Topic: I made (but also mostly bought) a thing!

Hey guys. So like, I live in Oregon. Most of you live in SoCal so you know about expensive west coast living. Well, I'm on one income and support a family, but I managed to buy a modest house that's a thousand square feet, two bed, one bath. It's a great little house for the family. Only problem is that there's no place for me to have an office for my freelancing. So I decided to make one. We have a big yard/driveway, so there's a great space toward the front. Tuff Shed was running a deal so I bought an 8x10 lean-to, got an electrical permit and dug a trench from my house to the shed. My buddy did the electrical (that's what he does) and we've been putting in insulation, drywall, painting, and this week we're doing the flooring and finishing it up.

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The shed in all its glory, the day it was delivered/built in my driveway. At this point it's not painted (adding paint was an extra cost).

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This is a pano of the shed from inside when it was delivered.

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The trench I dug from my main breaker box on the side of my house to the shed. It took forever. 70 feet in all, had to be 20 inches deep to pass inspection. If I never dig another trench as long as I live, I'd die happy.

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My buddy setting up power from the main breaker.

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I used a spade drill bit to make holds through the studs and run wiring to each outlet.

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Where the light switch will be.

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Wiring up the box on the shed side.

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Sheetrock's half in, here.

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From the outside, now there's an external outlet and a light socket where we'll hang an outside light.

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Drywall is all hung! My son rockin' it inside. Still need to tape off the drywall and paint, then do the flooring. The gap in the drywall over the boxes is where the heating/cooling unit will go.

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The exterior, which I managed to put some gray paint on during memorial day. I still need to paint the trim.

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Newly gray wall and finished breaker box from my front yard.

Anyways, not quite done yet. This week we'll be laying the floors, finishing up the painting, installing the AC unit, outlets and light fixtures. Then I'll be putting my desk and chair in there, as well as all my figurines and I'll finally have a place to run my freelance business out of. Not that sitting at my kitchen table on a macbook to do all my creative work isn't a bucket of laughs.

Will post pics of the finished office.

"I solemnly swear I am up to no good." - Han Solo, Terminator 2: With a Vengeance

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HEY I WANT A LITTLE SHED OFFICE

Awesome post, thanks for sharing.

Teague Chrystie

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Yeah, that still looks like work.

Nicely done and thanks for sharing.

God loves you!

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I would love to have that, were it not for the fact that I live with my girlfriend, and my flat is huge, and I have more than enough office space.

But now I want one of those.

So bad.

Tomahawk Ellingsen

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Cool stuff! We have a shed in back with the opposite - is all wired up and ready for habitation, or workshop space, or whatever, but it needs to be torn down. It was half-disused by the previous owners and we haven't touched it; a contractor caught one look of it and proclaimed it full of mold, to say nothing of critters living in and under it.

Eventually we'll take it down and replace it; until then I enjoy this murdershed in our backyard.

But again - that looks like it'll be some awesome personal office space for you! My friends who do work from home and have kids would be jealous. And maybe starting to get ideas.

Boter, formerly of TF.N as Boter and DarthArjuna. I like making movies and playing games, in one order or another.

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Cool, but I'd kill for a raccoon sidekick to keep me company while I work.

So, cost is pretty good. I got the shed as you see it in the first couple of pics for $2900. That includes delivery and installation. The electrical, drywall, painting, insulation, etc, all depends on how much you can do yourself. In my case I know a guy who graciously did the electrical for me, so all things considered I paid an extra $2k to get it renovated but it would have been considerably more expensive had I used contractors for everything.

But if you have resources to do it all yourself you can do it dirt cheap.

"I solemnly swear I am up to no good." - Han Solo, Terminator 2: With a Vengeance

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Not gonna lie, an unreasonable part of me wanted to adopt this fox.

Boter, formerly of TF.N as Boter and DarthArjuna. I like making movies and playing games, in one order or another.

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Finished room. Since then I've put a monitor in there. Then this week I'll be populating it with my stupid figurines and a couple of my better movie posters. I also need to get some sound treatment padding because it is echoey as crap in there.

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god damn it I want a thing like this

Super cool. YouTube has a jillion tutorials for DIY soundproofing.

Teague Chrystie

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I recognize and own that desk. Except I have it configured for a corner desk. Either way it has lasted me many many years.

Looking amazing dude, I love seeing it come along!

Boter, formerly of TF.N as Boter and DarthArjuna. I like making movies and playing games, in one order or another.

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You don't NEED to do sound proofing like that though, you could just hang stuff up on the walls.

Tomahawk Ellingsen

www.extendededition.net

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Yeah, that too. Curtains, towels, bodies, whatever.

Teague Chrystie

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Teague wrote:

Yeah, that too. Curtains, towels, bodies, whatever.

IDK wouldnt recommend. Every time I try that its really hard to hear my work over all the screaming.

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Pretty sure Costco has a good deal on non-screaming curtains.

Witness me!

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Yeah, just ask them for the Black Lodge starter pack.

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(a rumor says your your room might disappear for the next 25 years, but I wouldn't pay it much credit)

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Also, bodies are easier if they're dead.

Tomahawk Ellingsen

www.extendededition.net

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Tomahawk wrote:

Also, bodies are easier if they're dead.


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Other movie thing I do: youtube.com/BullskitComedy