Things have moved ahead. It’s now three months since I came to this unit and this is how it’s gone…
By far the most time-consuming aspect was unpacking the 150 or so cardboard boxes. How I crammed much of the above into an 11′ x 18′ garage beats me.
These images convey the emerging premises, but not the hundreds of hours of unpacking, moving, sawing, drilling and hammering and swearing involved.
The joiner had to contend with a few issues in this former MoD building, not least of all a floor that isn’t perfectly flat.
It was important to get the scaling right, even if that meant using nearly half the available space in creating a light and attractive retail space.
It’s interesting how ideas form when you’re planning. The colour scheme takes its cues from one of my favourite rifles, the Marlin 1895SBL in 45-70.
“What’s your favourite firearm” is a question I can never answer, but this would probably be in the top five.
Not having the space too enclosed has also allowed us to make more of the existing lighting. When you walk in, you don’t feel like you’ve entered a broom cupboard.
There’s a lot more work to be done, decorating and dressing the retail area but the joinery work is almost complete.
Next, the metal fabrication work.