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I was renting a shop in town and decided I would save rent and build my own shop. Well about a week before I was finished I stated doing some installing cause I was running out of money. (Part time!) About eight years later and I'm still not using it full time. It is 832 sq. ft. I've built a full kitchen, two large entertainment centers and furniture all at the same time. It was crowded!!!!

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Not sure if that large shed in the background is your shop, Dennis, but if it is, that's my dream shop I can't even imagine how much equipment I could cram into that space.
 

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You're lucky to have all that space Dennis. What do you use for heat ?
 

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Sounds like about 24×48. And I have about 160 sq. ft :p
 

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It is 32'X26'. Dick, I have two 220V wall mount electric heaters. I use these just to keep it from freezing. I heat it with a portable propane heater.
 

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Wow, my math was waaaayyyyy off.
 

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You have a nice place to work, Dennis. You do great work, too.
 

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Spacious…. my new shop will be 24×32…. I hope
 

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Dennis great workshop. I'm with you on keeping the shop warm. I have a seperate meter for the shop and pay about $45.00 per month for electric and last year I paid over $600. for propane.

This year I dropped the thermastat setting. and only heat to 52 deg. So I've used just 100 gal of propane at about 3.50 per gallon.
 

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Dennis,I finally found your shop. Looks big as a barn. I hope to get over to see you before the year is out. See ya then.
 

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I like your shop. Wish I had the space.
 

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Hi Dennis,

You posted this long before I came on board but I am glad it came up on my list. You have a huge shop with plenty of work room. You have a nice collection of tools and I really like your lumber stash as well. By the way I enjoy seeing some sawdust on the floor. It confirms that you shop is getting used. I would much rather see something like this as opposed to a pristine shop that, to tell the truth, looks rather lonely.

Thanks for the post.
 

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Hey Dennis - somehow I missed your shop - guess I never went to page 7. Great shop and I think I have seen that tractor before. =0)
 

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As I have said to others, my whole shop would fit on your outfeed table! Very nice!
 

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Nice shop. I recognize the tractor and outdoors photo. I grew up in Hunt on a farm, ranch just east of Jerome and had an old ford like that one. Makes me want to move back to have some land for a large shop.
 

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I aw and drool at your shop and I've even designed my dream 24' x 36' shop but I think the question really is how warm you want it. My shop is 14' x 26' right now and I keep it as warm as I want with two small electric heaters charging me maybe $40/month or so but man it would be nice to have another 100 sq ft at least! I'd compromise ten degrees.
 

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Great shop Dennis good layout and cool tools.
 

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I do need it warm for finishing in winter. It is too small if I have one other person working. I designed it for building furniture, but have ended up building kitchens…again. Just for one guy it should be at least 1200sq ft.
 
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