Asa's 2-car garage shopcomments (3) August 18th, 2011 in blogs, Shop Tours, Workshop Floor Plans, DreamShop Summer Challenge
- Location: Thomaston, Connecticut, USA
- Size: 600sq. ft.
- Type: Garage
- Focus: Furniture
- Heating/Cooling: propane wall unit
When we built our house in 2000, I made a deal with my wife: She would get the last word on all design decisions in the house and I would get the garage to myself. That meant clearing snow off the cars in the winter, but I promised to help with that, and she took the deal. I asked the builders to make the garage slightly oversized, with engineered joists forming the attic floor. Those could span the whole 24 feet without needing any support posts that would get in the way of my workflow.
I installed a sealed-burner, propane-fired, wall-unit heater, and insulated the heck out of the place, leaving the attic uninsulated. I installed a set of drop-down stairs to access it.
I love my shop. It has tons of space, enough lighting to land a plane, and it heats up quickly in the winter. By the way, I covered the walls with plywood, which means I can hang stuff easily, wherever I want it. I painted the plywood white to keep the place bright. And I put in a foot-friendly plywood floor in my bench area, covering the left-side of the shop, from the edge of my tablesaw over.
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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