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Built a 3-car garage and converted it to a woodshop two years ago. The storage shelves under the steps have certainly come in handy. I no longer have to be concerned with how to occupy my time in retirement!

The equipment stand belonged to my grandfather and I inherited it upon his passing. To make it a bit more funtional, I enclosed part of the space. The two compartments on either side give me some extra storage (can never have too much of that) as well as the drawers. In the top drawer I added tool holders to hold some of my lathe tools.


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WayneC

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#1 posted 03-22-2019 04:47 PM

That’s a very nice design for storage.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 03-22-2019 05:38 PM

great use of space,but lets see the rest of the shop? welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 03-22-2019 07:40 PM

you dog you were holding out on us.now thats a shop,i was thinking anyone that put that much effort into lost space under the stairs had to have a killer shop,and i was right.beautiful space to make dust,thanks for the extra pics.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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justahobby2

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#4 posted 03-22-2019 08:37 PM

thanks. When I was asked if it was my dream shop I responded No, because I never dreamed I would have anything even close to this. It is a nice combination of old and new. In addition to some new pieces of equipment I bought, I refurbished my grandfathers 100 year old workbench with new drawers and sliding trays behind the door on the right.
My outfeed table is part of the kitchen from our original house that I remade and added wheels to allow me to use it in other areas of the shop.

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mike02719

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#5 posted 03-22-2019 10:44 PM

Beautiful shop! Looks like a well planned, efficiently designed workspace. Concerning you comment on worrying about what to do in retirement, that is the wife’s job. Good luck!!

-- Mike, Massachusetts

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#6 posted 03-22-2019 10:48 PM

having grandpas bench is priceless,if it could only tell the stories,you just cant buy that.to me that would be the most valuable thing in my shop.i have many power and hand tools from my dad so every time im building something a part of him works with me.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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justahobby2

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#7 posted 03-22-2019 11:17 PM

Thanks. It took a year and a half to plan so I only have myself to blame if it is not right.

Yes, my grandfather is with me every time I enter the shop. I hope my work would be pleasing to him.

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moke

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#8 posted 03-23-2019 02:45 PM

What an awesome shop! most of us here are drolling as we read this!
Thanks for showing….

-- Mike

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justahobby2

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#9 posted 03-23-2019 03:11 PM

Thank you so much. In addition to all the hours of planning, it took me another year and a half to complete the inside. Just so you know, I do realize how blessed I am to have to have a wife that not only supported me through the entire process of the build, but was the one who encouraged me to build the shop in the first place.

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GR8HUNTER

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#10 posted 03-23-2019 03:38 PM

welcome 2 LJ’s GREAT SHOP :<)))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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justahobby2

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#11 posted 03-23-2019 03:44 PM

Thanks. Appreciate the welcome.

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#12 posted 03-26-2019 10:31 PM

I love my (much smaller) shop… but I really love yours ! Very cool.

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justahobby2

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#13 posted 03-27-2019 04:37 PM

Thanks, I really love it too.

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#14 posted 03-27-2019 05:59 PM

Cool shop and nice DC and equipment plus super storage ideas.

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justahobby2

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#15 posted 03-27-2019 08:30 PM

Thanks Jim. As we all know, you can never have too much storage. My grandfather taught me to always look that extra bit of unused space and try and figure how to put it to good use.

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