Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Powell River British Columbia, Canada
There almost isn't a limit to shop size for a serious woodworker if the will and the funding is there. The same goes for the quality and quantity of tooling. My own workshop is 4200 square feet, with 12 foot ceilings. It is about twice the size of what I would have built if I had built one, but it came with the property we bought. The downside was that the building was in a state of neglect and disrepair, so I have spent much of the last three years fixing it up. The new roof last Spring set me back $26,000. I knew when we were negotiating for the property that it was going to need a new roof, so I negotiated on that basis. Even though the shop seemed huge when we first looked at it, empty, it is now mostly full. I spend a lot of time in my workshop, so it was worth it.