|Workshop by tswoodwizard||posted 01-14-2011 01:23 AM||3055 reads||11 times favorited||19 comments|
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Located near Galena , Illinois . When I built my shop I ran across a great clearance deal at Lowes in Dubuque , Iowa , on 4 bunks of 2” x 10” x 16’ Douglas fir lumber. Instead of 16” centers on the wall studs, I went with 48” centers and added a 2” x 10” x 48” spreader every 24” as shelving. It’s a fairly small building and this allowed me to maximize my available space. When you view my shop photos, notice the 24” by 48” compartmentalized tool storage. This works very well to dedicate each area to one particular tool type. I heat with wood because it just makes good practical sense to use the abundance of wood scraps up instead of throwing them out and paying for gas heat. Here and there I’ve picked up good deals on ceiling tile, O.S.B.; lighting, etc. and being a carpenter in commercial construction allows me to be at the right place at the right time to pick up good salvageable materials that normally would be lost to a land fill. It’s a slow process to build this way but very affordable. I hope you enjoy touring my LJ sight, pick up a few tips and steal some ideas!
—Tim B. Sweely Elizabeth, Illinois, email@example.com————My potential is limited only by my imagination.
-- Tim B. Sweely Elizabeth, Illinois, firstname.lastname@example.org -------- My potential is limited only by my emagination.