Down sizing - Router Forums
 5Likes
  • 1 Post By RainMan 2.0
  • 2 Post By DesertRatTom
  • 1 Post By DesertRatTom
  • 1 Post By TwoSkies57
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
roofner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Gary
Posts: 790
 
Default Down sizing

I live in a mobile home park . Not enough room in my shed. Things have gotten out of hand. I just can't work to much clutter. Got get rid of non accentual. I have 2 projects still in progress. Need to catch while down sizing.
roofner is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 12:32 PM
Registered User
 
RainMan 2.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Country: Canada
First Name: Rick
Posts: 14,647
 
Default

I hear where your coming from Gary . I have a 22-26 garage and find it’s far to small.
Come on Lottery
jj777746 likes this.

currently washed up
RainMan 2.0 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-08-2018, 12:49 PM
Forum Contributor
 
DesertRatTom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Tom
Posts: 14,022
 
Default

Gary, Depending on the climate where you live, you'll probably have to find a way to roll some of your tools out of the shed and onto either a concrete pad, or a pad you make of wood. If that puts you out in the sun, work out how to put up some sort of cover. I've now expanded my two sheds by enclosing the space between them, and by hanging a roofed porch over the front of the one I use for an office. I live in the desert at about 3000 ft where the UV will burn you in 15 minutes. We used to have a couple of snows and some rain now and then, so I made the coverings solid. But you might consider a simple shade cloth cover stretched on a frame you affix to a structure with legs to support the other end.

Most of my flooring for porches are large square frames covered with 2x lumber for the floor. Simple, fairly cheap. Take a picture or two of the area around and in front of your shed so we can come up with a solution. Also what kind of climate you live in with winter and summer temps, rain, snow. Let's see what this bunch of wood geniuses come up with.

We're all pretty much tightwads so we'll keep budget in mind.
Danman1957 and jj777746 like this.

The more I do, the less I accomplish.
DesertRatTom is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2018, 01:11 PM
Registered User
 
Andrew_the_Celt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
First Name: N/a
Posts: 9
 
Default

I'm in Canada and used to work out of a shed.

Dragging the tools outside only worked until the snow got too deep.
Andrew_the_Celt is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2018, 03:23 PM
Forum Contributor
 
DesertRatTom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Tom
Posts: 14,022
 
Default

Gary, I think you are looking for some possible solutions given your restricted space and probably, the rules of the park association. If you do your cutting outside, you can keep the shed clean and use it for finishing. For me, it's about having a solid floor for tools to sit on and a cover of some sort to keep out of the sun or rain. The pix is the roof over the porch on my office shed. I have a step down, but could easily have built the porch level with the shed's floor. If you look to the right of the shed, you can see the space that is now covered over and that will house the dust collector. It has both a roof and an elevated floor. It started by putting up two, 12 foot headers and hangers for 2x4s of various lengths. This accounted for the two buildings not being exactly parallel. Some ply and roll roofing and voila', a covered breezeway to store ladders, wood and place the dust collector. It will also keep the electical sub panel dry. Didn't cost much either.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0745.JPG
Views:	28
Size:	408.3 KB
ID:	357637  

JFPNCM likes this.

The more I do, the less I accomplish.

Last edited by DesertRatTom; 07-09-2018 at 03:28 PM.
DesertRatTom is online now  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2018, 05:53 PM
Retired Moderator
 
TwoSkies57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Bill
Posts: 5,977
   
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roofner View Post
I live in a mobile home park . Not enough room in my shed. Things have gotten out of hand. I just can't work to much clutter. Got get rid of non accentual. I have 2 projects still in progress. Need to catch while down sizing.
@roofner

Went thru that clutter with an attitude this past spring. Reorganized, changed my shop layout just a bit and got rid of a ton of clutter. It wasn't easy, but damn happy I did it now!
good luck Gary
jj777746 likes this.

"..... limited only by imagination"

"Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave"
Skipper the Penguin
TwoSkies57 is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-10-2018, 09:22 AM
Registered User
 
Garyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Gary
Posts: 806
 
Default

Gary, when we sold our house and started out living the RV lifestyle I went from a 1200sf shop to a 10 x 20 rental shed. Some days it was a pita but it can be managed. Even produced an entertainment center for my daughter. There is a lot of information on line, in books and magazines on pretty neat ideas for conserving space so sit back, think it through and you can do it. The hardest change for me was giving up my cabinet saw for a small contractors saw but it still cuts wood, you just have to use your imagination sometimes. I don't miss the BIG project anymore and really get more pleasure from the small ones (those for family instead of a customer). I've personally had more fun with a mini-lathe than I ever did building furniture.

The other Gary
Garyk is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome