This photo shows the Banjo shop in the very beginning stages of renovation. To start building banjos, Chuck needed a place to put all the tools. So out goes the plumbing storage area and in goes the climate and humidity controlled weather tight building. Along with a bunch of tools, I wanted a strong dust collection system. I did not want anyone in the family to experience illness from inhaling wood dust.
The old building originally appeared to be a smaller house. It served as an uncooled or heated garage type of thing before we bought the place. It leaned in two directions and had many gaps in the wood. We removed the large doors, added windows and rebuilt the walls. (The rafters and foundation are almost the only original parts of the building left).