Wednesday Working – Painting and Underlayment

This week I finished painting the inside of the shop shed:

Underlayment down and ready for the vinyl tiles.

Not the greatest paint job, but it’s a workshop, not a work of art. Art might come out of the shop, but the color of the walls isn’t likely to affect the quality of the work. The floor is going to be a white vinyl title. That requires a little prep work so I had to put down a plywood underlayment for the tiles to stick too. The floor the shed came with wasn’t suitable for these self sticking titles so I had to lay down this 1/4 inch plywood stuff for the tiles to stick to.

I had to bring out my almost all purpose tool cart for the job:

The top deck is the miter saw, but I didn’t use that for the floor. Ah, there’s my tape measure.

It’s a thing I made out of recycled plywood from an old bookcase. Most of the time I just use the miter saw that’s buried under a power cord and other junk right now, but it also houses my air tools and compressor.

The compressor – oh look, that’s where my nail gun got to!

The compressor is below and being inside the cabinet reduces the noise just a bit.

My air tool collection.

On the other side are some shelves for air tools and supplies. I really wanted to get the underlayment down today because the weather forecast is showing that our warm weather is coming to an end this weekend and working outside might colder and possibly wetter. With the underlayment in, putting the titles in place can all be down inside and out of the weather and with the help of this thing, warmer too:

Soon, I’m going to need this to work in the shed shop.

The next step is getting out the chalk line and laying out the lines for the title installation. These are the titles I chose.

The vinyl titles for the flooring. Let me tell you, those things are heavy.

Yeah, more white. My eyes are getting old and I need all the light I can get and the white helps reflect more light. Once the titles are down, I can start moving tools in and getting to work on other projects.

If you need me, I’ll be in the shed.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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19 Responses to Wednesday Working – Painting and Underlayment

  1. G. J. Jolly says:

    I like the idea of your tool cart. I’m going to talk to my husband about making one for himself.

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  2. Dave says:

    I was with you until “chalk line”. So I guess with the vinyl tile you don’t just start in one corner and work your way to the other corners, like a checkerboard? Laying tile – even the self-stick vinyl kind – is past my DIY capability, so I’m more than happy to witness your adventure instead.

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    • Well, you could do that, but by the time you get to the other corner you’ll be off by 1/4 to 1/2 title. Also corners aren’t square so in most flooring you decide where the center of the room is and start working out from there and fudge at the edges where most people aren’t looking. Yeah, I’m making it harder on myself. πŸ˜‰

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  3. Baydreamer says:

    It looks great and love the tiles!

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  4. Wow, it’s starting to look like “the real thing”. Very exciting! πŸ™‚

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  5. lifelessons says:

    Bob would envy you this studio.. It’s looking great.

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  6. You are amazing. I like the idea of white tiles. Hadn’t thought of the reflection.

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  7. It is really looking good. It has been really nice to see it come together. I like bright as well. It will be an awesome workshop. πŸ™‚

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  8. davidprosser says:

    Do us all a favour Andrew. No accidents in there so those tiles say white,
    Hugs

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  9. I need one of those tool carts. Everytime I need a tool I have to go out and buy it. After I use it, it vanishes into my husband’s huge garage and I never see it again. 😏.

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