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Flat file map cabinets make great workshop storage

Recycling map cabinet office furniture.
Recycled for workshop storage.

I purchased two of these 5 drawer map cabinets. They are big! Too big for the house, which was the original destination. They are 48 inches wide and 36 inches deep. Two units stacked on top of each other makes a height of 36 inches.

 

 

 

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2 more packages of vintage plans for my collection

Sorting through vintage project plans.
Vintage plan collecting.

This week was eventful because I received two parcels in the mail from recent purchases. Francie B. sent me the box of plans, 58 in total. Among them, 15 of them are new to me so they will go straight into my collection. The rest I will consider their condition and swap them with one’s currently in my collection.

 

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Building a home garage and workshop part 6

Building a workshop
Garage door goes in

This morning we spent in town getting some lumber and hardware supplies so we didn’t get back until about lunch time. Our neighbor Hugh showed up again and helped install the single door and the garage door as well as two layers of felt paper on the roof. Then I fell off the roof…

 

 

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Building a home garage and workshop part 4

DIY building a garage kit
Ready for another day

Today my father-in-law lends a helping hand. Gina and I built and installed the gable ends and eaves made with 2×6 and finished installing the last of the sheet goods in the walls where the wall sections were joined together.

 

 

DIY garage kit
Stubbert is always willing to lend a hand.

Coming together.

Building a diy garage
Taking shape.

Here is one reason why we chose this spot to build a home.

Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia
Stopping to take a view.

We get a lot of comments about the steepness of the driveway.

Building a home.
We get a lot of comments on the driveway!

For anybody who doubted my comments about how much backfill was necessary. When I said over 100 loads, I was not kidding.

Filling in the landscape
Back fill

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