I built this shop by myself, every board. It is quite convenient with the wood storage able to put new wood in from outside and take it out from the inside. I started with an 8′ by 12′ storage shed, now still a storage shed but with the wood storage on the end of it. The 16′ x 16′ shed is what I built, and later added another 8′ x 16′ onto it. This was for Christmas storage but I now need it for a painting-staining-drying area so another shed will be built to hold Christmas. Pegboards on each 4’x8′ door hold my levels, squares, marking tools, razor knives, hammers, etc. My clamps are kept on the other door with new supplies such as light sockets, rubber bumpers, corner clamps, and a few hats on a pegboard above them. The small workbench holds my grinder and miter saw, with t-tracks in it so I can properly locate and square a fence to my miter saw for stops or support. My miter saw is also mounted on t-tracks so I can slide it to keep the handle from protruding into my working area.A window in this wall allows for the slide of the miter saw to be unrestricted through the wall into my future drying area. The long bench is actually open on 1/2 underneath for a portable vacuum and a few workmate clamping tables. The other workbenches are all drawers or doors for storage areas. Drawers are labeled for first-aid(which luckily I don’t use much)electric, rope, wire, non-slip pads, air accessories, etc. My radial saw is next to my miter saw and all tables are the same height, and the compressor is under the radial saw. This is being exchanged for a router table as I don’t use the radial saw hardly ever. My desk is under the Tite Bond cabinet and holds my tv( for football listening only) and ipod stereo. Beside it now is my craft center with birdhouse supplies and small paints and artist brushes, carving knives and my dremel. Acabinet by the drill press holds bits, sharpeners, and sandpaper and accessories Above all of the workbenches are shelves with 1/2 clear grapefruit containers. These hold all my nails, screws, bolts, washers, hinges, knobs, and every other type of odds and ends I could find. All easily accessable and easy to see what’s in them. It takes nearly a hundred containers for everything, sure glad I like grapefruit! A pegboard on the side of my tablesaw holds my spare blades and featherboards and pushsticks. My scrollsaw is in the corner of the long workbench. I was able to run ductwork from the dust collector to each machine with just one pipe down each wall and one to the center of the room. MY table saw then connects to it with flexible pipe that is easy to connect or remove when not in use. All in all I have everything I keep saying I could dig a whole for the bathroom and stick a water hose in the window and then I could live there. Being sent to the doghouse then wouldn’t be too awful bad.
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