Just as I walked in from work I got the call on the 'better' jobI had been waiting for. I will not be heading to Florida later this summer after all. Instead I get to build my shop here as the LOML and I had a LONG heart to heart chat this weekend and we're going to refit our house and stay here for at least another year (figure it will take that long to afford the repairs).
Staying here, however means that I get to build my small shop, so tonight I'm going to be working up the bare bones costs to put up my barn shop. It will be as big as I can afford, which is likely going to be 12x16, possibly 12x20 if I can afford the lumber. If not, I can always add on at a later date. I've had the plans for this shop for almost 6 years, so I've had plenty of time to think about what and how I want things (initially at least) I hope to have it up and at least dried in by June. I will start getting lumber quotes this week, and renew my building permit once I get my ducks in a row.
It will look something like this:
though from the house it will look more like this (site limitations)
I'll likely add a porch on one end, and the doors will definitely be on the end of the building. the shop will have a loft over at least 1/2 of it, so the square footage will be 192 on the 1st floor plus 96 of loft space (lumber and bulk storage).
Here's my pretty basic floorplan. The major tools will all be accounted for, and the storage cabinet is a tambour door tape storage cabinet which I'll add shelving to store all sorts of things.