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#1 posted 05-16-2011 04:18 PM

Another suggestion that you get the current copy of Wood Magazine for the coupon here! Top that thing off with a Wynn filter (I went Spun Bond, but paper is fine if you aren’t prone to humidity etc…). Keep your hoses short and straight as possible…

While 16×25 is far from tiny, you will find that it is somewhat, limiting space wise. A few pieces of advise from somebody that has been doing space saving / maximizing projects since day one (shared space shop problems…).

#1. Think in 3 dimensions. Not only are the floors spaces that need to be planned out, so are the walls and ceiling! #2. Layer if at all possible. One of the projects I am ready to start now is a Clamshell cabinet(Wood Magazine’s “Best Home Workshop Ideas 2011”, actually my copy is the 2009 release, but aside from the ads, it’s the same magazine. Actuyally that magazine is chocked full of good ideas, I just hate that it is a verbatim repeat within 2 years…). After reviewing the amount of space they use/ save with those, I will be compressing about 4’x16’ worth of wall usage into 3’x3’ wall space…

You will want that shop nicely insulated, and radiant barrier included. Add one of those A/C / heat window units from LG to control the climate.

Make sure you have an ambient air filter in the mix with your dust collection system.

PLENTY of power.

Make sure you either have a separate space for lumber, both solid stock, and sheet goods…

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