So, since my shop was built 2 years ago, I have been slowly learning woodworking through various projects (shop jigs, various cutting sleds, small ‘fine furniture’ projects, and 20-odd cutting boards).
As is the case with most people that foray into woodworking, I’m not truly satisfied with the state of organization in my shop. So, we navigate off to sites like this to share ideas and see what other folks are doing.
My 22’ x 28’ shop is meant to be a multi-purpose space, but is primarily dedicated to woodworking. However, I still need to store yard tools (rakes, shovels), equipment (lawn tractor, snow blower), and kids outdoor toys. When the snow hits, I also use it to store my 5’ x 8’ utility trailer. It does have a loft so I use that as well for storage. My neighbour thought I was literally nuts when I put my wheelbarrow up there, but it rolls up and down the stairs just fine and gets it out of the first level. The upstairs is also a decent place for finishing (oiling cutting boards, spraying lacquer) and storing wood (ends of plywood, etc.). There are also tents, outdoor lawn chairs, 2 sets of winter wheels and tires, and a bunch of left-over siding and shingles from the barn build.
Here are some photos of the current state.
Right front corner: man door, electrical panel, some left over pieces of slatwall for storing stuff
Right rear corner: stairs, window, jointer, plywood storage cabinet
Left rear corner: miter saw station on an 8 foot bench (with wood storage below), 8 feet of slatwall for storing tools (behind the miter saw), more slatwall for squares and levels, shop-made router table top
Left side: 16 foot bench, with 8 feet of slatwall, two 4 foot plywood open cabinets, wood storage underneath
Left front corner: lawn tractor storage, extension cords, mower, more slatwall for storage
Here is a Visio drawing of the first floor, with electrical as well. While they are hard to discern, the red outlets are 220V.
-- freddyaudiophile, Fredericton, NB, Canada