So you’ve thought about taking woodworking as a hobby? Good, but have you given a thought as to where will you set up your wood shop? Commonly people go for their garages and/or basements. Although these are very good options to setup your new woodworking shop, you need to take into account a plethora of factors:
For instance, availability of electrical outlets for your power tools, storage to store tools & insulated storage for wood. There are countless woodworking shop ideas available on the Internet. Of course you can set it up as you like it, but getting tips from there could prove to be very helpful.
Over the Internet many people have posted their experiences and woodworking shop ideas. If you are a seasoned woodworker, you can use your personal experience to set up shop, but you can never be too careful. The notion behind looking at other’s plans is just to get ideas and be reminded of details that you might have overlooked. Let’s take a look at some of the woodworking shop ideas that most people overlook.
Tools are the basic necessity in woodworking. It is very difficult to build anything without using them. You should make sure that you have good tool storage in your woodwork shop. As wood works create a lot of dust and splinters, you should have covered tool storage. Although open shelves are very easy to use, they’ll prove to be a nuisance later down the road. An option can be to have a worktable with closed/covered storage. This could be your very first project (don’t worry, you can find the plans here as well: Click here for my “Download Area”).
Now that your tools are safe and secure, you need to have the best storage for the wood. Wood is main ingredient of the project; you need to have insulated storage for it. This is very important because wood is easily damaged from temperature. For it make a horizontal & covered rack. While some leave their wood in the corner or on the floor it gets damaged very easily. Your woodworking shop ideas should always take care of this thing.
Using L brackets, you can get a good firm support. Moreover you should make sure that the screws are nicely in place in the studs, so that the brackets don’t give way. Last but not the least, make sure that the rack is placed 6 feet above the ground.
Now that you have the basics covered, you must make sure that the place you selected has enough electrical power to support all your power tools. You must conduct a thorough research before setting it up so that your tools don’t malfunction or get ruined. Voltage fluctuations do that to tools. Plus make sure that the place is lightened up, so that you won’t have trouble looking at that tight spot in the corner. It will enlighten the workplace, so that you can enjoy while working and be at ease. Go ahead share your woodworking shop ideas with others. Who knows it might be the very thing missing from the plan.