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kdc68's Workshop #1: My basement retreat

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This is part 1 in a 1 part series: kdc68's Workshop

  1. My basement retreat

This is my retreat. It’s 10′ × 30′ total. There’s a masonry wall dividing the whole basement in half. Eventually the ideal scenario would be spread more of the workshop into the other half and have it organized and functional. If I did this, then my shop space would about double in width. Maybe someday. The other half (not posted) is storage and is packed full. I have a lumber storage rack, tool boxes and miscellaneous household storage.

I live in an older house and the stairs are narrow and steep. Getting all the equipment down there took some doing. Each had to be disassembled into smaller easy to carry pieces and then reassembled. Luckily I’ve had help from family, friends, and my neighbor to help with each new tool delivery. Sheet good are cut outside into manageable pieces then carried inside through the living room, dining room, kitchen, and then downstairs. Solid wood (on the other hand) isn’t a big deal as they are rough cut to length either by my lumber supplier or myself outside and are easier to deal with. So needless to say I tend to do smaller projects.

Measure "at least" twice and cut once

11 Comments

Very nice shop. Very clean and well organized. Love your router table. I see you’re a Grizzly man too. I love my Grizzly products.

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Thanks Jeff. I’ve had all good experiences with Grizzly customer service, tech support, and their equipment. Thanks for the compliments !

Measure "at least" twice and cut once

Really cool shop! You have spent alot time in there making it nice and it shows.

steve66

Thanks Steve. I think it’s a good hobbyist workshop.

Measure "at least" twice and cut once

That is the tidiest shop I’ve ever seen. Very nice. It’s tough fitting a lot of stuff in a small space. You’ve laid it out very efficiently.

Losing fingers since 1969

Thanks Brian. I try to put things away when I’m done and clean up afterwards, otherwise it gets out of hand quickly. Been there done that. Thanks for the compliment !

Measure "at least" twice and cut once

Very nicely set up, beautiful shop.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

I see some equipment is on wheels . I’m the same way . Then when your done you can clean up and get valuable floor space back . Nice shop

Wheaties

Thorreain…..Thanks for the compliment !

Wheaties…..Yep those mobile bases are a great thing to have in a small space. And thanks for the compliment !

Measure "at least" twice and cut once

Nice shop.well organized and very clean.

whitebeast88….Thanks for the compliment !

Measure "at least" twice and cut once