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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-28-2008, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
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My house has a two car garage on the main level and a third in the walk out basement. Right now I am using the main garage for my shop but with the two vehicle parked in there it get a might crowded and therefore I cannot keep my table saw up stairs the plan is for me to move my shop into the downstairs garage so I can have it all together. These pics are of that garage. it measures 12' 6" X 21' 3". I need to get the ceiling finished, the concrete wall finished and close in the utilities, wiring and all that stuff. I would like to be in it by fall 2009. Money, BIG factor!!!!
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Hey XP4 - although not wide you have plenty of length for your shop - and to have a place that you can mostly use for woodworking - is the cats meow! There are folks with just 12 x12 shops that are making great projects. So good luck with your area and I know what you mean by "money being a factor" - just go as you can and watch for the bargains at the box stores on lumber and the such - that is how I did my shop and I love it. Also if you go to this web site - click on - build a dream shop - on the left side - you can put the measurements of your shop there - and place all the tool that you have and want - to see how everything will fit - will give you a good idea of what your space will hold.
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The best suggestion from me would be to keep your ceiling as high as possible. Mine is 8 ft. and has been a real pain. Always banging long things into lights, ducts, etc.

I'm sure you will have fun doing a new shop. Enjoy, but don't let the wife hang curtains on the windows!

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Mine is 8 ft. and has been a real pain
This makes me smile! My shop is in the basement, and the ceiling is 6'4"

There are advantages to being short statured, and to making small projects... like boxes < s >

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I appreciate yall's comments, the one on the ceiling is well noted, the ceiling now is 9'3" and I will keep it as close to that as I can. The planner at Grizzly, thanks that will be used. I have them bookmarked but never saw the planner. Honey won't be hanging any curtains "cuss thay ain't no windows" down there!! I would like to change one panel in the garage door, but that is way down on the list. Again thanks for the help.

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