3 Tips To Help You Make The Most Out Of Work Space And Equipment In A Small Shop
If a lot of the metal- and woodwork you do is out of a small shop, it may sometimes seem that there is not enough space. You may want to add new equipment but not know how to organize it to make the most out of your available space. Below are some design ideas you can use to make the most out of your available workspace to add any piece of equipment you want to your shop:
1. Mount Equipment On Pullout Drawers For More Space
One of the solutions you may want to consider for your shop is mounting equipment on pullout drawers. These can be part of a work surface and allow you to put them out of the way when you do not need them. For machines like stroke sanders, there is also void space beneath the machine, which can be used to store other tools and equipment.
2. Make Work Surfaces That Fold Down For Easy Access To Equipment
Work surfaces are a precious part of your shop, and you may want to have features like a feed table for a table saw or a work bench that can be used with bench dogs. To make room for all these features, consider fold down designs for these surfaces. You can also make a feed table for your table saw with legs that have height adjustment, which can allow you to move the table around and store it under the saw.
3. Create Material Storage Outside Of Your Shop To Leave Floor Space For Working
There may be a lot of material that you need to have handy in your shop, but there is also material that just takes space. You may still need the material for a project, but to keep it out of the way, consider a small storage area outside the shop. This can be done by creating a shed roof and racks to store materials. If you need to keep it secure, add sliding garage doors that can be locked to secure the materials that you have stored outside.
These are some design ideas that will help you make the most out of the available space in your shop. If you need to enlist the help of a professional to help you set up these additions, do not hesitate to call one in your area. Contact someone who can make the right plans for your small shop.