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    Default New shop ideas

    Hi all,
    I am getting ready to build a new shop and wanted to get ideas - seen other post like this and learned a lot, so would like your input.

    So far I am looking at a metal building, concrete floor, spray insulation.

    I am in Florida so no floor heat will be needed.

    Think I am settling on a 40' x 100' x 14' with a 2:12 pitch

    Was thinking a 16' awning down one side but now not so sure.

    Think I want to be able to drive through the building across the 40'

    I am in a 24' x 32' two story building we built in 96 and it is real tight, I build RTA and custom cabinets along with custom furniture. Some equipment includes 4x8 cnc, 24" sander, table saw, shapers, 13 & 15 & 20" planers, band saw, small lathe and such.

    Below is a rendering of a possibility

    Thanks in advance
    Tim

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    Not sure about everybody else but I find myself always wishing I had more drive in doors, lots of drop down power and air!

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    Things that I have found useful or wish I had:

    Three phase power.
    Spray booth/dedicated finishing area.
    Empty space for assembly and staging while waiting for pick up/delivery.
    Space for a 4x8 workbench in front of the CNC and directly behind a roll up door. Slide sheets off the truck onto the workbench and then onto the CNC. I have a large Kreg workbench on castors and it works great.
    Insulation and air conditioning
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    I have a high ceiling / clearance and it sure is nice when swinging 'stuff' around. What I wished I had in my 40x50 shop is 'Spray booth/dedicated finishing area". Russ

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    That's an impressive setup with all the PVC on the walls, clean layout
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    Quote Originally Posted by willmorgan View Post
    Not sure about everybody else but I find myself always wishing I had more drive in doors, lots of drop down power and air!
    My son and I were talking about drop down air last night and I was think only one or two drops over an assembly table, will have to consider more, thanks
    Tim Lucas Custom Woodworks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Larrett View Post
    Things that I have found useful or wish I had:

    Three phase power.
    Spray booth/dedicated finishing area.
    Empty space for assembly and staging while waiting for pick up/delivery.
    Space for a 4x8 workbench in front of the CNC and directly behind a roll up door. Slide sheets off the truck onto the workbench and then onto the CNC. I have a large Kreg workbench on castors and it works great.
    Insulation and air conditioning
    Thanks Keith, I was thinking of putting the CNC in a back corner but now will bring it close the drive through area, planning on spray foam insulation and A/C
    Tim Lucas Custom Woodworks
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    "I have a high ceiling / clearance and it sure is nice when swinging 'stuff' around. What I wished I had in my 40x50 shop is Spray booth/dedicated finishing area". Russ



    I have always liked looking at pics of your shop - My side wall will be 14' and should be 17' in the center, hope that will be enough - Yes I have a dedicated spray area now and will in the new shop also
    Tim Lucas Custom Woodworks
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    Tim,
    If monolithic slab, then a thermal break on the outside, if small frost wall, then thermal break on inside of frost wall. It isolates your slab/sub slab earth and gives you a lot of thermal mass and will save you cooling costs.
    Russ,
    Did you run any power under the slab?
    Does your 8' ply wall go all around? Great for shelving/tools/vac runs/ad infinitum
    Love how most of your work surfaces are the same height as your trolleys.
    scott
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottp55 View Post
    Tim,
    If monolithic slab, then a thermal break on the outside, if small frost wall, then thermal break on inside of frost wall. It isolates your slab/sub slab earth and gives you a lot of thermal mass and will save you cooling costs.
    Russ,
    Did you run any power under the slab?
    Does your 8' ply wall go all around? Great for shelving/tools/vac runs/ad infinitum
    Love how most of your work surfaces are the same height as your trolleys.
    scott
    Scott, not sure I understand - what would be used as a thermal brake? we just put a moisture barrier (plastic) then concrete
    Tim Lucas Custom Woodworks
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