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Makeville Studio, NYC - No space? No tools? No problem!

comments (3) April 26th, 2010 in blogs, Shop Tours        
MakevilleStudio Robyn Mierzwa, Contributor
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Looking back from the workshop toward the studio and entry area, weve got plenty of space for assembly glue-up and hand-held power tool work. Great light from the large expanse of north-facing skylights 20 above.
View from the studio into the workshop. All the larger woodworking machines can be found back here, plus lots of rack storage for studio members.
Turning the corner from the main workshop, we have an alcove with lathes, routers and router table, grinding wheel, and sanding equipment. The mini lathes get rolled back and forth from the kids studio to here.
This light-filled (from another 20 skylight) back studio can be closed off from the dust and noise of the main shop by an 8x6 sliding door. We use this area for hand tools classes and quieter work. A 10x4 workbench with 6 vises handles all kinds of projects.
Adjacent to the entry is the kids studio. Equipped with low-height workbenches, we work mainly with hand tools here, designing and building all kinds of fun projects--from catapults and LED lanterns to decorative boxes and turned pens.
Looking back from the workshop toward the studio and entry area, weve got plenty of space for assembly glue-up and hand-held power tool work. Great light from the large expanse of north-facing skylights 20 above. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Looking back from the workshop toward the studio and entry area, we've got plenty of space for assembly glue-up and hand-held power tool work. Great light from the large expanse of north-facing skylights 20' above.


Shop Specs

  • Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Size: 2700sq. ft.
  • Type: Other
  • Focus: Furniture
  • Heating/Cooling: gas blower heat, elec a/c cooling

Having your own workshop is just not possible for most New Yorkers, and even if you do have the space, acquiring a basic set of tools is no small investment. That's where we come in. For two years Makeville Studio has been providing affordable workshop space and classes for budding woodworkers and seasoned hobbyists alike. We even have a growing after school program for kids.

Although running a "public access" shop like this has its challenges (imagine sharing your shop with hundreds of different people over the course of a year), it's incredibly rewarding helping people get their projects made--safely and with the right tools.

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy the tour.



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Comments (3)

tonyg1 tonyg1 writes: Looks nice, but I wish I had that much space - it's certainly not small, even though I could not read the square footage from the information provided I assume it's a typo.
Posted: 8:22 pm on May 24th

mrfixitnow mrfixitnow writes: It's nice to see you inspiring the future artisans of tomorrow. Nice shop.
Posted: 12:52 pm on May 10th

mrfixitnow mrfixitnow writes: It's nice to see you inspiring the future artisans of tomorrow. Nice shop.
Posted: 12:51 pm on May 10th

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