Hello woodworking friends,
I have been away from this forum and woodworking for some time now. after starting a family in 2007 I just got too busy and found it too cumbersome to set up the shop in my 2 car garage which I share with my wife’s car, washer, dryer, freezer, 5 bicycles and a bunch of other stuff just to squeeze in a hour of shop time.
I plan to return to woodworking soon as I have just bought a home on a large lot with plenty of room for a shop. The proposed plan I have created calls for a cement slab with driveway access and wood frame structure 18’ X 26’ a 12’ roll up door, standard man door, 3 windows, insulated vaulted ceiling, insulated walls with wood siding, plywood interior walls and plenty of 110 & 220 power all around, floor and ceiling included. I have created a scaled drawing of the shop and my tools to determine an efficient layout and where I will need power and how much. Placement of windows, lighting, doors, ventilation, dust collection etc. are all being carefully considered. I have posted a progress shot of the shop in the "show us your shop" thread.