I have not had the opportunity to move into my new workshop yet. One of the walls had big holes between floor and wall, and my landlord is currently building a new wall for me. In the meantime I made a drawing in sketchup to make sure that everything fits.
4X4 meter is small for a workshop which makes it important to have good planning. I started making a drawing with Grizzlys shop planner, but realized that if you really want to get a vision of how the workshop will look like, then SketchUp is unbeatable.
Here are some pictures of my sketchup drawings
To the left, I will build a long table that covers the entire wall. On it, I’ll have my benchtop machines, drillpress, lathe , beltsander, etc.. The machines who are not that heavy and as I do not use as often, such as the grinder and the scrollsaw, I will be able to put away on shelves and in drawers, to get more space when needed.
To the right I’ll have wall-mounted shelves for various things (you can never have too many shelves) under the shelves, I will have my larger machines such as my shopvac, router table and my jointer / planer.
in the middle next to the windows, I will build a workbench
Nearest the door, I will have a lumberrack.
and of course, tablesaw in the middle of workshop
if you want to take a closer look you can find my SketchUp model in SketchUps 3d Warehouse: search for 13X13 Woodworking Shop, or you can follow this link >>
thanks for reading , feel free to comment especially if you think I´ve forgotten something in my shop
Happy thoughts /Henrik
you can also follow my new workshop on my blog : thesawdustsurfer.blogspot.com
-- Henrik - Stockholm, Sweden ---- http://thesawdustsurfer.blogspot.com