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Ocelot, I have often said that I felt a stand alone shop is the way to go. This looks like a pretty nice set-up to me. I am assuming that you only have to share the space with your lawn/garden equipment so it looks like you have got plenty of room in there even if you have to share it. As you complete your upgrades how about adding some pictures of the inside as well? Tours of other shops are always a welcome post.
 

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Will do, Scott. Actually this was a construction photo from 2 years ago. The shop is now filled with old furniture and stacks of boxes - as I have married since then and my wife (who has her own hobbies) came with more yarn and fabric than she likely can knit and sew for the rest of her life.

My #1 project right now (after doing the taxes and planting the early garden) is flooring the shop upstairs and moving all the yarn and fabric up there. For now, I plan to have a pull-down stair, but may add an outside stairway on one end later - to make the upstairs storage more accessible.

I could post some photos as-is, but my shop area is surrounded by piles of boxes.
 

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Hey Ocelot,
Nice designed shop with plenty of potential and space.
Why are the entrance ramps so far into the shop.???
 

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Good spotting, Splinterman!

It's a nuisance. When the concrete man was pouring the floor, I came from work and found him about finished doing it like that. I asked the same question - wasn't happy about it. His reply was that I had only paid for a 3-ft apron out front and the ramps would be too steep if they were only ramping the apron. One of my co-workers has suggested that it still could be fixed by pouring some more concrete. I may do that eventually, but for now, I've learned not to trip over the edge of the ramps - and I'm not using the ramp area for my woodworking shop area.

-Paul
 
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