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It's still a work-in-progress but I'm having a great time getting it set up. It's 30×30, insulated and heated with a radiant floor system (propane). Big thanks to the Lumberjocks community for so many great ideas and resources.

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Very nice shop !!!
 

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wow!! is it normal for me to be drooling right now? very nice, indeed!
 

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Great shop yo got there!
 

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Nice, my shop will never be that clean and organized.
 

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Ottacat, you should see it right now - not clean and less organized…
 

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Wow, very sharp looking shop. I'm curious how well your dust collection works. I would like to make more runs like yours but I don't want to loose too much suction.
 

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DeltaDaddy, the system works reasonably well. At the end of the longest runs it's not as good as I'd hoped but works. I put in a 3 way T right at the collector with blast gates so I can shut off the two runs I'm not using but I mostly leave them all open because I don't think it makes a material difference. I'm headed out now to make some sawdust!
 

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I like the idea of using metal siding for the ceiling. Any problems with that material?
 

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No, AlStatman, the ceiling is working great. I've secured a few things and sheet metals screws have worked perfectly or I've gone into the truss if it's carrying any weight. The workshop is in the front part of a Morton building and that was my only choice unless I wanted to do it myself (I figured I had enough projects already…).
 

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You did a great job building and outfitting your shop. It's a very warm and inviting workshop!
 

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Thanks, mbs. I'm having a fantastic time "working" away. It's such a great distraction to the real world and I always come in feeling happy and content after making some sawdust.
 

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Beautiful shop. Really like the walls in the knotty pine. What is on the ceiling? And I like the polished cement floor. I had mine shined when they finished it.
 

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Martin,
Ceilings are metal. The building is a Morton building and that's their only choice (unless you do it yourself) but it seems to be working just fine. Thanks for the nice comments.
Brian
 

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wow. i love this shop..
 

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Thanks, JHIM. i can tell you it doesn't look like that anymore - it's a lot messier with lots of scraps and sawdust! I'm working on a rolling downdraft cart, a rolling cart with a Porter Cable dovetail jig on one side and a spindle sander on the other (flip top idea I saw on Lumberjocks), making cabinets in my Kreg router table, and about two dozen other projects just to organize. I'm in heaven being out there though.
 

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after looking at I think all the shops on this page. this one is still my favorite.. must be the walls idk!
 
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