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#1 posted 09-26-2012 11:27 AM

Thanks again for all the input!

HorizontalMike – I hear what you’re saying, and would much prefer to be in the garage, all things being equal. But the garage also has to store my garden tractor, lawn mower, snow blower, ladders, various yard tools, kids sports equipment, bikes, etc., etc., etc. The garage also serves as the “autobody shop” when its time for oil changes, brake jobs, etc. It reaches the point that I have no wall space to park a took against because no matter where I go, I’m blocking something. And it’s COLD out there in the winter :)

My thought was that if I move the wood shop to the basement, I can dedicate that space 100% to wood working and not have to share it with all the other tasks mentioned above. As you point out though, it’s not exactly ideal mainly because of the dust issue. I do think I’d put up a wall to try to contain the dust to the shop area (and away from the boiler, hot water tank, and general storage). Can’t get dust all over the wife’s Christmas decorations…

My original plan was to build a large shed in the backyard for all the yard stuff, freeing up the garage. But I’m looking at around $4k to do that. The basement is already there, and I could setup a pretty nice shop down there for half of that.

Thanks again!

-- Bill - Western NY

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