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comments (10) March 23rd, 2010 in Reader's Gallery, Shop Tours

dave100 dave100, member
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Exterior of the shop.
Interior of the shop
Interior of the shop
Interior of the shop
Exterior of the shop. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Exterior of the shop.

We moved to our new house in June 2009. I began construction of my new shop in July and finiished in November 2009. It measures 28 x 40 feet. I wanted space that would allow good organization of machines and also enough room for contruction of larger pieces of furniture. I also wanted lots of natural light and a high ceiling height. I installed hydronic in-floor heating which is powered by a tankless water heater. There is a second floor which will be used in the future as office and showroom space.

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Comments (10)

mnwoodworker mnwoodworker writes: Looks nice and clean, I am the same way as well. What I see I like, but more pics to give the feel of the full 360 would be nice. Well done and have manny a happy day in there.
Posted: 2:38 am on April 6th

2kidsnosleep 2kidsnosleep writes: Wow, what a great shop.
It is my dream to have a stand alone gorgeous space like that.
well done
Posted: 10:24 pm on April 3rd

ofc ofc writes: Very nice! Maybe someday I can build a dedicated shop!
Posted: 12:56 pm on March 31st

dave100 dave100 writes: Note to Geppetto - hahaha, thanks for the tips. I just got the shop finished and I had to start on some commissions that were falling behind. There are plans n the works to fill the walls in the near future. Right now I'm working on the honey-do list.
Posted: 6:22 pm on March 30th

dave100 dave100 writes: Thanks TimR. The heating has worked out very well this winter. It was our first and we really didn't know what to expect other than it would be cold and there would be lots of snow. The heater is powered by propane and I haven't got the exact number yet as to cost but I am pleased with the performance. The temperature in the shop is constant( I keep it around 62F and it's very comfortable with no cold spots). The second floor heats well too just through convection but I have roughed in for two single line rad heaters. I will have to add a mixing valve to regulate the water temp. One thing for anyone thinking about using a tankless heater - The companies don't recommend it because of codes but between the lines they say they will work. Just do your due dilligence when lookng at different manufacturers.

Posted: 6:20 pm on March 30th

TimR TimR writes: Hey Dave, Awesome shop!! Hydronic in floor heating with a tankless water heater?!? That's a unique combo. How's that working out for you? Looks like it would be coming on a lot up there in Canada!? Again, awesome shop!
Posted: 4:24 pm on March 30th

ecocandle ecocandle writes: That is a wonderful shop. I am pretty new to woodworking and I haven't even begun to dream of something so fantastic. I guess, now that I have seen your shop, I have started.

Thanks so much for sharing.
Posted: 2:30 pm on March 29th

489tad 489tad writes: Wow! My family would never see me. They'd know where to find me but they would never see me. Great shop!
Posted: 7:56 am on March 26th

geppetto425 geppetto425 writes: What a beautiful building! Lots of room, but for gosh sakes, put some posters or artwork on those walls! The inside looks BLAH and boring. Paint one wall a different color, make a really nice hanging tool cupboard. I'd go nuts in there, looks like the inside of a prison.
Posted: 1:00 am on March 26th

rmpater rmpater writes: Your shop looks great! I am jealous of your in floor heating. I have a shop of similar size but no heat yet. Someday....Cheers
Posted: 8:06 am on March 25th

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