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    Senior Member Living the Highlife's Avatar
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    DIY Workshops: show em off

    If you fellow DIY’ers are like me at all, the word extravagant comes to mind. I will be going on deployment soon, and when I get back, I plan on building a shed/workshop for all my hammocking/DIY related stuff. No space is being allotted for yard junk or anything like that. I have full permission from the boss lady herself to let my imagination run free. Since I normally run my hammock imagination through you fine folks, I pose the question, if you had free reign to build a decent sized shed/garage strictly for a workshop and hammocking related business, how would you do it, and what type of stuff would you add? Keep in mind that I have about a 15’ x 15’ leeway here, and not much more, so I am limited in space, but I have seen some cool workshops in that small of an area. For those that already have an area to which I’m speaking, can you please snap some photos? I have six months to plan and work on this idea, so I want it to be perfect.
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    Awesome predicament you're in there buddy. Sounds like you've got a great gal!


    With 15x15 available, you've got lots of options. Here are some things I'd work into the plan if I was putting it together:

    - 15' is a good hang length. Anchor points on two of the walls for testing a setup or rigging, or for "indoor hanging" when the mood strikes.

    - Create a nice big workspace around your sewing machine to make handling all that fabric a bit easier.

    - Leave a large enough area of smooth, clean, uncluttered floor space to lay out projects.

    - Do you have a tree nearby? Locate the building so you can hang between the tree and a porch post or other outside anchor point.

    - And just my personal preference-- Keep it rustic. This is after all, a pastime typically enjoyed in the woods!

    Please let us know what you come up with, and be safe during your deployment!

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    Shug, at some point, posted his Man Cave/Nut Hut shots and he has a heck of place! You can see much of it in his videos as well. Would be great to take a look at.
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    Air Force? Where are you headed.

    I'm out right now and my wife has suggested building an outbuilding for a workshop, but it would be for more than just hammocking. I'm going to make a few folding kayaks for the family...

    Good luck on your deployment and the follow-up projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneEye View Post
    . . . I'm going to make a few folding kayaks for the family.
    Cool! I used to own a Folbot, great memories!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneEye View Post
    Air Force? Where are you headed.

    I'm out right now and my wife has suggested building an outbuilding for a workshop, but it would be for more than just hammocking. I'm going to make a few folding kayaks for the family...

    Good luck on your deployment and the follow-up projects.
    Navy Submariner, but can't say where I'm headed. thanks for the best wishes, I'm still a few months out now. At least I get to be here for the holidays.
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    First - thanks for your service.

    +1 on anchor points
    +1 on large area to work with fabric
    I would add
    - Good lighting and windows
    - it would be nice to be able to open things up and still keep the bugs out during the summer months.

    Good Luck with it.
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    I'll offer a couple of pics of my current space. I'm working on the walls, (plaster,) and it's messy sooo... It's about 12 x 14 I think.



    Definitely recommend a place to hang and a "test" the equipment. Preferably including a blanket and a place for books or other reading material. You know, for the full effect.

    Shelving. Can't have too much shelving.



    I repurposed an old computer desk as my sewing table. Works for me.



    I can get the hammock out the way and use the floor for some things, but it'a a little cramped. If I'm cutting anything big I have to use the dining room or something. I can't keep this place cleared out enough...
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    I enjoyed seeing the stack of hammock blanks there (atleast I think those are ) Can't have enough of those handy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arothian View Post
    I enjoyed seeing the stack of hammock blanks there (atleast I think those are ) Can't have enough of those handy
    Good call.

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