I'm in the early stages of planning out a new shop. Right now I'm looking at putting up a 7200 sq/ft building with a 16' sidewall. Dimensions would be 60' x 120', with the office outside of the main building. The plan is to put a partition wall on one end, leaving a 28x60 area for staging, and parking the truck and trailer indoors. Here's a couple of the layouts I've come up with. Some of the equipment on there, I don't have, I'm just planning for the future. I think there's seven shapers on there, I've got three currently.
1. Too many aisles. And the benches where cabinet assembly take place are a mile from the door to the staging area. Everything is kinda going in every direction as well.
2. Pretty much the same complaints about #1 here. Box assembly is closer though. Navigating that mess of equipment with a cart full of parts would a pain as well.
3. This is the one I'm liking at the moment. The aisle that the forklift would have to use for getting material into the rack is also the feed spot for two tablesaws, and the widebelt. I don't like how far the pallet racking is from the Striebig, but that's about the worst of it here I think. Worst case if I'm going to be hammering through a lot of one kind of sheet, I'd just pick up the whole bunk from the rack and move it right to the saw.