I've mentioned my shop before in various threads. I have a basement shop. It is fairly narrow, measuring 11x24. However, at one end we have a large L-shaped set of shelves with family storage (boxes) on it, so I don't get full use of the space, just about 80%.
Here's the layout, starting with the West Wall:
Starting on the left we have a 2HP DC. I have one DC line running along the wall (coloured red), so I would really like to keep the tools along that wall. Then we have some wood storage on the wall, and wood shorts in a wheeled box below. Moving along is an assembly table -slash- outfeed table for the TS. My portable router table is down below on that table. Then the TS, then the 6" jointer, and the DP in the corner.
The 14" bandsaw is on the center of the North wall, small shelves above it. I pretty much need to wheel the BS out into the center of the room for any but the smallest cuts.
Then the opposite East Wall:
Again, moving L->R we have some cabinets where I have random storage of jigs, blades, hardware as well as things like paint cans and electrical parts and other small tools and so on. Then a scrollsaw on a low cart tucked beside the workbench. (There is an un-drawn hand tool cabinet on the wall above the workbench. Then the door into the shop, and then those L-shaped shelves.
FInally the Southeast Corner:
The storage shelves -- can't get rid of them for the forseeable (sp?) future. Tucked into the corner is the planer and Miter saw on a flip-top tool stand. That also needs to be wheeled out into the center of the shop and hooked up to a DC line when I need to use it.
The jointer is my main headache, followed by the bandsaw. Anything over about 30" requires that I pull out the jointer and also shove the TS around (so the rails don't obstruct) in order to clear enough infeed/outfeed space.
I've looked and thought, but really can't think of a way to rearrange things to make it easier to use the jointer. I'd rather just rearrange, I don't want to have to buy or build anything -- too many other projects issues on the plate right now.
The bandsaw also could use a better place. If I could get rid of, or reduce, the L-shaped shelves in the corner, I would move the Bandsaw over to the south side of the door. I think it'd work well there, and it wouldn't be too far from the DC to run a short pipe/hose over there.
One radical idea I considered is to swap the TS and the workbench. That would be a lot of work, as I'd have to move the wall-mounted shelves and so on also. But it would play havoc with the DC layout, so it's not a welcome thought right now.
photos to go with the drawing:
SouthWEST: (Edit: I had this mislabeled as Southeast)