Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Shop Talk

You likely have seen the bumper sticker on rusty old cars saying something like: Laugh, it's Paid for. Well, I could say the same thing for my main workshop. I built this in no time at all (you would never have guessed, right?) from driftwood dimensional lumber, reclaimed cedar shakes, free recycled windows, and a little plastic and nails from the hardware store. Total cost: under $100.

It ain't pretty, but it's home~ well, not exactly home. I do about 50% of my work in here. The saw is around back in a woodshed. And I work quite a lot in the garage, too. Picture taking, computer work and packing all takes place in the real house~ which fortunately doesn't look anything like this.

Would I like an attractive fully insulated well designed heated workshop? Sure. Would I like to pay the $40,000 plus it would take to build it? Nope. For now, I'm happy in my $100 hut.

Why not visit my store and see the beautiful things I make in my ugly hut? Click here.

8 comments:

  1. I stopped by your store. Nice artwork. Hey, the hut works. I am a mechanic by trade, working for myself, mobile, out of the back of my Jeep. I would love a hut!

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  2. I stopped by your store. Nice artwork. Hey, the hut works. I am a mechanic by trade, working for myself, mobile, out of the back of my Jeep. I would love a hut!

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  3. Hi zacharias~ glad you like it. I do too, in fact. Spend so much time in there, it's almost like home!

    Hi Jennas~ Thanks for the compliment on my work~ Appreciate that! Yes, you're right, the hut works fine. And the price was right! Working out the back of a Jeep would be way tougher! Thanks again. Tim

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  4. This is pretty good -

    http://www.derekhail.com

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  5. Thanks, Derek!

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  6. Cool hut! I had a similar situation with my studio. Spend $20,000 to have a totally awesome built in patio or spend under $500 to have a good enough place to work! As an artist, I had no choice but to chose the less expensive option.
    Very cool work in your store! Seems the hut has served its purpose!

    :)

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  7. Hi Paula,
    Thanks so much~ both for not laughing too hard at the hut (you know what it's like!), and for checking out my work. The hut with a new different type of roof is going to look just great~ but first I have to put a new roof on the house. Thanks again! Tim

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