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I am fortunate to live in a townhouse with a two-car tandem garage, half of which (about 20’x14’) has been allocated as workshop space. As this is my first year into this hobby, I haven’t had a chance to really get into making a decent organizational system, which means I currently have a 2.5’x8’ bench with no working space (i.e. covered in tools and gadgets) and a 2’x4’ bench sitting in the middle where I do most of my work (including any small power tools or hand tools work, sanding, assembly and finishing).

Due to the limited space I usually end up using any surface I can find when I need space to let things dry. This may include the deep freezer, table saw and even some pallets I keep around. Since there is no real organization, I haven’t as of yet uploaded any photos, but do intend to at some point in the future (even if things are still a little messy).

I have just started a series detailing my attempts to improve my workshop situation, check it out here! I will try to keep the photo gallery up to date with respect to this series. If it looks like a mess, this is why!

-- Jeffrey S. Ovens, Canada

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#1 posted 260 days ago

Welcome to LJ. 10’ x 14’ can be a lot of space of you go vertical.

-- Weth

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#2 posted 260 days ago

Yes! Although the planer might be a bit high. As I get going with things I plan to add some wall-storage, and perhaps even some ceiling-storage. For now, I am saving space by going without a miter saw or thickness planer (I can accomplish such tasks with my table saw and router).

I’ll upload pictures as I get on with these sorts of things.

-- Jeffrey S. Ovens, Canada

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#3 posted 260 days ago

Weth’s sketch-up pic is from Ron Paulk’s Mobile Workshop. Check it out on youtube. I borrowed his drawer construction ideas for my work trailer.
You may find some ideas from his videos.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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