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Posted on 3 Car Garage, 2 bays for woodworking.

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#1 posted 08-05-2018 04:02 PM

HaHa – Many would kill to have a 3 bay 20×30x10 sized work space! You are lucky one.

IMHO – How much space you need and best layout really depends on size and qty of projects you produce.

Since you are new to dedicated shop space, Do not worry about what layout to create.
Suggest you put everything on a mobile base, roll it around as needed. After 6-9 months of regular use, a layout that works for your projects will emerge. With everything on wheels, you can also change your layout as often as project focus changes.

Biggest challenge to making a shop layout is finding one that works for power outlets and dust collection, while keeping a smooth process flow that minimizes wasted effort on handling or set up time. The compromises in achieving this balance are not simple, and almost never same each wood worker or location.

Relax, enjoy the process and make stuff!


-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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