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Lab Build

Updated: Dec 14, 2023



February 2023

Started with:

  • 2000 Sq Ft Pole Barn

  • The rough blueprint below - finished side for office - unfinished side for shop

  • An idea to make an awesome lab space for Rustic Security



A blank canvas...



March 2023

  • Moved into the unfinished side of the polebarn to be in the space and force myself to work myself into a finished space

  • Got with my friends Nick and Mike to help me with a material list

Starting Setup - it was better to have the garage door open so WiFi from my home could reach the shop (got that fixed with a mesh set up eventually)




May 2023

  • Materials delivered

  • Framing Started (first time I had ever used a nail gun!)


Late May - June 2023

  • Framing completed for office side

  • Floor joists installed for loft above

  • Electrical completed

  • Heat Pump Installed - finally got working HVAC!




Getting it framed - who says the top step of a ladder can't be used?





July 2023

  • Spray Foam Insulation - which really kept the heat out


August 2023

  • Drywall hung, mudded, and sanded

  • Moved into semi finished side of the shop


The temporary work setup until I get it finished.


To come in the next few months...

  • Lab Test Bench Install

  • Painting and Trim

  • Lab side install of EV Charger






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