Shed to office conversion!

Misc progress report below:

2011.10.18 finished cleaning out shed and removing all existing fixtures/items
2011.10.19 reinforced west wall, installed 36″x36″ window

Thurs 10/20
x Seal gaps with expanding foam

Fri 10/21
x roofing felt
x wood supports
x Install foam

Sat/Sun 22/23

Taking a break for a trip to play disc-golf in Winona and visit John in STL. Stopped by Lowe’s to pickup supplies including screws and trim.

Mon 24th
(x) Pickup poplar wood for trim
(80%) Plywood up (80% done with plywood, have not started panel board)
(1/2) Lacquer the wood trim (first coat complete)

Tues 25th (planned)
x Wood trim done: 1 coat lacquer 2 coats polyurethane
x Finish the east wall
x All plywood done
(60%) of whiteboard paneling done

Wed 26th
Finish white panelboard installation
Install trim

After KS/Spfd trip
Install flooring
Mount triple monitors!
Build desk using black glass
Commence working :-)

2011.10.31

Flooring installed:

Partial view of flooring, final baseboards not yet installed

2011.11.01

Mounted monitors:

3 Dell monitors mounted with VESA wall mounts, before final adjustment

Late November: “HouseWarmer” brand heater installed

 

More photos to be posted…


x (planned) seal gaps, x install barrier material (rf), install vapor barrier, add supports/braces, x install insulation, install plywood, install white board, entryway for wiring

Potential futons (since this is also a guest room)

Amazon.com: Dorel Home Products Emily Splitback Futon, Black: Furniture & Decor 

Amazon.com: Dorel Home Products Emily Splitback Futon, Black: Furniture & Decorhttp://www.amazon.com/Dorel-Home-Products-Emily-Splitback/dp/B005FKMUHQ/ref=sr_1_13?s=furniture&ie=UTF8&qid=1319422564&sr=1-13Multi position split back sofa sleeper Rich, faux leather upholstery is practical and easy to maintain Sophisticated and contemporary design with its beautiful chrome legs…
Amazon.com: Dorel Home Products Emily Splitback Futon, White: Home & Garden 

Amazon.com: Dorel Home Products Emily Splitback Futon, White: Home & Gardenhttp://www.amazon.com/Dorel-Home-Products-Emily-Splitback/dp/B005FKMVN4/ref=pd_sbs_etk_hg_fd__1Multi position split back sofa sleeper Rich, faux leather upholstery is practical and easy to maintain Sophisticated and contemporary design with its beautiful chrome legs…
Amazon.com: Dorel Home Products Delaney Sofa Sleeper, Black: Furniture & Decor 

Amazon.com: Dorel Home Products Delaney Sofa Sleeper, Black: Furniture & Decorhttp://www.amazon.com/Dorel-Home-Products-Delaney-Sleeper/dp/B004LQ1QN4/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_topCombine comfort, function and style with this casual convertible sofa and sleeper. Perfect for sitting, lounging or sleeping.
Amazon.com: Homelegance Elegant Lounger, Fruitvale: Furniture & Decor 

Amazon.com: Homelegance Elegant Lounger, Fruitvale: Furniture & Decorhttp://www.amazon.com/Homelegance-4791PU-Elegant-Lounger-Fruitvale/dp/B002SACK4Y/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_tThe Fruitvale Elegant Lounger is offered in a black faux leather cover with contrasting baseball stitching. This contemporary sofa converts from sofa to lounging bed with little…
Amazon.com: Dorel Home Products 3163 196 Belle Revolution Convertible Sleeper Futon, White: Furniture & Decor 

Amazon.com: Dorel Home Products 3163 196 Belle Revolution Convertible Sleeper Futon, White: Furniture & Decorhttp://www.amazon.com/Dorel-Home-Products-3163-196/dp/B003AKZN36/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319596775&sr=8-1Converts quickly and easily to a full size sleeper Back is adjustable allowing multiple positions Hidden support legs add stability when in sleep position Features plush faux…

Other cool shed-to-office projects:

DeHamerspace » Working At Home – The Office

DeHamerspace » Working At Home – The Officehttp://dehamerspace.com/2008/04/08/working-at-home-the-office/As it turns out there was another option that was immediately obvious: build a stand-alone office. Our house isn’t particularly big, but we do have a pretty good sized lot…

 

 

Backyard Shed Turned Home Office

Backyard Shed Turned Home Office (info about the prev link…)http://lifehacker.com/397216/backyard-shed-turned-home-officeThese are just a few pictures of the construction. See Brian’s full Home Office Flickr set for more details. Amazing work! Update: Brian says the whole thing cost about $6,000 to complete (though he did do the wiring work himself to save cash). The shed alone cost about $3,800 (which included delivery and installation).

Shed Conversion: Home Office & Guest House 

Shed Conversion: Home Office & Guest Househttp://www.the2ndkey.com/showthread.php?93-Shed-Conversion-Home-Office-amp-Guest-HouseShed Conversion: Home Office & Guest House Converting a shed into a home office, guest house or “man cave” can make a lot of sense from a zoning and taxation…

20 Creatively Hacked Urban Garden Shed Offices | Cartridge Save Blog

20 Creatively Hacked Urban Garden Shed Offices | Cartridge Save Bloghttp://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/news/20-creatively-hacked-urban-garden-shed-offices/The garden shed can serve as a way for the telecommuting employee to maintain better boundaries between work and home because it’s a separate space away from the rest of…

 

Misc semi-related links:

Mooney Wall -- A low cost, high R value wall

Mooney Wall — A low cost, high R value wallhttp://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Conservation/MooneyWall/MooneyWall.htmThe Mooney wall provides high R value, low thermal bridging, and good resistance to infiltration.   All this at a low cost (especially if you are providing the…
ColoradoENERGY.org – R-Value Tablehttp://www.coloradoenergy.org/procorner/stuff/r-values.htmR values for a wide variety of material!

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