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Fleamo's Tetris Woodworking Shop/Garage

I spent a lot of time playing the video game Tetris when I was a teenager. Little did I know that that wasted time would pay off when I configured my workshop. I live in Lakewood, Ohio. It's one of the most densely populated cities in the USA. I am maxed out space wise due to zoning restrictions. My workshop measures 12' x 20'. Along with all my tools, the shop also needs to provide space for my car in inclement weather. With the exception of my DeWalt miter saw, all the major power tools are on carts. The mortise machine, small band saw, band sander, router table, DeWalt planer and drill press all fit under the workbench on carts when not in use. Cable tv and a dorm fridge, as well as gas heater were added as soon as I found room for them.

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Man Fleamo, you have a ton of stuff in there! Well done, great feat of engineering to get that all in and so well organized…..Thank you for showing us!
 

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Great use of space. Thanks for posting…. picts like this are like wood porn here.
 

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great shop space,snug and cozy but it works.what are the plans for the big slab on the floor,im thinking since you park over it any oil or whatever could stain it.thanks for the pic's.
 

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Thanks guys,
If you look at the third photo, you can see the slab on edge with its recently flattened side showing. It's 8/4 black oak about 7' long. I am still not sure what I will use it for. I store it good side down on padded 2×6 's to keep it off the floor. I normally put a plastic sheet over it when under the car, but didn't do that for the photos.

Any suggestions for the slab?
 

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a good sizes coffee table is one prime use for a slab like that.could be used for desk tops or maybe a bench.
 

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It's gotta be some sort of table…..it is kind of narrow for any sort of dining table, unless you split it and put epoxy resin in the middle and made a "river table". Or it could be a cool bar top too…
 

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Very nice setup! And you can put a car in there, what a bonus. Also, where are you in Ohio? I live in Houston, TX but I am from Reynoldsburg, OH, just east of Columbus.
 

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Nyle,
Thanks. I am in Lakewood, which is on the near west side of Cleveland. I pass Reynoldsburg On I-70 when I visit my customer State Industrial Products in Hebron.
 

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a good sizes coffee table is one prime use for a slab like that.could be used for desk tops or maybe a bench.

- pottz
As a variation, consider making a set of trestle legs to lift the slab off the ground, just don't attach the top to the legs. Then you can enjoy it as a table while you consider its beauty and ultimate use.

As a bonus, the slab will continue to dry in a conditioned space and your shop won't be as cluttered.
 

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Lot of cool tools and organized very well.
 

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Tight space. None-the-less you make it work. Go Tribe!
 
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