Iíve been lurking on this forum for the past few years, but now that Iíve started to build a new shop in the backyard, Iíll post my progress here.
The new shop is going to be 24 x 30, with a 10 x 10 room for my wife, Beth, to use for sewing and as a weaving studio. That leaves me 620 sq. ft., and Iíll make do with that. The building is the standard stick construction, with a wooden floor over a fairly deep crawlspace. No water or bathroom, but itís only 50 feet to the house. Iím running 100 amp service to it, and will have both 110 and 220 volt outlets throughout. Lighting will be 8 Ė 10 4 foot dual tube LED fixtures. Iím also adding a five foot covered porch to the front 30 feet of the shop, so weíll have a cool spot to hang out on hot and or rainy summer days. The same contractor that built our house is getting the main structure up, and then I'll finish off the interior and do a lot of the electrical work. And all in my spare time, to boot!
Iíll try to keep up with the posting, and get as many photos uploads as I can. I hope you enjoy this, and please feel free to comment, pro or con. I am sure this will be a learning experience for me!