Construction Of The Tying/gear Shed Has Started.

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Mark Walker, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. mtskibum16

    mtskibum16 Active Member

    That's how it always goes. I'm sure you'll be very happy with the end product though. What changes would you have made?
  2. Steve Call

    Steve Call Active Member

    Look'n good Mark! I still think you're going to need a big screen TV to watch fly tying videos.
  3. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    Giving the dimensions of some of the cabinets/cases, I would have used windows a bit smaller and perhaps repositioned the door to save usable space.
  4. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Looks absolutely wonderful to me, Mark. You did a fine job!
  5. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    Thanks, JIm.
    I'm looking forward to finishing it. It'll be a while though. Time and $$!
  6. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    Progressing along as time allows.
    Ceiling/attic access finished. One good lesson...make sure you put the 4x8 sheets above the rafters BEFORE they are all set in place! I ALMOST screwed up here until a friend brought this brilliant fact to my attention.
    Got a great deal on 6 6" (shallow) IC light cans INCLUDING decorative rings/inserts off eBay for about $73 with UPS 1 day shipping.
    2 major home improvment stores here wanted $16-$18 each, plus another $7-$9 for the inserts/finish rings + tax.. One store told me there was no such thing as a IC shallow can! "IC" means insulation can come in contact with the can, "Non IC" cans have to have a 4" space between the can and insulation.
    My savings was about 50% buying of eBay.
    Hoping to finish the electrical Monday. Insulation and dry wall up next.

    1shed35.jpg 1shed36.jpg
  7. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    Electrical roughed in and passed city inspection on Tuesday. Have a total of 11 wall outlets inside, two in the overhead and one exterior.
    6 ceiling lights are on a dimmer switch and separate switch for 2 attic lights.
    Picked up the stack of R19 insulation batts for 2x6 ceiling studs for a mere $20 from Home Depot...all open bag pieces! BIG savings!
    1shed37.jpg 1shed38.jpg
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  8. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

    OK, Mark, now I'm confused; it's southern California, right? What's the insulation for??:D Hell of a job, sir!
  9. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    It keeps the cool air in:D
  10. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

    Looking real nice Mark!

  11. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    When can I move in?
  12. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    You are welcome here any time, friend!:)
  13. NCL

    NCL Active Member


    This thread has been very interesting to watch, thanks for the journey.
  14. How is it looking now?
  15. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    Been stymied trying to get fiber optics from the house to the shed.
    Hopefully, Verizon will get it done tomorrow.
    Been suffering with "shingles" so it really holds me back.
    Outside trim is finished and the thru-wall AC has been installed.

    Lots of counter-sinking nails, caulking, etc. before painting.
    With the fiber optics in, I can finish the insulation and get to the drywall.
    Best to all!
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  16. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    Attached Files:

  17. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    Error with above pics.
    2nd try...... 1shed40.jpg 1shed42.jpg
  18. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

    Nicely done Mark!! That is going to be a really nice place to get away for a little bit. Congrats.
  19. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Mark, You have taken "Man Cave" to an entirely new level. Looking great!
  20. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    Thank you, gentlemen!
    Not looking forward to the drywall:(

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