Hi Steve, great to hear your latest on the new shop you intend to buy and set up. I am not the lay out guy since I am a welder and enjoy it so much. What I can help you out with is visualization of your space. I have been using a google Cad program to do so this past year and can make anything you need to get a good idea what will work and what won't. I am interested in building furniture as well, should you need steel components for any of your projects. I could do this for you at no charge, just gaining valuable information vicariously, should you be interested.