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Salem, OR
United States

My Basement workshop.

10’6” X 21’6”
Its small, but I don’t have to share it with all the other stuff in the garage anymore.

I insulated the ceiling but left the concrete walls as is for now. I did paint them white to help reflect the light better.

I installed an angled cleat around the perimeter of the room. All my cabinets and other hangers are attached only to the cleat. I can move them easily if I need to rearrange.

I put in a separate circuit just for the shop. I put outlets every 4’ around the room. I have one separate 220V circuit for the dust collector.

Heat is supplied by a single baseboard heater. I can keep the shop at a comfortable temperature during the cold months. This summer I’ll have to look into a small window air conditioner. : )

-- Dave.

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#1 posted 02-26-2007 05:17 AM


Nice workshop and clean too!!!!!!!!!! I installed outlets in my shop about every 4 foot around the shop also and caught all kinds of flack from the wife that I had more outlets in my shop that we did in the whole house!!!!!!!!!!

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 02-26-2007 07:18 AM

Nope – no woodwork done here! No mess – no dust – no shavings – no projects under construction – and nothing on work surfaces.

A workshop is not supposed to look like an operating theater – that’s what I tell my wife and I’m sticking to it!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#3 posted 02-26-2007 02:32 PM

i remember when we had our addition put on the house and I saw how easy it was to put an outlet in—- well, I can tell you, that I was right on top of the electrician after that . “I want one here and here and here and here and here and….” He just smiled.
And so, when we “finished” the basement addition this past year (that would mean covering the gravel with cement) we had many plugs installed, just in case. Unfortunately, at that time, I didn’t know that we would be needing separate 220v outlets and so our electrician has to return this week (hopefully this week).
We needed a plug for the bandsaw but we don’t have a dust collector yet and I’ve noticed, on here, twice in the past week that some also take the 220v… hmmm might have to have 2 plugs installed.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 02-26-2007 07:57 PM

Nice, mine is about the same size but is almost 6 years old. I remember when I had room to walk and turn around….....YOu will have re-post it 4 years to see how much stuff you can cram into a small space.

-- Duane Kohles

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#5 posted 02-27-2007 04:59 AM

Thanks for inviting me into your shop. I’ve found that the French cleat way of hanging cabinets is by far the easiest. I too have many outlets around the perimeter of my shop at 52” above the floor so that a sheet of plywood leaned against the wall will not cover them up. Do you find many uses for you radial arm saw? I have three 220v outlets; two for my planer and maybe future 220v tool and one for a window airconditioner unit(if needed).

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 06-16-2007 03:00 PM

Thanks for sharing Dave. I like your handplane storange. Any updates to your shop?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 04-05-2008 02:29 AM

Hi Dave,

You have a nice shop and some nice tools to play with as well. I like your use of french cleats to hang your cabinetry. I have done all my in this fashion.

thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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