Going to throw it out there – if you are interested in helping me design the shed layout, I’d be most interested in your ideas!
To start, these are the shed dimensions. The location of the roller door is pretty much fixed (won’t fit anywhere else), but all other doors and window can be shifted at this stage. There needs to be one door accessing the rear triangular area, and I do want a door accessing the back of the shed.
Inside, there are columns to compete with, which are fixed in place. The slab design shows a pillar directly in the middle of the roller door, but I am doubting that is actually needed! Pretty pointless if it is – if this shed was for a vehicle, you’d have to split the car (or boat) in two to get it inside!
The door in the 9’10” wall only needs to be in one of the two 9’10” walls, move as suitable!
I’ve been using the Grizzly Shed Designer website – if you know of something better, I’d be keen to hear!
This is one design I have come up with, but I’m sure it isn’t as good as it could be.
So some specifics. The tablesaw is the TS10L (discontinued), and has a long wing on the right. It needs in and outfeed, but also room to the lefthand side for long items (at least until I get a Kapex). There is a router table which is about 680mm wide, and 1000mm long. Infeed and outfeed is across the shorter width, as the Incra LS Positioner extends down the length.
There is a workbench – 1500×800, and the Torque Workcentre 2500×800 (the lathe on top of the workbench represents the overhead arm).
A 15″ thicknesser, a 6″ longbed jointer, a drill press.
There are 2 bandsaws, one a 17″ Carbatec which is used for resawing, and a 14″ Jet for small items (no outfeed required).
A Triton spindle sander, and a disk sander/linisher. There are three lathes showing. One is the DVR XP, one is the Nova Comet II, and the third is a Jet Mini, but this one will be used to hold three buffing wheels, so is part of the sanding section.
As far as the rest, I’m not showing any timber storage as it will either be on the mezzanine, or stored elsewhere. The dust extractor and air compressor will be in a nearby shed, and can either be located in the triangular section (top left), or at the back, or alongside the shed at the right – your choice. I’m not showing any storage at the moment – either suggest what you will, or have a look at older photos of the workshop to see what I have been using in the past.
So that’s the general scope – questions to refine the issues welcome. Hope someone can come up with a plan that really works!