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#1 posted 02-27-2015 03:04 AM

My shop is 13’ x 22’, and while I could wish for me I feel that it’s going to be sufficient for the business I plan to have.. at least for 5-odd years.

Currently I have a Craftsman hybrid saw (22124) an 8” jointer, mitre saw, benchtop planer (deWalt 734) and I’m buying the HF dust collector soon. By utilising wall space I think I’m going to easily fit everything I need, though perhaps not in the most optimal configuration.

I think if you can afford to build larger go ahead and do it, but at the very least build in mind for expansion. For example, go for 12’ x 16’ but on the 16’ wall install a long 8’ header, and doubled up studs, centred so that in the future you can expand onto the back of the shop and have a large opening with which to access the extra shop space. You’d also want to avoid running wires through that portion of the shop.

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