Dorset Custom Furniturecomments (3) March 28th, 2010 in blogs, Shop Tours
- Location: dorset, Vermont, +/- 4000 total + the metal shop
- Size: detsq. ft.
Dorset Custom Furniture is a five man custom furniture and metal shop in Dorset, Vermont, in business since 1980. We have a two story 30 x 40 open plan main building with a wheelchair equipped 4.5' high crawl space for storage, and a stand up attic with room for lumber up to 12' in length. We also have an outdoor porch with a safety speed cut panel saw and lumber and plywood storage, as well as a free standing sawdust shed and a seperate 16 x 22 building where we do all of our finishing. There is also a separate metal shop at the house which you can see at this link . You can see how things progress through our shop and how the space is flexible to accomodate many different types of projects on our Dorset Custom Furniture blog. These same photos and 12 others are on my blog in a larger fromat, higher resolution version ... I hope to add plan view CAD drawings to that post for my own records in the near future ... Check it out if you have a minute
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Threaded inserts keep grinder locked-down, but easily movable.
My work table often pulls double- and triple-duty for tons of shop tasks. Most often it's sharpening, but I also use it for drilling, holding bench hooks and shooting boards and occassionally as a chop-saw station. Hopefully soon, it will also hold a midi-lathe. Since I plan on rearranging the top pretty regularly, I wanted a way to... read full tip