|Forum topic by mtalley||posted 08-12-2014 03:43 PM||1006 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-12-2014 03:43 PM
So, I have provisional agreement to build a garage shop with Mother-in-law on top in my backyard in Seattle – we will be returning in 18-24 months and it will take that long to get the final paperwork done. I have a maximum foot print of 25X27.5 and have to have 5 feet all the way around for easement – they won’t budge on that. I am working on the internal floor plan and the upper is already laid out. I have to have a 5’ stair well because I need to install a lift chair for my mother – just in case.
I build mostly furniture, some bowl and spindle lathe work, the occasional (twice a year) welding project, and a little home machining for tinkering and to properly void those pesky warranties. I have worked this in my head for months and this is what I came up with. Take a look, tell me if I have missed something or if you have done similar and it sucked.
I should note that I do not plan to ever park a car or truck here, but want still usable for parking so that the next owner (when I die) has the option. The two pocket doors in the machine room open so that if you want to pull a car in, you can open them and have plenty of clearance. I am running the Vac/dust system and some electrical system in the slab.
-- Matt at: www.drivenoutside.com/blog