We are adding on to our shop! My dad and I have been talking about it for a while and have finally pulling the trigger! Our current shop is 44’ by 36’ (1,584 square feet), and every inch of that space is occupied. Here’s what it looks like right now:
We will be adding 12’ to each side and 12’ on the back. It will then be 60’ wide and 56’ long (3,360 square feet). The extra 12’ on each side will be separated by a wall from the middle (large) room. I got playing around on sketch-up and between me and my dad we developed this model:
Now for the important part: The woodworking room! I will get most of the addition on the left for my woodworking: my dad is very supportive and has given me a lot of room. My workspace dimensions are 12’ by 38’ (456 square feet). The rest of that side will be used for a washroom and storage. I am going to build myself some cabinets as well as a workbench, and a 13’ mitre bench. I would also like to build a lumber rack. I do not actually have a Saw Stop table saw like in the model, but my dad said he would get me a table saw once the shop is done, but SS is just wishful thinking. Here’s a few shots of my layout plan:
This past weekend I had to shut down my shop for a while. I moved all of my machines and tools into the garage. Well…almost all of them: My bandsaw is to heavy to push up the ramp that enters the garage. so it sits lonely in the empty corner of what used to be my workspace. It took 3 hours for me and my two brothers to move the tools. I couldn’t have used the BS in the garage anyway because it needs a 220v outlet which the garage does not have.
Overall, I am very excited for this build.
Thanks for taking a look, I know it was a long one,