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Forum topic by jsquared posted 02-22-2010 04:38 AM 1431 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-22-2010 04:38 AM

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We recently moved into a house with a 2 car garage that has a 12 foot extension. Ultimately, it will house 1 car and my “workshop.” I am searching for tools that might assist me to develop an efficient, well laid out work space. Any suggested resources? fundamentals? etc? Thanks.

-- Jsquared, Texas

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#1 posted 02-22-2010 05:02 AM

I dont know about any tools that will help lay out your shop, but you would be amazed at what you can fit into a two car garage. The hardest part is leaving yourself with enuff room to actually assemble a project. Good luck.

-- RKWoods

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#2 posted 02-22-2010 05:09 AM

I just found this website from a fellow lumberjock by the name of Tom Clark. He has a book on how to build efficient cabinets to utilize the most space from a small shop. I ordered the book just today so I can’t testify to its quality but the website is interesting and looks promising. Worth a look anyway. If Tom see’s this post, I want a commsision for sending you some business. lol

-- Lucky to get paid for what I love to do. Make sawdust.

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#3 posted 02-22-2010 05:23 AM

Grizzly’s web site has a shop planner. Go to their site. Works good.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#4 posted 02-22-2010 06:38 AM

That’s the same place I had in mind.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#5 posted 02-22-2010 07:22 AM

Hey, make sure you put casters under everything that you can. Including any workbench that isn’t attached to the wall.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 02-22-2010 07:57 AM

I second the casters. I use them a lot.

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#7 posted 02-22-2010 02:53 PM

If you care to look at my workshop it might give you some ideas. There is also a web site that show all kinds of shops big and small.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 02-22-2010 05:48 PM

There is some good info in this post.

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