
If you have been following my blog, then you know I have been re-running a blog series from 2010 which details the build process of what I call the Scott Bookcase. When I conclude this re-run, I will also include a woodworking plan for it. An example page from the plan is below…
These woodworking plans are time consuming to make and earlier in the year I had basically gotten burned-out on making them, but the Scott Bookcase plan is going well. I am striving for a more minimalistic look to the graphic design.
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