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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."

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#1 posted 09-11-2013 11:47 PM

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

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 09-12-2013 04:45 AM

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...............

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#3 posted 09-12-2013 07:34 AM

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



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#4 posted 09-12-2013 01:19 PM

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

-- John from Hampstead

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#5 posted 09-22-2013 06:58 PM

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

-- Magnolia, Texas

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#6 posted 09-25-2013 02:42 AM

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

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#7 posted 10-03-2013 03:43 AM

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.

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#8 posted 10-07-2013 01:31 AM

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

-- Mike Funke

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#9 posted 10-07-2013 01:35 AM

Very nice shop laid out well,clean and organized.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 10-07-2013 02:14 AM

NickyP that is a fabulous shop!!

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#11 posted 12-21-2013 07:30 PM

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

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#12 posted 12-21-2013 07:45 PM


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!"

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#13 posted 01-13-2014 03:00 AM

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

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#14 posted 01-13-2014 10:44 PM

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

-- John, BC, Canada

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#15 posted 03-27-2016 01:40 PM

Very nice shop and well equipped. Thnx for the tour.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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