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#1 posted 01-24-2010 02:42 AM

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I agree with other post like dust collection in the floor when I built my shop I left areas open to run wires,air and dust collection in the floor and then made 1/4” metal plate of the top so you can still roll your equipment around. Like tools build the best shop you can afford so a good size shop helps as time passes you get more and more equipment and you shop gets smaller and smaller. The height of your shop makes a difference too.
when you go to stand wood straight up and down if you only have 8’ ceilings you can only stack 8’ boards on there edge, I have 14’ ceilings and still find I can’t stand 16 footers on end. think about plenty of electrical service I have a separate 200 amp service for my shop and roughly 100, 110 volt out lets and 25, 220 volt out lets some in the floor. I think Jim Tolpin about setting up shop . As far as looking at shops you can go to any members home page and click on there shop then it will offer you a area to view all shops. Todds got a great shop and of course Rick has and outstanding shop also. There lots of great shops to look at here. If you have questions most folks here will be glad to help if you send them a Private message including myself.

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