Alright guys, looking for a little organizational feedback. In a couple of months, if all goes according to plan, this will be the new dorkpunch garage:
Lets assume we are starting with a clean slate- it's sheetrocked / insulated and has a wood stove and thats pretty much it.
Here's what I'm thinking for layout.
The "island" will be on wheels so it can be rolled around. Would like
the lift table to be able to stow under the island or workbench so its
out of the way when not in use.
Primary use will be fixing small engines in the summer, but I've got my
fingers in about a dozen different pots so I'd like to be able to have a
welding corner and / or a "paint booth". For the welding corner I'm
thinking of building some portable walls / curtains that can be set up
where I want them. The "paint booth" will most likely just be a section
of wall with a hefty exhaust fan that I could set the welding booth
walls up around too.
Any suggestions as to placement of tools? Air compressor would likely
live in the back corner, with hard line run along that wall with several
air jacks and a drain at the end. My "big" power tools are all pretty
portable- drill press, scroll saw, table saw, and sliding compound miter
saw would probably all live under the workbench until needed.
What am I forgetting!?
A lift would be awesome but definitely not in the cards anytime soon. I
would probably get more use out of a gantry style crane...
As to the placement of the truck- I have a few "project" vehicles- they
don't get moved around much. I was thinking I would put two of them
back in that corner, and I would still have enough room to park a mobile
vehicle at the roll up door that I could pull out when I wanted space
The house also comes with this attached 2 car carport:
and this old chicken coop that I plan on converting for motorcycle / John Deere overflow storage.
In all reality, it will probably look something more like this, but not as clean...