NickyP's Workshop

  • Advertise with us
Workshop by NickyP posted 352 days ago 2726 reads 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

View all workshops »

View NickyP's profile


109 posts in 357 days

click the pictures to enlarge them

NickyP's Workshop NickyP's Workshop NickyP's Workshop
NickyP's Workshop NickyP's Workshop NickyP's Workshop

Las Vegas, NV
United States

When I first thought about putting a wood shop together the most important elements for me was:

1) proper layout when in & out of operation
2) good lighting
3) make it mobile
4) wood storage
5) be able to garage the car
6) reasonable amount of non-wood shop (typical garage stuff) storage without clutter

Months went into the planning of this with endless scanning of the internet for every idea I could find to make a work shop in a small space. As you can see from the 1st photo that the fully equipped shop has more then enough room to garage the car and then some. This photo also shows the overhead lighting, heater, and extension ladder storage.

Photo #2 shows the workbench I made (a NewYankeeWorkshop modification) complete with bench vice, face vice, and movable dead-man. Jet dust collector with homemade cyclone and sheet wood storage rack (note that I had a good shot of this rack but could only post 6 photos). The white rack (behind the workbench) is hinged to a secure post and swings out past 90%. It has compartments for full sheets of plywood, 1/2 sheets, and you can see the slots in the front for different lengths and widths of wood.

The 3rd photo shows behind the rack that is swung out a good look at the shelves with storage, air compressor, table saw w/ router table, and the lathe. Photo #4 is the “tool hub” of the shop with cabinets here being used for paint & paint supply storage and cleaning and maintenance supplies. One note about the pegboard doors: I drilled through the cabinets where the hinges for the doors go and put bolts to hold up the extra weight of the doors. The fan oscillates and there is a power tool battery station under it. If and when I have to change out the water heater it’s only four screws.

Photo #5 shows the drill press, door to the house, TV & computer, Grizzly bandsaw, storage cabinet, planner, and power tool cubbyholes that I built in. The final photo shows the stationary miter saw complete with 8’ plus measure fence (removed & not shown) on each side, cutoff bin, ALL YOU NEED FIRST AID ITEMS!!!, telephone, mortise machine, lumber rack, shop vac, sander, joiner, and self-designed clamp rack that holds a ton of clamps.

EVERYTHING is on wheels except the miter saw and when the shop is put in “working mode” everything has it’s place in the shop and it is very easy to have all machinery working with plenty of room to work without moving anything and there is good under cabinet lighting throughout. (planing, Planing. PLANING!!!).

Thanks everyone for viewing my shop. I hope that anyone who wishes can find something here to help them make a better working environment for themselves.

-- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

14 comments so far

View whitebeast88's profile


3481 posts in 824 days

#1 posted 352 days ago

very nice shop and well organized.looks like you meet your requirements….

-- Marty.Athens,AL

View redryder's profile


2139 posts in 1736 days

#2 posted 352 days ago

Workshops are certainly for more than just work aren’t they?? A place to store odds and ends, a place to hang out and a place to have some fun. Looks like you got it all goin’ on. Love that big fan in the corner. I’ll bet it’s nice to have a breeze while your working and maybe move some of the dust outside. I am always a sucker for organization. Nice shop Nicky….......................

-- mike...............

View Cliff 's profile


228 posts in 358 days

#3 posted 352 days ago

Really excellent workshop Nicky. A credit to you, very well planned!!



-- Cliff Australia

View NH_Hermit's profile


384 posts in 1730 days

#4 posted 352 days ago

Very well organized and so CLEAN!!! Nice shop!

-- John from Horse Shoe

View Hugh's profile


63 posts in 1768 days

#5 posted 341 days ago

That looks like a show room. Were is the sawdust? Very clean and organized. I like it, great job.

-- Magnolia, Texas

View maryceehee's profile


6 posts in 339 days

#6 posted 339 days ago

You could eat off the floor it’s so clean…and I especially like the picture of Norm.

View dnick's profile


910 posts in 1016 days

#7 posted 331 days ago

Wow, that’s almost spooky clean. My shop has never been that clean. Must be a great place to work. Enjoy.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

View mbfunke's profile


56 posts in 1293 days

#8 posted 327 days ago

Sweet shop. Inspirational. Very well planned and great use of space.

-- Mike Funke

View a1Jim's profile


112018 posts in 2211 days

#9 posted 327 days ago

Very nice shop laid out well,clean and organized.

-- Custom furniture

View RibsBrisket4me's profile


1376 posts in 1140 days

#10 posted 327 days ago

NickyP that is a fabulous shop!!


View jim65's profile


360 posts in 567 days

#11 posted 251 days ago

Nice shop, lots of space and great light! Compliments!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

View HerbC's profile


1162 posts in 1493 days

#12 posted 251 days ago


You can include additional photos in the text body of your shop remarks.

Just click the img button while editing the remarks and select the photo from your computer to upload.


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

View jaysonic's profile


219 posts in 776 days

#13 posted 229 days ago

Very nice shop, well organized, and it looks like you’ve thought of almost everything!

View nwbusa's profile


1016 posts in 920 days

#14 posted 228 days ago

Now here’s a man who takes pride in his shop, and well deserved.

-- John, BC, Canada

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase