My First Shop(RIP)

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Project by Curtis S. posted 03-24-2012 08:39 PM 2437 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first shop, it was a detached 10’ X 12’ storage shed, so needless to say the space was cramped. I put my table saw on a stand I built with casters so it was easily moved out, so I could rip big pieces. The first picture is what the shed looked like before and the rest of the pictures are the after. I left my storage shed for a 2 car garage all to myself so it was a major upgrade. I will post more projects in the near future, thanks for looking.

-- Curtis, Texas Woodworker and wood lover.

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#1 posted 03-24-2012 11:05 PM

Curtis, I would say you made very good use of the space you had to work with….but I’m sure you are happy to have more room. My shop is two 20’X20’ carports end to end giving me 20’X40’ and I still bump into tools…

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 03-24-2012 11:11 PM

you’ve turned that into a nice tidy little shop but if less is more then think how much more more would be

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 03-25-2012 01:16 AM

Yippeee! More room!

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#4 posted 03-25-2012 01:01 PM

Curtis, congrats on the up grade.

I went from a one car garage that I rented when I lived in my apartment. I then bought a house and utilized my 2 car garage solely for woodworking, and now I am running out of space in there. So I bought the property next door, so that hopefully in the next 2-5 years I can build a custom shop.

It seems no matter how much space you have eventually it’s never big enough, haha!

Enjoy your new work space!!

-- Mike, Florida,

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#5 posted 03-25-2012 01:33 PM

We all gotta start somewhere!

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#6 posted 03-25-2012 01:37 PM

Enjoy your new space!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#7 posted 03-25-2012 02:19 PM

Aaahhh, we all remember our first shop. They hold special places in our hearts. Mine was itty bitty, so cramped and small but I loved it. Must be awesome to have such a nice upgrade!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#8 posted 03-25-2012 02:27 PM

Yeah the storage shed is a little cramped. When you enter your new shop post it under the workshop tab on your home page. I look forward to your posting.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#9 posted 03-25-2012 02:41 PM

good use of space well done how is the new shop i want to see the new big one

-- Please check out my new stores and

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#10 posted 03-25-2012 04:35 PM

A steele building. Impressed by you layout. Bet you will notice how much cooler it is? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 03-25-2012 04:58 PM

Good luck with the new shop project. These tin storage sheds here in Texas get plenty Hot in the summer and a darn site chilly in the winter. I hope to say good by to my shed someday soon. Don’t forget the A/C…. haha

-- Bill Native Texan

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#12 posted 03-25-2012 05:27 PM

I just bought a 10×16 building painted red and white and looks like a small version of the old farm barns, it is tight but i have made the most of it. My harley takes up alot of my space so i have put it next to shed with cover, now if i could find a place for my kids jeep and bikes i will be cooking with gas.

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