|Workshop by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor||posted 1894 days ago||5148 reads||11 times favorited||38 comments|
A few photos of my barn shop. Built the shop in 2008 and this has been one of my most enjoyable projects because now I have a great place to work. This is the first time I have ever lived anywhere with a yard big enough to have my dream shop . Previously I had a one car garage, a open carport and a very crowded 120 square foot storage shed that stored some tools along with the lawn equipment. I wanted to go all out in building this shop because my wife and I know we want to stay in this location permanently, and besides, you only live once.
I found a great deal on windows at Habitat for Humanity and paid about $300 for all 14 windows. They are all new and double insulated.
Shop is 24×40 with 10 ft ceilings and is insulated with spray foam insulation. It stays comfortable all the time and I rarely need heat or A/C.
I installed 47 outlets downstairs for 120v plus an additional 4 circuits that are 220v. Most are 40 inches off the floor so they would be just above the worktables. The outlets for the larger tools are at floor level to keep from tripping on wires. I am looking for some good wire covers to keep them from getting kicked around. Outlets are like clamps…you can never have enough (except outlets are a lot cheaper). I have another 24 outlets upstairs.
My miter saw station has a plexiglass enclosed half circle back that is hooked up to the dust collector and eliminates over 95% of the dust. Below it are 2 shelves for lumber storage that are 14 ft x 30 inches.
Everything is hooked up to the central dust collection. It is nice not to be ankle deep in sawdust! I installed my dust collector and my air compressor under the enclosed stairwell. This really helps cut down the sound, especially since I had the insulation sprayed on the wall that separates it from the shop.
-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.