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Forum topic by RobHannon posted 09-24-2018 03:11 PM 499 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-24-2018 03:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shop garage storage

Question for any of you that have gone from an existing shop to making your own dream shop. What did you do with all your stuff during the transmission? In the next few years I plan on breaking ground on my own pole barn dream shop, but my existing shop building will need to be torn down for that. I expect to have to do some significant downsizing/spring cleaning as part of the move, but I have some large items I don’t want to lose. I can probably get bandsaw, drill press, planer, miter saw, jointer all in my basement without breaking anything. My tablesaw, outfeed table, and compressor are not going to easily move into my house. The compressor I expect to need for part of the construction and need to do some noodling on how to pull that off. I have 220 run out to a pool pump that I may borrow for that hurdle.

Selling and re-buying later, is possibly but not at all my preference.

I have considered renting a storage cube or even a shipping container. Also buying a shipping container and selling it after things are complete.

Renting one of those big walled party tents they use for weddings and such.

Buying a box store shed kit and selling it after the project is over.

I am betting I am not the only person here who has gone through this. What all did you do?

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#1 posted 09-24-2018 05:19 PM

I gave up my parking spot in the garage and stored all of the equipment there, under drop cloths, and stacked up. It meant scraping windows and such but it was also free storage space without a lot of extra effort.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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