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Before & After - Shed to Workshop! Incredible Transformation

Before & After - Shed to Workshop! Incredible Transformation
I think it's pretty much complete so welcome to the little shop that used to be a

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so a year in the making and obviously a ton of changes have taken place here and in this video I want to share a little bit what I've been working on most recently but I also want to go back to the very beginning and go over the whole process a little bit so if anyone else out there have little sad

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in their backyard that they want to turn into something actually useful you'll know a little bit more what to expect so this genus on the property when we bought it and as soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it so I'm picturing a small shop in here like small woodworking bench desks hand tools make it a really nice and cozy little space away from the big shot I guess I should mention that I share a big

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with my husband and that space is great it is not however private and that's really what I wanted here a place just for me to work in alone and I know it's a huge luxury to be able to have two workspaces although highly beneficial in terms of productivity I think especially since both of us work from home so having a space just for yourself is I don't know a good thing for everyone's sanity let's just put it that way now this things didn't need to be big in this fit the bill it's a very ordinary prefab

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that measures 10 by 14 so 140 square feet or 13 square metres it had some

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style windows a plywood floor and...
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was sitting on the ground or some concrete blocks so the inside here it's pretty decent sized space actually I just take a moment and share what I'm what I'm thinking here replace these windows beautiful workbench right here they desk over here all kinds of nice tools I want to hang on this wall the very first thing I did was to evaluate the structure and I saw that it had a lot of mud splashing on the side and some slight water damage because it was situated too close to the ground and obviously I didn't want to put in any time and resources into the space if it wasn't going to be good long term so first step was to jacked it up and get it off the ground a bit I used a carjack for this and added an additional concrete block and all the footers now there are more blocks in the front here but in order to get to those I need to disassemble or demolish this ramp right here so that meant I had additional space now underneath the building and I decided to crawl underneath and attach rigid insulation perhaps not the most glamorous or fun job to do and definitely not for the claustrophobic but I was determined to do it in my old shop in Oregon I didn't insulate the floors and it always felt a little drafty and cold coming from underneath so I really wanted to insulate this place well and that included crawling underneath with a staple gun and attaching these these rigid boards next a built a small detect and this deck now I've been using for almost a year...
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and it's been great because it really increased the footprint of this entire building I mean over time as I've been working on this building doing construction and renovations I've been constantly using the deck for cutting and other stuff so I would highly recommend building some sort of platform if you have the space because it makes everything feel larger after a while getting up and down the deck without stairs was getting a little old so I built some basic ones on the side and this whole deck design is one part that I'm still not done with I want to make some nice railings and include lighting and that's something I hope to do this spring or summer but having a deck and having stairs definitely makes a big difference okay so time to start tackling the actual building in terms of structure and I wanted this little house to actually feel like a house and not a

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so in order to accomplish that I needed to replace the door and add a real door and I also wanted to replace the current windows which felt kind of fake and add new windows and I think good why not add additional windows as well so I'm not getting one not two not three but four windows for 140 square feet when you're doing the framing yourself you realize that adding more windows is really not a big deal they're not that expensive it's not that difficult plus I think that having several windows it just makes the space so livable and comfortable to be here so it's a pretty...
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reasonable investment I think one that I have an air conditioner in it so the front section was completely reframed and that's because I wanted to add a window in a different door so so much of the framing needed to be changed and it just made more sense to start from scratch as opposed to fiddling around and keeping some of the old stuff it's getting dark but it's supposed to be raining tonight and tomorrow so I'd like to get as you know get this covered up as much as possible because they always be on and I would say that's a wrap next up I installed the door with a window and it's funny as you work on a project like this each upgrade makes it feel just a bit more real if you know what I mean going from a

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door to an actual door and actual windows it really changes the space and it's quite exciting as you're doing it so the door is installed of course there's no way to close it or open it right now so I need to install handle though I decided to go with an electronic lock for the door since I live here and I don't want to be carrying around a key yet I do want to be able to lock this place up so I think that's gonna work out really well then I moved on to adding some trim around the windows outside and here you can also see the original siding tv111 which is a cheap product standard on

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s it's basically designed so the siding and sheathing is the same so only one layer now I had to put up new siding on the front...
section which I reframed and I didn't want to go that route there so I put up a wisp in on top of the studs and then attached fiber cement siding on top of that which is more durable and I think it looks nicer too so painted BL the house all white love the white crisp look now I think it's time to add a pop of color to the door so been working on the electrical here drilling holes through the studs and doing the wiring all across so we'll be putting in several outlets I would make sure I have lots of outlets that this switch is for the complete shop all the electrical outlets lighting whatever and then this is for doesn't have two switches in here one for indoor light one for outdoor life of course I was really lucky in the sense that this

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already had electricity drawn to it so that was one thing I didn't have to tackle and once the wiring was complete I moved on to insulation I went with basic cheap fiberglass insulation for the interior and I hadn't installed the air conditioner yet and this was in the middle of the hot Virginia summer and insulation work is not really that fun in the heat but it's pretty straightforward work okay so when putting down the flooring in the big shop we use this Bostic reinforce glue which creates a moisture barrier and act as a glue for the for the wood to be glue down onto the concrete all right II have a little bit of leftover I'm gonna put down any code for this thin coat inside this little shop before...
I put down the floor here so I get started on the drywall yesterday and my plan is to first put up the six sheets which I picked up and then get some of the white oak flooring out of the big shop because I need to make some more room in there put this morning down here then go and get more drywall and put it up to finish it out okay so in terms of flooring there are obviously a lot of ways you can go and I was asking myself what would be optimal and if I could have anything I would go with white oak I think that's beautiful very durable perfect for a shop and since I'm making this building a little gem I wanted to feel like a gorgeous cabin in the woods I decided to go that route this was rusty grade which we got at a good price and used in the big shop as well and I think that if there is one thing which is really making this space it's the floor it just came out beautiful now the main focus of this room will be a woodworking bench which I've been planning for a while now getting the design and the wood ready as well as getting a couple of accessories so I picked up these two holdfasts at an antique woodworking show they're rather rusty they're hand forged but I thought they would be quite perfect for my new bench that I'm working on so to remove the rust I'm going to be using this without you before the specialist rust removers so I would say that's working very well okay it's morning kind of cold out so that turned out great really...
like the finish on that can't see any rust at all just beautiful so I want to thank wd-40 for partnering with me on this video and I can't wait to build the bench for the space actually use the whole fast it's gonna be nice ok got temporary child proofed porch railing on here but let's go inside I think in some ways I'm gonna do the gable ends first so gable ends ceiling and then the remaining of the walls may be a little bit unorthodox in the order now I know some people are thinking it's a shop why are you doing drywall why not plywood or something like that where you can nail and screw in anywhere it basically drywall is a lot cheaper than putting plywood everywhere and I'll figure out storage solutions in other ways also I decided to cut the drywall up in relatively small pieces so that I could lift it myself and I realized that would increase the amount of mudding and taping that I have to do but I didn't care too much because it's a shop and it doesn't have to be absolutely perfect so next I move down to mudding and taping there were a lot of seams and it took me a while to complete I ended up doing three coats of a mudding and then sanding looks good maybe it's not perfect everywhere but it's a shop now in order to make this shop really nice and comfortable to spend time in I wanted to put a little extra thought into the window trim I happen to have additional leftover white oak flooring so I glued up a bunch of panels...
and made trim out of it I've got my panels I've got my cut list so now I'm gonna cut them to size and then assemble so put the floor down and then the dry walling and painting and it's kind of dirty but I was doing with it - stand down interesting but that seems like a lot of work but I do want to look clean and I'm gonna put a finish on it I think for a shop floor the finish should not be too shiny I made that mistake once in the past and too shiny equals very slippery when you introduce sawdust it is nice however to have some sort of protection on the wood so I'm simply adding one coat of some water base to spar urethane finish I got the flooring cleaned and fini

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and it's just gorgeous looks like the ideal dream space I'm so happy it's like the flooring does everything I just what a base finish on the floor but I ran out of it so now I am finishing all the baseboards before attaching them to the wall and then using armored steel finishes which is that while they finish and that's what I used on the window trim as well looks looking really nice early days so I would say that we're at this point now where the renovation the construction all of that is I really done for this case but you know it's kind of funny when I was first thinking about this space on paper my plan was to fill the loft here and put a desk here facing the wall put storage and then a little seating area right here and the bench right this way and then I...
kind of started using the space um and I realized no that's not what I'm gonna do at all god it's right so now I completely reversed this idea after spending some time in here so I don't want to sit in there sleeping at the wall and with it with my desk in this corner right here right here storage came to things like that in the back in than anything else just kind of fill it's out there so I have a lot of stuff in this cart right now kind of useful things so one of my first things that I want to do is build like a compact storage cart I was debating whether I might I saw why is that important but I just used all the time and this what I can bring outside when I use I think I'm gonna get some hopes and hang it on this wall right here so it's out of the win of course this has been a long process and I think often when you look at these kinds of things but you see these

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s there is renovation channels and and stuff like that it seems like this takes place overnight by always you know you just make it like immediately but this is actually taking me about a year to do of course I could have been more efficient I could have focused on it completely and got it done a lot faster but I do think that I'm a pretty good representation of how people might actually do this a little bit at a time when you can do it when you have the time so it's kind of like a dream come true to get it to this point this gorgeous little hide when I've...
actually been coming out here at night lately and I mean this is a very short walk from my house but the thing is it is not my house I'm not sitting in my bedroom editing this separation which is just so nice to have on this wall back here I eventually want to make some really nice hand tool storage and everything but I'm not quite there yet so I'm going to put up some pieces that I already have to make it more useful in the meantime I need to put some curtains up it's so bright and you can see the computer or anything now I also want to take a moment and thank my patrons for supporting in my work and my channel and this past year or really the past like three years I've really been a time of transition for me having my kid moving across the country that's getting settled in and then working on this space and it's been kind of tough to be honest finally getting to the point now where I can do the kind of work that I want to do and I'm really looking forward to it so I want to thank you guys for supporting me throughout this process and for sticking with me and yeah if you want to support the channel and the work that I'm doing here and that I want to do more in the future then please check out the link in the description below but yeah I think that is about it thank you guys so much for watching yeah I hope the video was interesting and useful let me know if you have any questions in the comments below and I'll see you guys soon bye...