|Workshop by Thuan||posted 12-29-2007 11:46 PM||1635 reads||0 times favorited||14 comments|
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After six years of woodworking out of a living room in a small condo, my wife and I moved to a house. My work shop is now located along a wall of a two car garage. With the luxury of a dedicated space for woodworking, I wanted to make sure that accessibility was the priority. The goal was to be able to go into a shop that is shared with my wife’s car and be able to start working right away. This is important because I don’t have much time nowadays, so if I have half an hour to myself, I wanted to be able to get the shop and produce something instead of using the time to set up the shop and then close down the shop to park the car.
This means the absence of stationary tools. No matter how much I thought these tools would improve my skill as a woodworker, I cannot justify the time, money and space it would cost me in return. Even when there is a 220 outlet staring at me, the decision was to keep working the way I had always done; simply with hand tools and hand held power tools. After one and a half years in this place, I am happy with my set up, I am able to build larger project quicker than ever before.
The added bonus to this house is the sun room. This is now my finishing room. My old tool cabinet houses the finishing supplies. With an entire wall of windows, the room gets plenty of sunlight for a better finishing job with less eye strain. The large double sliding glass doors gives me plenty of fresh air, and the place has it’s own ac/ heater, I can control the temperature for a better finish I hand apply with finishes so no worry about over spray. I just roll out the left over Tyvek to protect the floors and brush away.