|Forum topic by dpop24||posted 05-16-2011 02:29 PM||1377 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
05-16-2011 02:29 PM
Hello – first post from a novice woodworker. I have a bit of carpentry experience in my past from growing up as a kid so I know my way around tools and safety.
My wife and I are buying a new house and immediately going to start a massive remodel before we move in. Part of that remodel is going to be a dedicated 16×25 woodshop. I already have a smattering of decent tools and in the process of selecting the centerpiece which will be a new table saw (if you want to help me with that decision also, I’ll have a post in the tools section!)
Anyway, I have an opportunity to design in exactly what I want as we’re in the design stage right now. I’ve already decided that I’m going to have 3/4” plywood put on the walls underneath the sheetrock so that I don’t have to hunt for studs when I want to hang a tool or a cabinet. I’m going to build a great work table, keep it mobile and use it as an outfeed table for my new saw.
I’m thinking that I’ll make some cabinets for along the walls for additional work space and table top tools. All my other tools will be mobile – stored in a rack and transported to a rolling tool cabinet that I’ve removed the MDF top from and cut 1/2 inch plywood bases the same size and attached all my bench top tools to. This way, they move right from the storage rack to the cabinet and are put right to work. This is the set up I have in my dinky 8×12 shop space now. I like the versatility and figure I’ll run out of space quick if I make things permanent.
Aside from those things, what would you do if you had the opportunity to start from scratch?
Tools I already have are:
-30 gallon air compressor
-I also have a bench top grinder and a sandblasting cabinet that need homes too because I dabble in a tiny bit of metal work too.
-- If it ain't broke, take it apart and find out why