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Posted on Breaking Ground on new shop - 16 x 25

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#1 posted 05-16-2011 05:07 PM

Wow, thanks for the excellent feedback already guys. It looks like I left out some critical information in my original post, so I’ll add some points that I forgot.

1. the shop will basically be a single car attached garage that is 16×25. The cars will go in the adjacent attached garage and this space will be a dedicated shop. It will be directly underneath the bedrooms of our 2 young children, so I do have a concern about noise suppression. It will have a 9’x9’ garage door for bringing in stock.

2. The house is in California, so the temperature should always be pretty minor in the shop. I will definitely insulate with the best material we can afford, but noise suppression is of higher priority than temperature.

3. Wood storage has actually been one of my bigger concerns that I can’t figure out. Optimally, I would have a separate shed for wood so that it doesn’t clutter up the shop but that would also mean that it isn’t readily accessible. Any solutions/pictures you have would be greatly appreciated!

4. Since we’re also adding onto the house, we have to add electrical service at the same time, so I’m going to be getting plenty of electric capacity in the shop. I asked my contractor about floor mounted electrical outlets and he suggested to stay away from them because they can fill up with dirt, grime, sawdust. What’s the best method to plug in the TS? I don’t really want an extension cord running along the floor or looping up to the ceiling…...

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