My first workshop in previous rental home was under a single car garage but not accessible via the existing basement. The area was 24' long X 11' wide X 75" high with concrete support beams and a steel ceiling that leaked due to cracks in the garage floor. Several tools in the shop were covered with a tarp or plastic. Also, most major tools (except radial arm saw) were on a mobile base; each tool had to be moved in order to create enough clearance for the length of wood I was working with at time. Also, there was no heating or cooling system for the area other than a portable fan and heater; generally in the upper 80s during summer months and upper 50s in winter at best. I did use this space for nearly the 10 years we rented the house from Aug 1999 - to Apr 2009 and did manage to build four baby cribs, one queen size bed, and few smaller projects. Here's a few pics of the original workshop area. Susie and I moved into out new home in April; the new worshop will be in the basement and kind of "L" shaped. It will have 8' ceilings (except directly under the JET AFS systems - one at each end of the shop); the overall area will be doubled and there will be heating/air conditioning and three large windows too. I completed the rough framing and the electrical work is completed. I will begin covering the roughed in framing this weekend and will enclose pics of progress. Need to complete the project before winter so I can get all of the tools out of the 2nd garage so I can get me vehicle in the garage.