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.
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).
This is a pano of the shed from inside when it was delivered.
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.
My buddy setting up power from the main breaker.
I used a spade drill bit to make holds through the studs and run wiring to each outlet.
Where the light switch will be.
Wiring up the box on the shed side.
Sheetrock's half in, here.
From the outside, now there's an external outlet and a light socket where we'll hang an outside light.
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.
The exterior, which I managed to put some gray paint on during memorial day. I still need to paint the trim.
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.