It’s been a long time since I posted an update on the remodel… What with summer and all I was busy with many other thing, though I did get some done here and there. Today, I pretty much finished the cleanup and getting all the tools into the shop and all the things that aren’t workshop out of the shop.
So without further delay, here’s the before-and-after pictures with some updates on how the shop arrangement is currently planned:
North wall before remodeling:
North wall after remodeling:
The open space is where She Who Approves Tool Purchases (AKA, the LOML, my Lady Wife) parks her car on winter weekday evenings and where the big machine tools are pulled out into for use. On the left is the tool parking area. I did some preliminary figuring earlier today, and I think I reverse the positions of the (not quite visible in this picture) jointer and planer and the table saw and possibly be able to have a permanent place for the saw (with outfeed table) and plenty of clearance front and back.
East wall before remodeling:
East wall after remodeling:
Here you can see the tool parking area a little better, along with the storage along the East wall. Long term, these shelves will be replaced by something that fills the whole wall and with lumber/cutoff storage up near the ceiling.
Storage shelves (visible in the picture above):
South wall before remodeling:
South wall after remodeling:
You can see on the left how convenient the new shelf position makes the toolboxes to my workbench. On the open area of wall to the right of the bench will be a french cleat system for storing clamps and frequently used tools. Roughly where the box (my drill press) is sitting I should be able to fit in a proper woodworking workbench with access from both sides.
My current bench (seen in the picture above):
West wall before remodeling:
West wall after remodeling:
This wall houses my miter saw (barely visible on the right, I need to add some lights in strategic places) and soon my drill press. Long term my current miter saw will get a better workstation built here.
My current miter saw workstation:
Now the real work begins – I’ve got a ton of tool sorting, storage sorting, shop projects, etc… to do. But it’s starting to come together like a real shop!
-- Derek, Bremerton WA --