|Workshop by BigEd||posted 12-28-2008 06:39 AM||1042 reads||0 times favorited||6 comments|
My building is 40’ x 80’ with a wall in the middle making a 40’ x 40’ shop and an equal sized storage area. I laid it out to be as useful as possible for the things I like to do. One side is dedicated to woodworking, the other to metalworking. I try to keep the center clear for working with sheet goods and project assembly, or for working on a vehicle.
I had a local builder put up the main structure of the building, then I finished off the inside by studding the walls between the poles, insulating, and putting up the drywall. I ran the electrical circuits in conduit as I wanted the flexibility to easily add 110 / 220v circuits where they were needed.
I built the woodworking bench in 2001 – took two solid weeks to get it done, but it serves me very well.
I’m still working to make cabinets, shelves, lumber racks, etc. for storage, and have plans to put a small office area in one corner. Most of the existing “furnishings” come from local auctions.
-- BigEd, sawdust maker in Ohio