Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Upstate NY/Coastal, SC
Another shop layout guidance thread
Seeking guidance for a small shop in my basement...
A Tentative layout of basement shop in my small house is attached below.
I know a basement shop is not the ideal choice, but it’s the only option in our current situation.
The 19” and 12’8” walls are concrete foundation walls which can’t be studded out due to a horizontal plumbing dwv line. I plan to paint those walls. Other walls will be studded w/ insulation. Ceiling is 8’ high and will have suspended tiles and lighing. There will be one 220/30 amp circuit and two 110/20 amp circuits. Thinking about a 1” layer of spray foam on the ceiling to help control noise and dust.
Mostly I do projects for family and friends – anything from shelving units to replacement cabinet doors/drawer fronts to a few cabinets. This is a hobby shop, not for a business. I may add a band saw at some point.
-What wall covering on framed walls? Sheetrock, plywood, OSB?
-Should I put in a switched bathroom type exhaust fan vented through the rim joist near corner by DC?
-Miter saw station would take up most of the 19’ wall. Has anyone seen a station that can be adjusted to accommodate a bench top drill press? An alternate thought is to put an adjustable and removable platform between the two work tables (which will be mobile as is the table saw.)
Any other ideas/suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
"I've learned the hard way that I can't afford to buy cheap tools"