G’day one and all,
Ive just come across this site - how awesome is it!
Anyway i’ll kick off my fist post with my 12x6 timber framed double garage and workshop I’ve been building over the last three weeks with my friend who’s a retired builder. It’s soooo close to completion I can almost taste it haha
its now at lockup stage and I’ve been scouting around for workshop ideas (and how I found this site)
I’ll post some photos of the progress so far. However I’m looking for inspiration for my workshop layout now everything’s at lockup.
Power was just connected last week so have been busy this wet and windy weekend in WA in getting all power points laid out ready for wiring.
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G'day one and all,
I've only just come across this site, how awesome is it!
I've been looking for inspiration as I'm now at lockup stage on a 12x6m timber framed double garage and workshop I've been building with a friend who's a retired builder over the last three weeks during some long service leavend and all built with Bunnings timber products! (sponsorship welcome hehe)
I'm just about ready to start constructing some work benches once I complete the electical.
Anyway here are some build photos
These were taken after the first coat and a second coat had been applied so looks even better.
Thanks for the photos, Nice workshop
but you might want to have the structural timber floor loading & bearings Structurally Checked and certified by an Engineer
OT, It would be remiss of me not to point that out
What an exciting time for you! The workshop is coming along really well. Many thanks for sharing such terrific progress shots.
So you're looking for inspiration for your workbenches? What are you mainly going to be using the workshop for? Are you looking to build storage too?
I would start by checking out these very popular previous discussions:
A very warm welcome to the Workshop community. We're really pleased you could join us, and appreciate your enthusiasm for the site! There will be loads of community members who are like me and looking forward to seeing how this project progresses, and seeing what you get up to next.
Thanks @BIM_Engineer due to the size of the building I had to go through local planning and building approvals with the local shire so as part of the building approval process I had all structurals done by relevant qualified structural engineer Including collar tied truss design specked up as we were constructing these so good to go on that front 👍. It’s definately important to consider these things when embarking on something as important as the workshop 😁
Thanks for the reply, BTW, I didn't query the roof trusses
Care to share the certified framing details supporting the mezzanine Floor?
Generally where Floor Beams aren't located directly over the studs
Double Top plates are recommended?
I suggest you beef them up at $4/m for the extra timber, better safe than sorry later
OT I see a thousand photos a week ( excluding websites), about 40% are non compliant of those 10% are structural and require addition effort
You might also want to stiffen those single studs either side supporting
the opening lintel/ beam. Generally for concentrated loads I use double studs
Apart from that happy mezzanine loading
You can never have enough storage