I have not been very active on LJs these passed several months. This April my wife and I began construction of my new workshop (with attached house) and the construction of the house has been my focus since then.
We decided to build a new home on a vacant piece of beach front property that my family had on Georgian Bay, Ontario.
Of course planning for my new workshop was a big part of the house design. I was tired of working in my current 9” x 17” basement workshop. Low ceiling, cramped quarters, having to lug things up and down the stairs and lack of natural light were making my woodworking less enjoyable.
So the new workshop is taking shape.
The workshop is directly behind the house’s attached garage. I can easily wheel equipment into the garage if I need more room to work on larger pieces or will be doing work that generates a lot of dust.
It will be about 18’x 17’ with 9 foot ceilings. I’ve added five 3×3 windows around the perimeter to bring in lots of light
I have also included a fixed window in the wall that separates the workshop from the garage.
With the garage door open I will have a view of the beach and Georgian Bay. I have kept that portion clear of wires in case I decide to someday build a boat and need to remove a potion of the wall to get it out.
Even though the shop is not finished I couldn’t resist bringing in my bench and some of my tools.
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario