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11-10-2015 03:32 AM

I’m somewhat in a planning phase. As soon as I sell my house in NJ i am planning on buying a house here in Ft. Worth. We will be looking for a house with a 3 car garage and have the wife’s full support in putting a dividing wall down the garage and turning the 2 car garage into a wood working shop. Would like to see what other folks have done and get some ideas on layout and DC layout.



-- still wet behind the ears.....

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#1 posted 11-10-2015 03:54 AM

I built a 30’ X 33’ detached garage with a 10/12 pitch roof with dormer. I have a 700sqft room above the shop and garage. There is a bathroom, gas heater and 200 amp service. Old pictures are on my workshop, the shop has become more organized and several pieces of equipment added. I have to leave one bay open in the winter for my wife.

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#2 posted 11-10-2015 04:02 AM

Mine is smaller than 20×20 as it’s only 16×18 with a low ceiling, and it also houses motorcycles. But here it is:

Workbench on the back wall with french cleat setup, cabinets on the left side, wood storage on the right side, TS/Router Table in the center on wheels.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#3 posted 11-10-2015 01:13 PM

My garage i think is around 18×18 maybe, don’t know where all my space went, got too much random crap in the way or I’d take a pic haha.

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#4 posted 11-10-2015 02:18 PM

I’m in the same boat as Joe, if I could find my shop, I’d take a picture. Unfortunately, I share the 2-car garage with storage shelving, a motorcycle, and a stack of 400 bf of rough maple which sits in the middle. It isn’t very conducive to efficient working. Gotta sell the bike and mill the maple. Our next house will have, or at least have space for, a separate shop.

I’ll be following thread for inspiration.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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Ty Moser

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#5 posted 11-10-2015 03:32 PM

Here’s a panorama of my garage/shop. This was about a month ago and things have been re-organized and messed back up at least two times since then.

Click here if you want to ZOOM

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#6 posted 11-10-2015 07:08 PM

I’m still finishing my hf dust collector put together then gotta move everything around. I won’t have any dc piping up or anything since I still need to figure out how I’m going to do that, but ill take a pic once I get it somewhat presentable, if I can find the time that is.

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#7 posted 11-10-2015 07:32 PM

I would like it to be bigger. In the pic I am rebuilding 2 shapers with a DP and planer to be rebuilt next.

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#8 posted 11-11-2015 02:27 AM

Thanks guys!

-- still wet behind the ears.....

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#9 posted 11-11-2015 03:02 AM

Here’s a link to my workshop. It’s a 3 car garage with my shop occupying the one car and half the two car! The layout is decent but I’m in dire need of wall space. I have a wood lathe and a planer and jointer that I still have to put together. Here’s the link:

-- Jay

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#10 posted 11-11-2015 12:22 PM

I really only get about half of it. The rest of the space is shared with family stuff/storage:

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#11 posted 11-12-2015 02:12 AM

Mine is 24×28, but holds 2 motorcycles, a fridge, freezer, tire changer, reload table, a 10×10 spray booth with blower. Pics here. I’ve added a larger dust collector and a full size lathe since I took the pics. Everything but the workbench is mounted on a mobile base, so it can be positioned as needed.

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#12 posted 11-12-2015 02:52 AM

OSU55 – I really like that roll down paint booth! I made a ~7’x9’ temporary one out of PVC but even disassembled it takes up a decent amount of room..

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#13 posted 11-15-2015 02:54 AM

Here’s my 2 car garage shop. Roughly 20X20.

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Ty Moser

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#14 posted 11-15-2015 02:58 AM

Ben, no table saw or is that one in the back by that old bandsaw looking thing? It appears that you have plenty of room.

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#15 posted 11-16-2015 04:07 AM

I only use half of our garage, but there are a few pics of it in my workshop profile. Matt

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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