A new home for Human Crafted.
Two years ago we bought a 1950 ranch home from a family friend in the town we grew up in. A Summer of remodeling, followed by a Winter living/working in the new space (or what’s done of it), led me to decide to let go of my great space in Madison and set out to build a new space on our property. It’s a modest 12x24 ft, but hopefully will be just the right amount of space for lasering, wood working, and running the cnc.
About the size of a one car garage, the rectangular shape was the largest size we could fit on our property within the setbacks required by the city. We got special permission to exceed the setback spacing to the house because of a fire separation wall we put in the garage during out remodel.
The transom windows at one end are a set of three operable awning windows that match window sizes in another part of our house. The door is a double french door with full glass that swings out. And the square window at the other end is a vintage picture window we took out of the house when we remodeled. The roof is metal standing seam, which also runs down the back, and the three remaining sides are vertical tongue and groove, pre-finished cedar.
The shop won’t be spacious, so I’ll be using the space as efficiently as I can. It will house my large laser and the CNC router, plus MFT work tables and work surfaces.
The roof is framed with cathedral ceiling trusses, and one half of the space will have an 8ft lofted ceiling, creating an attic space for sheet good storage. 9ft walls also help make the space feel larger, as well as make it easier to move large sheets of plywood around.
12.5 ft x 24 ft, 6in poured concrete slab with insulation under slab, polished finish.
2x4 construction, with 7/16” OSB sheathing on exterior walls. Wrapped in Tyvek house wrap.
Custom manufactured wood trusses, 6/12 pitch, 2x4 construction. Metal truss spacers. 5/8” OSB sheathing + Ice & Water winter guard roofing underlayment.
Custom Andersen 100 Series Awning, factory mulled. 3 units of 3’1-1/4”x2’3-1/4”.
Waudena Double Entry Door, 6’0” x 6’8”, Smooth steel + Clear LE glass, outswing. Aluminum clad Dura frame with ADA mill finish sill.
Original 1950 Andersen double pane picture window, 52”x57”.
Advantage-Lok II 15.625” Galvalume 24GA matte black standing seam panels, smooth profile.
Pre-finished cedar tongue and groove, 1”x6”
Spray foam in ceiling + fiberglass batts in walls. Finished in 1/2” BCX UL Sanded Plywood.
Local contractor + Menards