Karyl’s Hill Country shop
I ‘discovered’ wood just a couple of years ago when I was unexpected left with a lot of material for planned, but unfinished, remodeling projects. One thing led to another – new tools, new skills, etc. and I outgrew the carport (which was one of those projects). I needed a space, more than anything, to protect my tools but also where I could make stuff year-round. What you see is what I, a forty-something uber-geek single mom, and my then 17 y/o big strappin’ boy built from the ground up. Here north of San Antonio, cedar is king, decorative-wise, so I used it for all the external trim, doors, porch, etc.
Workshop straight ahead with carport to the right. Native cedar posts for the porch and for the shed roof to the right.
Doors are multi-fold (like closets) so, when open, I get nice breezes through both 8x8 openings. Cabinet doors are clad with whiteboard for thinking outloud.
Instead of plywood for roof sheathing, I used 1x6 T&G. Looks groovy! Cheated with Rockler bench bases but made the tops with plywood, formica and cedar edging. Big windows on the back are re-utilized French doors from Habitat for Humity's Re-Store.
Lots of pegboard! Need a bit more staining on the T&G on the walls, small ceiling mount heater for the occasional Texas cold days. 6x8 opening for more breeze with sliding barn-door style doors.
My dad is metal man - he made the door hardware that matches the the doors for the tool, garden and bathroom(s) in the carport (it's no ordinary carport!)