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post #1 of 4 Old 03-30-2015, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Feedback on this Workshop Layout?

So we're swapping areas around in our basement and the new Workshop is going to be 9' 4" x 26'. Probably down to 9' wide since one wall is just cement block and I may put up studs and make it an actual wall.

I'm trying to come up with a good layout that I can stick with instead of just having things in random places and having to keep moving them around like I did with my current shop which was just kind of pieced together.

I found this site that seems to have a nice layout.

The shop is the same width but mine will be a few feet longer. I maye just have a giant shelf on one of the walls which that may just make up the difference.

Anyway, just wondering if anyone has seen this design before and used it and how it works. Or if anyone just sees any major flaws in the design from looking at it.

The only major tools I need to have are my Table Saw and Miter Saw which both get dedicated spaces.

Thanks for any opinions.
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-30-2015, 01:27 PM
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Do you have or plan to add a drill press, router table, bandsaw, jointer, etc? What do you build or plan to build? Do you need to handle full sheets of ply/MDF/particle board or just small pieces? Knowing those things helps in the overall design and layout for work flow.


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I don't have plans to add anything specific right now. I rarely need to do anything with full sheets or plywood. I just cut it out on the driveway and bring it inside if I need to do that.

This is mainly for smaller projects around the house, some furniture at times, and things like that.
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I have an 11x20ish space. On the left side, I have a work bench that has my scms on the left and my RAS on the right with a 3' roller in between. Behind that on the wall is pegboard. Beside that is also my air compressor and on the other end is a portable table that houses my drill press.

On the other wall is my bandsaw, stationary sander, work bench, and router table. I store my planer and other drill press under the bench. I also have other upper cabinets that house all of my power tools with pegboard on the doors for additional storage.

I also have a 4' x 2' metal rack with 6 shelves for wood storage.

My table saw is on wheels, and I move it out when I need to use it. I'd love to expand it in the future, but for now it works for me.

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