|Workshop by ellen35||posted 2011 days ago||2492 reads||0 times favorited||22 comments|
Hi LJ friends,
On July 15, 2012 we moved into a new home. Our old place was too big with too much work that took me away from woodworking. So… I got a new shop out of the deal (we had 2 major requirements and one was space for my shop! – the other was a water view). I have now become what a friend affectionately calls a “cellar rat”! We built out the space to be approximately 25’ x 18’ and added lots of electric plugs. The ceiling height is a great 8 1/2 feet! While several people tried to talk me into taking out the supporting posts in favor of an i-beam, I decided that using them for plugs was a better idea. I have a nice little “wood corner” and now I am not moving tools around as much as when I was in a 2 car garage. I’ve been using the space and it works great. I put in 2 doors – one an exterior door to keep dust out of the rest of the house and a funky oversized trapezoid shaped door for getting wood and supplies into the shop. This can be seen in the last picture. I also have some space in the main cellar for drying finish. It is a nice dry space with a constant temp of around 72. I do run my air filtration system a lot more now. While there are only 2 windows that don’t open (yet!), I get good light and a view of anyone coming to the house. All in all… I love the “new” space!
Thanks for checking out my new space here.
-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire