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My shop is a 600 square foot second story addition to my garage. It has a 9.5' vaulted ceiling, 2 4' x 4' North facing skylights, and a 10' wall of windows for plenty of light. To deal with the issue of getting large items up and down, I built in a 4' x 8' trap door in the floor. Above it runs a 9' I-beam attached to the ceiling from which I have trolley and winch. Open the door, pull it up, slide it over..perfect!

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Douglas, your shop sounds interesting. Is there any chance we could get some pictures of it posted when you have the time?
 

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Here you go Scott. I have attached some quick shots to my workshop profile. I consider my shop my never-ending work in progress as I have so many plans for additional cabinets, tables, bla bla bla. For my avatar I decided to use the sign my nephews made for me that is at the door going up to my shop. Hey, every kid needs his fort, right?
 

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radial arm saw, nice! i dont think i can even imagine being able to afford one new (or second hand for that matter)
 

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Douglas, what a nice shop space you have to work in!!! All the windows and skylights are simply wonderful. In my whop the only natural light is from the window in the door, and despite adding several fluorescent lights, it still has areas that are hard to see and, of course, large projects create lots of shadows that you would not have with natural lighting. I like your shop layout and it appears as if you have it organized well.

I assume that you have a stairway from the garage into the shop as well or do you enter from the second floor?

By the way I really like the wood flooring (which of course you would necessarily have being as your shop is above the garage). It is so much easier to work on as opposed to concrete. I am glad to see that you did not have to decide whether you wanted a garage or a shop. With your set-up you can have both.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting with you.
 
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