After building this beautiful shop, we are moving. Something I never anticipated when we built. But things happen and change is good. My shop is a shop to-die-for… I just LOVE it and I know I will never have another one this fabulous.
I’ve written a bit about the building of my workshop, but really haven’t shown any inside photos.
My husband and I built a 40’ x 40’ garage for both of us. The whole building has in-floor heat which is wonderful to work in, especially in Northern Ontario winters. The cement floor keeps the building cool in the summer as well, which is a bonus.
My side of the building is half at 20’ wide x 40’ deep and was designed by me as a woodworking workshop. My workshop is the right hand side of this photo:
Because of the type of woodworking I do, and the way I work, the positioning of the tools was done in an efficient way for me to work.
Doorway 2 is the middle door from the garage side of the building. I buy rough wood and bring it in through this doorway and to the left on to the lumber rack. When I am going to make something I take the wood first to the mitre saw, then to the jointer, the planer and the tablesaw. This keeps me working in a counter-clockwise manner through the shop. It works for me!
Doorway 1 is the door to the front finishing room. I do most of my painting in there as well as designing and sometimes gluing. I keep my woodworking books in the front room as well as small hand tools. This is my front room:
And this is the larger workshop room:
I am in the process of packing all this up. I’m taking my shop cabinets and lumber rack as well as all my tools. We are moving 1,000 miles to Prince Edward Island at the end of October. There is no garage or shop at our new house, so if all goes well we will start building in the spring.
-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca