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This is my two car garage, being converted to shop now. :)

Large L-shaped workbench and shelves are made with 4×4 legs, 2×4 framing, and (so far) 3/4" rough plywood top, all anchored by 3" deck screws-mostly, I did get carried away with the framing gun later on. I'm going to add another 3×4" layer of high-quality ply on top, along with melanine on one end for my soon-to-be-built custom built-in router table. Already have the PC 7518, Rockler Custom Tall Fence, T-track, Miter track, and Bench Dog Prolift. Table saw comes after Uncle Sam gets me back the money I loaned him last year. Probably a Jointer/Planer after that. Cabinets on the wall will be built soon, I hope.

I'm sure I'll eventually replace a lot of this with more furniture-grade tables, drawers, etc., but this gets me a good area to work and begin in this hobby.

Of course, because it does flood here (usually only a few inches, but every few years or so can get 2') I have to be attentive to how I build things. I'm thinking I'll probably build a raised floor section for the table saw, just to avoid any eventual insurance squabbles.

Anyhow, that's it for now. Comments welcome.

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It looks like you have a pretty nice start on your shop with the benches that you have added. They look to be well-built and help to organize your shop. I am looking forward to seeing updates to your shop as you continue its evolution.
 

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The best addition to anyones shop (after tools) is a dust recovery system. Rockler came out with a wall mounted motor with a broom type attachment and a 4" hose. It's less than $200.00 and well worth it if you can't afford a whole system. It can be hooked up individually also.
 

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Yeah, believe me my wife laughs at me because I stare at each Rockler catalog I get until they're worn through. Right now I have the 1450 Rigid shop vac, and it works reasonably well for the only thing I've tested it on: my random orbital sander. A dust system is definitely on my list, however, as I know the shop vac won't keep up once I get some of the bigger tools going.
 

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Well It's been 239 days and how is the hobby going? It does that time to build up the tools, Steve in Oregon
 
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