A journal of TMI

Woodshop/Studio Study

So it has been decided that this beauty simply won’t fit – or if it would- it’s too ambitious and over budget. The realization hit when I found out it would cost $2200 to remove a large tree that is in the foundation line. I already knew it was over budget and if I could squeak it by I probably wouldn’t have anything left to purchase equipment and certainly wouldn’t be able to complete any details of the finish. It gave me a sense of relief to decide to scale it back. But she was a beauty.

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So here is the most basic shop. One story with rafters and a little vaulted space above. No openings are shown but could have banks of wide fenestration above the rafters facing the yard with small portals below.

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This could have an effect similar to this shop:


In reality- a 20 x 40 shop that had a feel like above would be a total blessing and is more than good enough. I will have to price it and consider it. But I couldn’t stop myself from asking what more might look like and cost, short of the maximal one that I’ve discarded.

I could maybe get an office space by raising half of the building to what is allowed. First attempt:

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I actually like this one a lot but there are things to discuss about it.

I tried every iteration I could think of of these basic designs, but won’t type out all my reactions or reasons for limiting it to these. Of course there are other possibilities- but Deadline is approaching and these are cool enough to choose from, unless something pops up:

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But I think the one that is winning is this one:

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The ridge structure will allow for fans, skylights, dust collection ducting and the maximum of vaulted ceiling that looks great in the actual examples shown above in photos. Open to ideas and counter-arguments but want to wrap up this decision process ASAP.