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SSLance
12-27-2013, 05:01 AM
My shop has been a 13 year long project, and is still evolving...I'm not sure it'll ever be done. I have in my mind what I want it to end up being, but life just keeps getting in the way so to speak.


It started off at a 36x50 full concrete foundation, stick framed outbuilding built back in 2001.


https://static1.pt-content.com/images/pt/2013/12/Outbuildingphotos00111-1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/LSVLance/media/House%20Pictures/Outbuildingphotos0011-1.jpg.html)


The first couple of years while I was absorbing the initial build costs, it was basically a boat and yard equipment storage facility.


https://static1.pt-content.com/images/pt/2013/12/garagemahal5-1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/LSVLance/media/House%20Pictures/garagemahal5.jpg.html)


I did use spray in foam insulation and hung a 4 ton heat pump from the trusses to heat and cool the space.


About 3 years ago now I guess I finally got to add a two post lift to the shop.


https://static1.pt-content.com/images/pt/2013/12/IMG00061201011161921-1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/LSVLance/media/House%20Pictures/IMG00061-20101116-1921.jpg.html)


Then I changed things up a bit and built an apartment in the back of the shop for my Dad to live in.


https://static1.pt-content.com/images/pt/2013/09/DSC01529-1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/LSVLance/media/House%20Pictures/Father%20in%20Law%20Quarters/DSC01529.jpg.html)


I was able to put a loft up above the apartment to gain back some of the storage I lost by the addition. This picture was taken from up in the loft. What a mess...


https://static1.pt-content.com/images/pt/2013/12/DSC01530-1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/LSVLance/media/House%20Pictures/Father%20in%20Law%20Quarters/DSC01530.jpg.html)


I also had to move the lift back about 10 feet. did that project by myself without taking the lift apart. Yes, there were a couple of pucker moments...at one point my Dad went back into his apartment and said "I can't watch this".


https://static1.pt-content.com/images/pt/2013/12/DSC01577-1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/LSVLance/media/Luckydog%20Ranch/DSC01577.jpg.html)


Here's what the inside of the shop looks like today.


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And here's the best outside shot I have of it...


https://static1.pt-content.com/images/pt/2013/12/FlagPole1a1-1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/LSVLance/media/House%20Pictures/FlagPole1a-1.jpg.html)

Ron Sutton
12-27-2013, 01:57 PM
Very nice !

bmbrzmn101
12-30-2013, 03:23 PM
Lance I like you shop alot. And after your Dad moves out I guess you can move in. Does he complain about his noisy neighbor in the shop?

Chris

SSLance
12-30-2013, 07:46 PM
Thanks, I try to not go our there too early in the morning on the weekends. The few times I've forgot to turn the compressor off and it leaked down enough to light off at 3 am in the morning I've heard about it though.

It's cool having him 150' and two walls away if I need to do something to help him out, while at the same time he's 150' and two walls away so it's not any kind of hindrance with him being there either. Most people that live in subdivisions have neighbors closer to them than Dad is to us.

It's not a huge apartment but he can park his car inside the garage with a door opener, can smoke inside, and has a huge fenced back yard with a nice deck for his pretty large dog. Not many apartments around with those kinds of amenities available.

Ron Sutton
12-31-2013, 09:16 AM
Thanks, I try to not go our there too early in the morning on the weekends. The few times I've forgot to turn the compressor off and it leaked down enough to light off at 3 am in the morning I've heard about it though.

It's cool having him 150' and two walls away if I need to do something to help him out, while at the same time he's 150' and two walls away so it's not any kind of hindrance with him being there either. Most people that live in subdivisions have neighbors closer to them than Dad is to us.

It's not a huge apartment but he can park his car inside the garage with a door opener, can smoke inside, and has a huge fenced back yard with a nice deck for his pretty large dog. Not many apartments around with those kinds of amenities available.

That's cool. Enjoy your time with him. It's gone before you know.

Pt109
01-02-2016, 08:25 PM
Very nice. I see its been awhile since anyone else posted anything. I have been in contact with Ron Sutton also, great guy look forward to his help on my build. I like your Monte as well, its been fun watching your build altho spuratic. now i have you subscribed. Bruce

04-29-2016, 05:41 AM
Great looking place Lance!

Motown 454
02-17-2017, 01:47 PM
Wow! beautiful setup Lance.

minendrews68
03-07-2017, 08:14 AM
Plenty of acreage, doesn't look like your nearest neighbor is only a few feet away, great looking place... What's not to like, I'm jealous!