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Ian S

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#1 posted 01-24-2017 05:40 PM



I looked at the design. you can easily put on sides, and doors for the front that will protect your wood from the direct elements. You could even go so far as to add a dehumidifier and make it a part time kiln. I think you are doing the right thing making the wood shelves on the side of the building. You could do the same thing on the other side for a miter saw and/or outside work space. My shop is much bigger than yours and I am working outside frequently because it is so big and I get some fresh air.

- dannmarks

Very interesting ideas. I haven’t built something that large before (a full enclosure would be something like 7’ tall X 15’ wide) but I suppose it’s doable. Although, enclosing it more assertively like that might create a space that’s ideal for insects or mold (dark, cool, etc.) so I’m not sure that’s the right way either. Dehumidifier or even a fan would be interesting though.

I actually love the idea of an exterior-mounted miter saw station. Might have to see what I can figure out in that regard. Good idea!


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