|Forum topic by 5KIPPY||posted 08-15-2013 01:56 PM||3228 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
08-15-2013 01:56 PM
I’m a newish wood worker, and a new member looking for some help/advice on laying out my wood working shop in the space I have available. I will be using my garage, which is a 3 car (but 2 door) space shaped like a backwards capital “L”. In one bay of the garage I have lawn equipment, wife’s crap (er..stuff) storage shelves, kids bikes, etc. I am considering building a false wall between the two halves of the garage to isolate the wood working space (my garage see lots of young child traffic coming in and out of the house and I’d like to keep them away from the tools) This leaves me the other (longer side) of the garage to dedicate to a shop. The space is roughly 31.5’ long and a miserable 9’4” wide with a 8’ garage door on one end.
I have tried several different layout ideas, most of them grouping cutting/shaping tools and wood stock close to the garage door with finishing area/tools at the back end but can’t seem to make the extremely narrow space work well. I’m having the most trouble with the cutting/shapping and stock storage part of it. Fitting a full complement of tools (table saw, band saw, router, planer, jointer and dust collection) along with wood stock storage into roughly have of the space (16’ x 9’4”) is not working out. Anyone have some ideas or advice? I need help!
Plan B is move everything else out of the garage and claim the entire space in all its glory as my wood shop! Unfortunately “upper management” has not yet embraced that plan.
Thanks for the help,