Jeff’s Basement Workshop

Shop Tour - Submitted by Jeff Marx from Chester Springs
Added on March 27, 2014

We moved into our new house about 3 years ago in part so I could build a “proper” shop in the unfinished basement. I had formerly shared part of my basement between shop and gym equipment, and it really didn’t work.

I carved out about 600 sq ft after much negotiation with my wife. I framed, wired, and sheet-rocked it and put in an oak hardwood floor on T&G ply and on top of foam insulation. I used a combination of recycled and new build cabinets to build a miter saw station and other recycled cabinets for finishing storage/area.
I have a Jet hybrid table saw with an integrated router lift (Porter Cable,) a Rikon band saw, Delta drill press with a custom table I built, a 6″ Rigid jointer, General lathe, Jet dust collector, and Dewalt planer. I just finished building a split-top Roubo workbench leveraging the Wood Whisperer Guild.

I love seeing other shops to learn from them. Eventually I plan to install duct work and blast gates for dust collection vs. moving the hose. I’m most jealous of the guys and gals with bigger jointers. I hope you enjoy! Your thoughts and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.