This is the empty shell with everything stripped out.
Apart from the sink and the massive heating pipes which run along the length of the space - very toasty
Notice horrible fire door which blocks out so much light - replaced by one with glass panels. Anyone need a door?
Et voila, clean, painted wall.
The floor gets a light grey paint.
A long shelf went up along the far wall, suspended on chains and a batten. Most of our storage will be here.
Work top with a storage trolley on wheels
Stuff gets moved in before everything is finshed.
Then we build a storage unit for all the school stuff; tools and grindery.
We boxed in a downpipe from an old radiator we removed.
With everything built, we moved all our stuff in and have the task of housing it in the right place. It is quite a luxury to design a space knowing your needs and what you want to do in it. Hopefully we will get it right from the start. And be able to work more efficiently in a healthier environment.
You can just see the new glass door on the right and the track spot lights in the work area. This is where we will be making shoes and teaching our shoemaking classes.
The office area. We tried to divide the room in two with the leather store as the divider. It works pretty well and provides more wall space. We are going to make a tool wall on the workshop side with a space for everything.
Two small display cabinets for shoes.
Having just seen a customer this morning, Easter starts here. Have a good one and, until next week, happy shoemaking!