My shop is small. There are two shop areas each about 12 by 10 feet. One is my “inside” shop that is just off the laundry room. This space is well-lit and has a heater. This is where I do my marquetry and scroll saw work. The other is my “outside” shop which is a fenced off area inside the carport. It’s open air and where I do most of my heavier and dustier work on the table saw, chop saw or sanding. I can use it most of the year, but when the temp is below 60 I can’t do things like glue ups or painting as both require minimum temps.
I have one really bad habit that I need to change, the tendency to have too many projects going at once and leaving bits of these all over the place. Frankly, the shop has become something of a dump and it’s getting useable.
So I’ve created a new design for the shop that hopefully will remove many of the spaces that collect crap and make the over all space more efficient for the way I really work. This starts is a major clean up and demo of a couple of problem fixtures.
Here are some pictures of the work:
While I am taking some things out, I am putting in one new piece, an old kitchen cabinet. This is a unit salvaged from our remodel two years ago. Heather had it in her art room for a while, but it didn’t really work for her. I could use the drawers and storage space so it’s on the move from the art room to the shop:
It’s going to take a few weeks, but when done I’ll have a better, cleaner space and less room for projects in process. Hopefully that will force me to finish stuff I start.
If you need me – look for the guy with the broom,