Monday, November 14, 2011

Growlery, Phase II Completion

A couple of people have inquired about the progress of the Growlery. It's slowly coming along.

My workbench will be centered on this, the  west wall. The boxes in the corners are actually temporary stereo speakers.  I have a flush, wall-mount set that I will install when I put up the sheetrock. 

Same wall. The windows slide up in the wall, so I have to  insulate above the window with 3/4" foam panels. I think the ceiling will probably be tongue-in-groove pine, painted off-white.

The light fixture with the cover removed. My vision is not good and will continue deteriorating, so I installed as robust a fixture as was feasible. It's pretty intense, so I wired it with two switches, so I can turn on either three tubes or six. I also bought a dark woodgrain linoleum remnant for the floor to make nuts, bolts and widgets as visible as possible. There is another single light and a cigar exhaust fan above the desk on the other end of the room.
The desk corner. Eventually there will be wainscoting and bookshelves in this corner.  The wall-heater under the window throws off pretty good heat, but just in case I wired another circuit under the north window for a future  auxiliary heater if I need it.


13 comments:

Margadant said...

I'm liking this a lot.

One thing though - how is that you're so neat and organized in this mid-construction phase? You doing a spread in the Freeborn County Architects' Digest?

Gunnar Berg said...

I moved the toolbox, etc for the photo op.

gabriel said...

It is beautiful as is, I look forward to the further evolution.
speakers in, i see you have your priorities right.

Gunnar Berg said...

Thanks. Obviously beauty is, in fact, in the eye of the beholder.

Oldfool said...

You rich folk are way to fancy.

Gunnar Berg said...

Rich is relative. I have been a little lucky.

Anonymous said...

I am overly impressed. You are a talented guy. Dex

Gunnar Berg said...

Thanks Dex. You have always been easy to impress, or at least you are gracious about other people's foibles and follies.

Silk Hope said...

An architecturaly significant project.

Mr. Hope

George A said...

Gunnar: I saw this and immediately thought of you:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/uknews/8926077/Shed-love-a-selection-of-images-of-readers-sheds-and-sheds-of-the-famous.html

Maybe you could be like Dylan Thomas and go out to your shed and drink a lot and then write the Albert Lea version of Under Milkwood or maybe a Child's Christmas in Wales. It could happen...

Gunnar Berg said...

Very cool. She'd kill me.

George A said...

Yes, yes, you'd "suffer" for your art, but you'd go out in style! I fancy the "boat house" myself.

Gunnar Berg said...

I'm digging deeper and stealing images for another entry.