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Scratch Build – In Progress Anyone interested in a workshop build?

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Goatee, 14 May 2020.

  1. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Looks pretty secure (or at least as secure as said big ass padlock will be).

    Looking at those lovely big windows, though, they seem to be a bit of a weak point - both from an ingress point of view but also that they'll give any scrotes a good chance to check out all of the nice stuff inside. Are you planning to put any security film on them or anything?
     
  2. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    yeah, windows will be an issue. Door hinges have straight through bolts, I plan to fit some bolts rather than screews to the bolt receiver and wall hinges, so even if equipped with the right screwdriver you couldn’t get the hinges off.

    Im looking for some film, ideally security and thermal combined.

    There is space for some secondary glazing panels, so some 6mm thick polycarbonate would be sufficient.

    I also have some 12g blank firing “Alarms” from my airsoft days. One of those inside the door when on holiday (if that’s even a thing in the future) will at the very least alert the neighbours and require a new set of trousers for said scrote!
     
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  3. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Mounting the hook for the middle hinge upside down also prevents the door being prized off the hinges - top and bottom hooks are more than enough to take the load.
     
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  4. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    I did think about doing that as I had the hinges off, I will likely do it when I bolt them through the frame.
     
  5. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    Started boarding out

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    Lighting is in and connected to a junction box. When the spark does the rest of the house, will ask him to install the consumer unit (as he will need to run a new cable out to the workshop).

    Tested my concept for the trunking and sockets.

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    I really like the aesthetics so will go with that. All wiring will be fed via the roof to enable easy access in the future for alternations.
     
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  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    When does the stripper pole go in?
     
  7. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    That's in the back room.
     
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  8. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Liking this a lot, on the sockets, did you not think about one with USB?

    Also the conduit sockets are far easier to fix issues or make alterations.
     
  9. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, might put a USB one a socket, good idea!

    Picture dump - Warning very OSB!!!

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    And I may have sliced through my work table!

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  10. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Oriented Strand Board.
     
  11. Dr. Coin

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    Workshop is looking good. Now that you have work shop you can build a new cutting table.
    There are a few engineered wood products that all look very similar but have a key differences.
     
  12. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Yeah I put a circular saw through one half of a saw horse, still usable similar to what you did.

    Socket wise, may be worth looking at along these lines, reason being most put the USB over the plug, so if you have a tall adaptor it will cover the USB making its useless

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/13a-2-ga...2-outlet-usb-charger-with-white-inserts/8009j

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  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I got a splinter looking at that. I was never a fan of composites. The tiniest bit of water damage and they turn into the bottom of a hamster cage.
    -Hell, I'm currently rebuilding particle board cabinets that melted.
     
  14. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    OSB isn’t too bad, I’m using OSB3 which is a higher grade designed to withstand more moisture ingress.

    Im going to be pretty pissed if I get enough moisture inside the shed to cause an issue!

    I did get a couple of splinters cutting all 18 of the boards up. I still haven’t done the roof, it’s a weird side 65-80cm by 155cm and I would need 12 panels that size which would generate loads of scrap off standard 120 x 240 panels. (8ft x 4ft in freedom units for you @Cheapskate )
     
  15. Yaka

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    Sweat build, all that foil insulation reminds me of buck in better call saul

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  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Could you use masonite strip siding instead?
     
  17. Goatee

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    There is only two support rafters, so its not quite that simple.

    I like that idea, I had been contemplating using something like this that comes on a roll. I could cut to size, then staple onto the rafters to give the air gap for the roof insulation to work its magic.
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    Some more OSB goodness, now with lighting, power and storage area for all the roller bins.

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    I may have had to cut down one of the worktops as I made it too long. I couldn't get the roller bins in. Ooops

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  18. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    Or use a spinney blade of death and finish with a handsaw, 2 minute fix.
     
  19. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, couple of screws, bing, bang, bosh!
     
  20. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    How's it going?
    Watching with renewed interest as my wife has been told to expect to WFH for up to a year.

    We're now actively looking at what we can afford to build in the way of a garden room approx. 4x3m for her to work quietly and comfortably in.

    This is because the dining room table isn't going to be great forever, and there's no room in an awkwardly [to divide] shaped living room.

    One we llked at used the same insulation in the roof space as you have been using, with Kingspan/Celotex under the floor.

    No one other than the £18k 'looks like a real house room' guy has suggested lining the walls. We'll be going with 44mm 'log' construction.
     

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