|Workshop by jeff_wenz||posted 05-31-2010 03:48 PM||2026 reads||2 times favorited||17 comments|
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”I don’t have a garage, I have a two-stall woodshop.”
I have said that enough times that if I refer to it as the “garage”, my wife looks at me and says “garage”?
My shop is 20×20. When the house was being built, I had all the walls (and garage door) insulated. The night we closed, I epoxy painted the concrete floor (love it!). The next day, the Amana 1.5 ton PTAC a/c (and heat) unit was installed along with 3 extra 20 amp circuits. A PTAC is one of those hotel room style a/c units. So needless to say, I have do not excuses for not woodworking all year around.Thing I like:
- Climate controlled
- 20’ from our kitchen’s fridge and coffee maker
- Lighting: eight 8’ fluorescent bulbs that light the shop up
- Connected to the house, so I am close to my family.
- Computer and TV hookups. I also have a speaker in each corner of the room. I may have the only shop with surround sound.
- 8’ ceiling. I really wish I had 10’ or more to be able to stand plywood up on its end and store jigs
- I should’ve elected for a garage door without windows. I have limo tinted the windows and also hung foam core to keep prying eyes from looking in, and more importantly keeping my woodshop from looking like the gates of heaven at night with my eight 8’ fluorescent bulbs.
- Enough outlets, but builder put them all on one breaker. I have added three 20 amp circuits.
- No dust collection. I have a Home owners association, so no chance of building a “closet” of the outside of the house to house the dust collection system and a large air compressor.
- Our master bedroom and living room shares common walls with my woodshop. They are insulated, but I still have to be mindful of the noise I create.
-- Jeff, North Carolina