IT’S THE FIRST SNOW DAY OF THE YEAR! We won’t lie, we’ve been waiting for this day for a while now. And with the launch of Disney+ this morning, we’re, ummm, extremely busy. Sometime today we’ll get off our asses and head out to the workshop to work on a client project and a few signs for around the house, but until then, its’ time for The Incredibles.
We were out in the workshop last night when we received the wonderful alert that today would be a beloved snow day. Our reaction went something like this:
Speaking of the workshop, while we’ve hinted about the space in previous posts, we’ve yet to share any photos or specifics quite yet. When we first looked at the house in September 2018, having a workshop wasn’t on our must-have list. Alan’s an aspiring woodworker, so coming across a house with a workshop made us so damn excited.
Here’s a look at our workshop way back in January when we moved in.
Alan was so excited to unpack all of his stuff for the workshop when we first moved in. 95% of everything we owned sat in storage for five months, including all of his tools. Here’s a few shots from the day we started unpacking.
And here’s a video tour of what the workshop looks like today. Usually it’s way messier with tools scattered all over, and a thin layer of sawdust as far as the eye can see…
Our workshop is about 24’x30′, providing us space to work on projects, and store things like extra sheetrock and molding, our lawnmower, and eventually our porch swing for the winter (still haven’t gotten around to that quite yet). The workshop area is centered around a huge 8×8′ island (with electrical outlets built in!) along with countertops and shelves all the way around. The previous owner also left several tools behind, which have been handy.
We’ve loved having this space, and we’ve put it to good use already! Here are some examples of things we’ve built out in the workshop.
A few benches that we’ve sold to customers:
A raised garden bed, which made the perfect gift for Laryssa’s grandma.
Our geometric shelves that hang in our living room.
A flower window box and shutters for the front of our garden shed (another space we haven’t posted about yet.)
And of course, we’ve started making Christmas signs for around the house as well, with the Cricut Air Explore 2 that we posted about on our last post being the star of the show.
We plan to continue to use the workshop to build furniture and decorations for our house, as well as build furniture and other pieces for clients as well. Have a project in mind? Send us a message using the ‘contact’ tab at the top of this page. Wanna follow along with our woodworking adventures? You can follow Beck Street Woodworking on Facebook and Instagram.