|Workshop by RandyMarine||posted 03-07-2009 09:21 PM||1742 reads||0 times favorited||11 comments|
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I finally did it! I bought a bigger house for me and the kids…I went all out and got everything I wanted. Bigger rooms, larger yard, and the best part, a oversized 2 car garage to use as my new shop!!! I know a lot of use our garage as shop space, but thank the powers that be, I don’t have to share any of the space with a car!!!
The garage measures 22w x 25l x 10h. It has 4 very large cabinets on the back wall that I use for storage of most of my hand power tools. I have a few more benches that were left by the old owners, which worked out for me, as we all know bench space is premium. With all the space saving projects I built in my old shop, I have been able to make plenty of room to move things around, as well as, allowing me to setup my new shop really quickly. I installed a 50 amp sub-panel in the shop to keep all my tools off the house panel and added 6 circuits around the shop. I have dedicated those circuits for specific uses as to not overload the panel or the house…
There are a few downsides with the new shop…It isn’t insulated (yet) which made working out there this winter not to plesant. There isn’t much natural lighting either, so when ever I can, I have started buying new T-5 fixtures….These are expensive, but light up the garage like the sun!
I am really happy with my new play area and know it will serve me well for years to come. I even have space for a few tools I really want to get…but that will take time as well…
This is still a work in progress, so I will be posting more soon. Thanks for looking!!!
-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.