pictures on your guys single car garage shops?

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Forum topic by CJIII posted 02-25-2014 02:25 AM 3124 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2014 02:25 AM

I would like pictures of you guys 12×20 to 12×24 one car woodworking shops? I would like see how you guys have these small shops lay out.

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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#1 posted 02-25-2014 02:57 AM

I did a blog on my small shop at my winter place.
Even with the addition of my new workbench, there’s still room for two cars in the evening when everything is put away.

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#2 posted 02-25-2014 03:02 AM

Mine is being rearranged at the moment, looks like a tornado went through it right now. Just picked up some racks to hang on the wall for wood which will help out a lot. Mine is a 2 door garage but my truck wouldn’t fit in it anyways but will try to post a pick once i get it together better, more cold weather this week so wont get to spend much time in it which sucks

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#3 posted 02-25-2014 04:03 AM

Mine’s a “2 car” garage. It’s only 16.25’x18.75’. Small enough that I don’t round up to the nearest whole number when giving the size.

And if I’m not trying to kid anyone with a panorama, this is what it looks likes to the naked eye.

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#4 posted 02-25-2014 04:05 PM

Well, for what it’s worth, my shop>

Its a one car integral garage, full of equipment so the car lives outside. I didn’t want to open the garage door for a photo, only 23 degrees outside with snow coming down. I try to keep moisture out of this unheated shop so tools don’t rust.

so from this photo you can see the work bench in the middle by the garage door, with the 12” band saw on the left, followed by a Delta 13” planer on a 2 X 4 stand with wheels, shelving on the right, with a small refrigerator, and a storage cabinet, with my current work in process in the middle of the back.

This next photo shows the planer, followed by a Shop Fox mortiser and a Craftsman drill press – both table top versions, and over these a Jet air filtration system. Note, prior to the band saw is a Harbor Freight 40” lathe, on a 2 X 4 stand.

This is a better view of the machine lineup side:

and finally, the shelving with my saws hanging, my planes and pretty much everything else.

Hope this assists with your quest, but if there are questions, feel free to contact me.

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#5 posted 02-25-2014 04:50 PM

I set this up agianst one wall of my garage.

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#6 posted 02-25-2014 04:55 PM

Here is my little refuge.. I’ve only been at this a year so i’m not quite as organized as some of these guys..

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#7 posted 02-26-2014 12:21 AM

I have some different machines now but mine is still laid out like the picture. It is 16 X 20

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#8 posted 02-26-2014 04:32 AM

Mine is posted on my profile. It is more like a 1 1/2 car garage, but it might still help

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#9 posted 02-26-2014 10:13 PM

Thanks guys!

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#10 posted 02-26-2014 10:18 PM

Mine is a bit bigger than what you are looking at, but still small… At 18×20, I share space, and effectively have about 14×20 usable space…

I am still working on the shop remodel, but am REALLY close to done, at least for now.

I figure if you are needing space conservation ideas, maybe this helps…

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#11 posted 02-27-2014 05:01 PM

Pretty sure my space is 18×12, might be 19 deep. This is just the woodshop space I built in a shop at my parents place. I have a couple other small rooms for upholstery and fiberglass, but as far as woodworking goes this is the area I get to work with. There’s about 27” from left edge to wall, kind of skinny but do-able
Next thing I plan on is moving dust collector outside into a small attached shed.


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#12 posted 02-28-2014 04:32 AM

My garage is 19’ x19’, So it’s a little bit larger than what you were asking for, and it’s a bit of a disaster at the moment, I’m struggling for wall space in order to organize a bit better. I keep all my power tools, nail guns etc in the closet and in half of the cabinets, the other half of the cabinets store jigs, fasteners etc..

I’m really struggling to figure out what to do with my lumber pile, it just takes up a lot of precious real estate, I use a small recycle bin to store my cutoff’s that are 1’ long and under. My PM vise is sitting in a box under my bench until I have the time to build a new bench

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