Small backyard shop - E Berghcomments (3) April 23rd, 2011 in Shop Tours
- Location: Castro Valley, California, USA
- Size: <220sq. ft.
- Type: Detached
- Focus: Cabinetry
- Heating/Cooling: electric catalytic, fan. Mild climate!
My shop is in two adjacent small backyard sheds, one 8x10, the other 10x14, with the common wall opened up. I have added a pair of large Sliding Doors across the front Wall to ease cutting plywood on the T. Saw and another on the backwall to allow ripping lumber. A Dust collector is housed under an overhang outside. It's tight but I do build kitchen cabinets, etc. Mild weather helps! Jointer under the T.Saw is on wheels, a Planer under the Radial Arm Saw lifts onto sawhorses on the deck outside. I can also wheel out the Bandsaw onto the deck if needed.
Rough Floor Plan here: Open in new window
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posted in: Shop Tours, workshop, WorkBench, cabinetmaking, sliding doors
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