Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Where I have been and what I've been doing: BigBikeBarn!

After years of working on bikes, in the living room area of my house, my wife has gotten fed up with bicycles being randomly placed in various placees around the living area of our home. So the BigBikeBarn has finally been built. I doubt this will completely cure the odd bicycle taking over her living space but hopefully it will reduce the number of incursions of maintenance sessions into the daily operations of our home.

This Barn has been needed for a really long time and has been a kind of dream of mine to have a "man cave"  to call my own. It is a 12x16 Tuff Shed that was built on site. I think it will be big enough for me to work on bikes but not so big as to allow me to collect more stuff than I can work on at any given time. The easy part was getting rid of all the stuff that clogged up my little metal shed and cleaning up the build site. I now have the long and arduous task of outfiting the Barn with all the things needed to organize all my tools, parts and workspaces in the way needed to make it into a working BigBikeBarn.

I have installed laminate flooring and a proper metal door. I need to install the wiring then insulate it and sheetrock or paneling. It must have an air conditioner and heater. I have got my work cut out for me, but that is what winter is for isn't it.


  1. That's great, I need one of those for exactly the same reasons, it sounds like. I can't wait to see what it looks like with sheet rock up.

  2. Go look for that AC unit. Get it by May!


  3. I could certainly do with one of those - I will put it on my wish list.

  4. That looks great! I had a shed in one of my homes, in the past. They can come in handy as a workshop. Make sure to get a AC unit though!
    Peace :)