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#1 posted 03-06-2015 11:22 PM

My shop is the same size you are looking at. I did end up buying a smaller out building to put lawn stuff in and other stuff I didn’t want in my shop. Most everything in my shop is on rollers but I can set it up to get to most stuff with out having to move anything for much of the stuff I do.

One one short wall I have a drill press, workbench, and flip top cart with planer and miter saw. Then along the long wall (no doors) is a midi lathe, and wood storage (horizontal above lathe) and vertical next to the lathe, and a catch all shelving unit in the corner. Going down the next wall is the jointer, bandsaw, and another shelving unit with light weight stuff (Ridgid sander, a small delta table top band saw, circular saw, jig saw, scroll saw, router jigs, etc… I have horizontal storage above the the double wide doors and the table saw/router table sit mainly in the center of the shop. I also have cathedral ceilings so have storage in that area for junk wood (2×4 and treated stuff, ladder, and other stuff I don’t get to as often). I have a shop vac/cyclone set up on rollers that moves to where ever it fits best when working scenario.

My big knock on my shop is lack of power. Don’t skimp on this. Need to be able to run a shop vac or dust collector and name another tool at any given time.

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