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The man-cave is up
« on: 01 December 2019, 20:25:11 »

On Friday the local company finally came to put up the timber garage we ordered back in September. They were incredibly efficient and the four of them were gone before 3pm  :o.



I then spent the weekend kitting it out with electric, lights and a proper workbench, something I've been missing for a long while now. I also built a platform so that I can store all the cr@p from the main house over the top of the kit car during the renovations.

To say I'm happy with it is a massive understatement!  :y
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Re: The man-cave is up
« Reply #1 on: 01 December 2019, 20:38:21 »

Excellent.  :y

On the essentials list when we do eventually move is a Garage / workshop space, i'm prepared to sacrifice all the bedrooms bar one to acheive this  ;D
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« Reply #2 on: 01 December 2019, 20:38:27 »

Awesome!  8)
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« Reply #3 on: 01 December 2019, 20:50:14 »

Really, really cool  8) 8)

Glad you went for the T&G  :y
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Re: The man-cave is up
« Reply #4 on: 01 December 2019, 20:52:38 »

Very, very nice mate 👍👍👍
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Re: The man-cave is up
« Reply #5 on: 01 December 2019, 22:47:37 »

Excellent.

What is your floor?
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Re: The man-cave is up
« Reply #6 on: 02 December 2019, 10:38:40 »

Thanks chaps, I was contemplating a This week in Jimmy's workshop thread, but I fear my skills don't come close to Nick's, and making DIY bits for the house is likely to be far less interesting than his efforts.   ;D

Excellent.

What is your floor?

Currently its just the 6" concrete slab that the building went on. Its been so wet here of late that I want to give the concrete time to properly cure before I put any kind of surface down. Also, due to rain we had to put a plastic sheet over the concrete while it set and there are some marks in the surface as a result.

In the fullness of time I will probably put a high-build resin floor down to take up the imperfections.
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« Reply #7 on: 02 December 2019, 10:49:58 »

Im not even slightly jealous of that. Not jealous at all. Why would I be ? Somewhere to have plenty of room to work on your car and have all your tools organised around the walls etc. Who needs that sort of thing anyway ?
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« Reply #8 on: 02 December 2019, 11:34:21 »

Im not even slightly jealous of that. Not jealous at all. Why would I be ? Somewhere to have plenty of room to work on your car and have all your tools organised around the walls etc. Who needs that sort of thing anyway ?
Warm..........you forgot warm.  ;D
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Re: The man-cave is up
« Reply #9 on: 02 December 2019, 11:53:14 »

Very nice  :)
though you need to keep that French fire hazzard well away from it ,wood burns very well  :y

Im not even slightly jealous of that. Not jealous at all. Why would I be ? Somewhere to have plenty of room to work on your car and have all your tools organised around the walls etc. Who needs that sort of thing anyway ?
Warm..........you forgot warm.  ;D
Indeed , us hardened Vauxhall masochists love the increased pain felt when the spanner slips and it's really cold ,increases the pain no end  ;D
also rain and snow is not available in a nice warm workshop ,though I guess you could rig a hosepipe to simulate the feeling of a river of cold rainwater running under your back as you work on your rusty Vauxhalls  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: 02 December 2019, 12:10:35 »

Very nice, Mr Jimmy. :y

Every man should have one by law. :y
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« Reply #11 on: 02 December 2019, 12:20:53 »



Every man should have one by law. :y
another item for Corbyn's manifesto
perhaps that is what all the tree planting is for ,to chop down and build man-caves  :-\
I may change my vote again  :P
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« Reply #12 on: 02 December 2019, 12:39:29 »

That looks to be brilliant! 8) 8) :y :y

Even us ladies could make good use of that :D ;)
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Re: The man-cave is up
« Reply #13 on: 02 December 2019, 12:57:28 »

Very nice  :)
though you need to keep that French fire hazzard well away from it ,wood burns very well  :y

Im not even slightly jealous of that. Not jealous at all. Why would I be ? Somewhere to have plenty of room to work on your car and have all your tools organised around the walls etc. Who needs that sort of thing anyway ?
Warm..........you forgot warm.  ;D
Indeed , us hardened Vauxhall masochists love the increased pain felt when the spanner slips and it's really cold ,increases the pain no end  ;D
also rain and snow is not available in a nice warm workshop ,though I guess you could rig a hosepipe to simulate the feeling of a river of cold rainwater running under your back as you work on your rusty Vauxhalls  ;D
Says the bloke with a Zafira... :D
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« Reply #14 on: 02 December 2019, 13:10:12 »

Very nice  :)
though you need to keep that French fire hazzard well away from it ,wood burns very well  :y

Im not even slightly jealous of that. Not jealous at all. Why would I be ? Somewhere to have plenty of room to work on your car and have all your tools organised around the walls etc. Who needs that sort of thing anyway ?
Warm..........you forgot warm.  ;D
Indeed , us hardened Vauxhall masochists love the increased pain felt when the spanner slips and it's really cold ,increases the pain no end  ;D
also rain and snow is not available in a nice warm workshop ,though I guess you could rig a hosepipe to simulate the feeling of a river of cold rainwater running under your back as you work on your rusty Vauxhalls  ;D
Says the bloke with a Zafira... :D
Off out shortly to check Mrs Builder's astra over in a bit ,hope the sun goes in first  :P no rain is forecast though  ::)
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Re: The man-cave is up
« Reply #15 on: 02 December 2019, 14:31:46 »

Looks great!  :)

Keep us updated with the 'decor' as it evolves
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« Reply #16 on: 02 December 2019, 14:42:35 »

Don't forget the work on the house, will you?  :)
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« Reply #17 on: 02 December 2019, 16:52:42 »

That looks to be brilliant! 8) 8) :y :y

Even us ladies could make good use of that :D ;)


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« Reply #18 on: 02 December 2019, 19:22:59 »

You could do with a visit from eboy he's an expert in getting garages warm-even if only for a short while :-X ;D ;D
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« Reply #19 on: 03 December 2019, 09:01:41 »

You could do with a visit from eboy he's an expert in getting garages warm-even if only for a short while :-X ;D ;D

Even being >1m away from the boundary, I think the neighbours are likely to complain if Eboy visits a wooden garage ... when the fences, hedges and trees are alight  :-X
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« Reply #20 on: 03 December 2019, 12:23:02 »


I suppose I should feel a bit guilty.

I used to have a huge garage/workshop probably big enough for about 4 Omegas  :o (never tested this!).

I bricked about two thirds of it off for a sort of "music" (well drum kit) room   ::)  I now have very tiny garage (no workshop  :y ) possibly big enough for a Smart car. But in reality it's just full of junk.

 ;)
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« Reply #21 on: 03 December 2019, 12:55:36 »

Looks great!  :)

Keep us updated with the 'decor' as it evolves

Sadly the only change imminently is it being filled up with cr@p from the house. At this rate I'm  either going to need to employ a Feng Shui expert, or a divorce lawyer.  ::)
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« Reply #22 on: 03 December 2019, 12:58:34 »

Looks great!  :)

Keep us updated with the 'decor' as it evolves

Sadly the only change imminently is it being filled up with cr@p from the house. At this rate I'm  either going to need to employ a Feng Shui expert, or a divorce lawyer.  ::)
These guys might be able to help...

https://www.theminimalists.com/ :D
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« Reply #23 on: 03 December 2019, 13:20:05 »


I suppose I should feel a bit guilty.

I used to have a huge garage/workshop probably big enough for about 4 Omegas  :o (never tested this!).

I bricked about two thirds of it off for a sort of "music" (well drum kit) room   ::)  I now have very tiny garage (no workshop  :y ) possibly big enough for a Smart car. But in reality it's just full of junk.

 ;)

hand in your man card on the way out.
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