|Forum topic by ChrisBarrett||posted 07-19-2015 05:34 PM||1166 views||0 times favorited||28 replies|
07-19-2015 05:34 PM
I know this has been asked several times before on here, and I’ve read all the material I can find on it. But i’m just looking for people’s opinions on my situation.
Basement is where I have most of my tools right now. It’s usable dimensions are 22.5 X 30 feet (675 sqft). Pluses are that it’s right downstairs, it’s unfinished, it has 8 foot ceilings for half of it, the other half has ducting for hvac so it is more like 6.5 feet. It’s climate controlled staying generally around 60F all year round.
The Garage: 25×29 feet (725 sqft). Totally unfinished. Pretty high clearance overhead. Has a vaulted ceiling. It has it’s own electrical service and is wired for 240. The floor is totally flat and in good shape! :-D However, it’s hot in the summer, super cold in the winter. It would cost more to insulate and finish. It also only has one outlet right now, even though it has a full breaker box. I would need to share the space with my automotive tools, riding lawn mower, some bikes and my snow plow for my truck. Potentially a car in the winter. It would be expensive to heat in the winter, even if I did insulate it.
Right now I have my jointer and planer out in the garage as I was cleaning and fixing them after purchase. I don’t want to lug them downstairs till I make up my mind on where to go.