Ed's Tiny Shopcomments (0) April 18th, 2011 in Workshop Floor Plans, DreamShop Spring Challenge
- Location: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
- Size: 168sq. ft.
- Type: Detached
- Focus: Furniture
- Heating/Cooling: Window unit A/C and a wood stove in the winter
Recently I was given the opportunity to outfit a 12-ft. x 14-ft. space as a shop. I have free access to the space and now just need to figure out machine placement. In a bid to keep things simple, I can do initial milling with the jointer and planer at my office's workshop, and use this shop to do all joinery and furniture assembly, etc. Of course, the biggest obstacle to figure out is tablesaw placement and right now, I'm figuring on using a workbench as a combination outfeed table.
I was hoping to do the old tablesaw extension table (side extension) router table trick but might not have enough space - any ideas?
Regarding heating and cooling, I'll be insulating the space (fiberglass in walls, rigid foam between sleepers placed over slab floor) and then heating with a wood stove in the winter. This will of course mean that I can't store project components in the space overnight - I'll have to cart them back and forth from home to avoid excessive wood movement - a pain, but a reasonable trade-off for a free space.
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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