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I was renting a shop in town and decided I would save rent and build my own shop. Well about a week before I was finished I stated doing some installing cause I was running out of money. (Part time!) About eight years later and I’m still not using it full time. It is 832 sq. ft. I’ve built a full kitchen, two large entertainment centers and furniture all at the same time. It was crowded!!!!

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#1 posted 2796 days ago

Not sure if that large shed in the background is your shop, Dennis, but if it is, that’s my dream shop I can’t even imagine how much equipment I could cram into that space.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 2756 days ago

You’re lucky to have all that space Dennis. What do you use for heat ?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 2756 days ago

Sounds like about 24×48. And I have about 160 sq. ft :P

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#4 posted 2756 days ago

It is 32’X26’. Dick, I have two 220V wall mount electric heaters. I use these just to keep it from freezing. I heat it with a portable propane heater.

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#5 posted 2756 days ago

Wow, my math was waaaayyyyy off.

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#6 posted 2695 days ago

You have a nice place to work, Dennis. You do great work, too.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 2695 days ago

Spacious…. my new shop will be 24×32…. I hope

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#8 posted 2695 days ago

Dennis great workshop. I’m with you on keeping the shop warm. I have a seperate meter for the shop and pay about $45.00 per month for electric and last year I paid over $600. for propane.

This year I dropped the thermastat setting. and only heat to 52 deg. So I’ve used just 100 gal of propane at about 3.50 per gallon.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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Thos. Angle

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#9 posted 2566 days ago

Dennis,I finally found your shop. Looks big as a barn. I hope to get over to see you before the year is out. See ya then.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#10 posted 2498 days ago

I like your shop. Wish I had the space.

-- Happy woodworking!

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Scott Bryan

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#11 posted 2338 days ago

Hi Dennis,

You posted this long before I came on board but I am glad it came up on my list. You have a huge shop with plenty of work room. You have a nice collection of tools and I really like your lumber stash as well. By the way I enjoy seeing some sawdust on the floor. It confirms that you shop is getting used. I would much rather see something like this as opposed to a pristine shop that, to tell the truth, looks rather lonely.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#12 posted 2282 days ago

Hey Dennis – somehow I missed your shop – guess I never went to page 7. Great shop and I think I have seen that tractor before. =0)

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#13 posted 2010 days ago

As I have said to others, my whole shop would fit on your outfeed table! Very nice!

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#14 posted 1946 days ago

Nice shop. I recognize the tractor and outdoors photo. I grew up in Hunt on a farm, ranch just east of Jerome and had an old ford like that one. Makes me want to move back to have some land for a large shop.

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#15 posted 1795 days ago

I aw and drool at your shop and I’ve even designed my dream 24’ x 36’ shop but I think the question really is how warm you want it. My shop is 14’ x 26’ right now and I keep it as warm as I want with two small electric heaters charging me maybe $40/month or so but man it would be nice to have another 100 sq ft at least! I’d compromise ten degrees.

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