We moved back in October of last year into a house with a larger garage which meant I got a little more shop space. That was great, but with all of the household projects, renovations, and life in general, I didn’t really get to set up my shop how I wanted. I did add a 100 amp sub panel and numerous dedicated outlets before moving in but I basically just threw everything in the shop quickly so I could start working. Now, I’m ticking off the household projects and working on the shop little by little.
Here’s a link to a couple of panoramas of the shop:
The layout is pretty similar to my last shop. One change, though, is how I store my lumber. I hated having all my boards stacked horizontally on shelves, so I made this little soldier style vertical rack:
It’s a simple plywood platform and a 2×4 with some 1” dowels for separations of the different sizes. I’ve got a storage space for the rest of my lumber pile, so this is really just for the projects at hand. It can hold quite a bit of lumber, though right now it’s just got some lowly construction studs from my renovations.
Recently I’ve put everything but my workbench on wheels so I can move things around easily as things evolve. That meant cutting off the toe kicks on some cabinets and adding casters, like on my new drill press cabinet:
I lined the walls with french cleats so that I can move the wall cabinets around, too. Like my new finishes cabinet:
I plan to make a few more changes, but I’m pretty happy with the layout so far and it feels a lot like my old shop. I’d like to add some dust collection piping along the machine wall and paint the walls white, but those things will have to wait until I knock out some more household projects.
Thanks for looking.
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