LITTLE WOODSHOP IN THE WOODS
After retiring from teaching woodshop I had to build my own here in the N. E. corner of Georgia. (Think Deliverance) I thought 24 X 24 would be big enough for me…NOT! The shop, built on a sloped area of the property was designed to complement the house and look like a carriage house. It has a full basement for wood and material storage. All the years I taught I would find and redeem trees that I thought would have nice grain pattern or that had some history. My work now consists of using that supply of slabs to make furniture. I rarely make the same thing twice though I do have a stash of 15 Oak wine barrels so I think a few things will be duplicated. My current project is making some pieces to go before a craft guild jury. The cuppola is a functional cuppola.
The stack of wood is from an old redwood deck. My wife and friends thought I was crazy to bring 1400 SF of 2X6 heart redwood from California to Georgia
The table saw table has a mortiser and router built-in. It's my work bench and the only thing in the shop that isn't mounted on rollers.
I did build a bathroom in to the shop. I wish I hadn't, it's just as easy to step outside and I could use the space.
I wired the shop for a phone and a security system. I just haven't gotten around to either of those. I do have the obligatory radio and reefer though.
The cupola works and has a trap door that I can close in the winter. Nope, no leaks. I ran electricity up there in case I wanted to put in a fan. I like the bug zapper better. It fulfills my need to kill when I make a mistake.