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Posted on I need help with shop layout and organization.

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Mark Smith

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#1 posted 12-16-2012 09:57 PM

I didn’t so a lot of planning when laying out my shop, just kind of put things where they would fit. One thing I did check for was making sure I could work on most normal sizes of wood without having to move tools. And in the event I do need to work on longer boards, I gave myself room to be able to pull each tool out from the wall to work on the bigger wood. For example my drum sander and my planer are next to each other with enough room to run about 4’ long pieces through each, which is 95% of what I do. But if I want to do longer each can be pulled out easily. I also made a simple work table out of 2×4 studs and a sheet of plywood for the top. It sits behind the table saw and doubles as an outfeed table for the table saw.

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