The new shop is finally getting done. I decided to put the shop in our 14 X 21 garage. My wife and I felt it was the quickest & cheapest way to get started for now. If I get busy and want to expand, there is a possibility of a bigger shop in the back yard. Then the 14 X 21 shop can be a finishing shop.
This is the way the garage looked before I emptied it out and started to work.
My first step was to rework tape joints, renail sheet rock and fix up damaged spots. Now I remember how much I hated doing this type of work!
After that was done, I painted all the walls and ceiling. Then I had the 200 amp service put in for the house and shop.
As you can see from these pictures, there is plenty of lights and plenty of outlets. The dust collector, heater, table saw and jointer/planer are all on separate 220 circuits.
The back wall is open for a few reasons. There were 2 big holes from the old and new power boxes and the new 2 hp Cyclone dust collector has to be mounted to plywood. I decided to cover the whole back wall with plywood and hang clamps on it after insulating.
I have added a ceiling fan and a 12,000 btu air conditioner. The electric heater will be added this fall.
Another thing I added was a 2” insulated garage door. Metal is on the inside as well.
On the back patio I put up a shed for now for over flow, off fall, jigs and misc. I would like to build a bigger wood shed down the road.
The Cyclone and duct work is here and ready to be put up after the back wall is covered. I will post pictures when it is done.
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa