|Forum topic by RedOakRomance||posted 1235 days ago||1113 views||0 times favorited||30 replies|
1235 days ago
My wife and I are moving to a new house. My shop is currently in my basement and I have a great amount of space because it’s a ranch-style house. My wife was very sweet while we were looking for houses and wanted to make sure I would have a good-sized shop. Nonetheless, the new house has a smaller basement. Putting a shop down there is doable, but the washer and dryer are near the main work area would be and it won’t be easy to close them off in a room (but I could probably figure something out). The other option is to put the shop in the garage, which is a 2 car attached garage. There’s drywall up, but I’m not sure if it’s insulated. I like the idea of having the shop there because I wouldn’t have to contend with the laundry, support posts, or a lack of lighting. It would be great to open the door in the spring and summer while I’m working too. However, I live just outside of Buffalo, NY, so winter is long and cold.
I’ve read some great stuff on here about heating solutions, and I’m glad there are some good options. My main concern is that I would have to keep the shop heated pretty consistently (even when I’m not in it) to avoid problems with glues and finishes, etc. For those of you who have garage shops in similar environments, does the problem coldness affect the integrity of your glue-ups and/or finishes? Does it cause problems with wood moving in unpredictable ways once the projects are moved into the house?
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