This is far from being a “dream shop”, but I still dream about working in it all week long as this is the only “shop” I have to work in these days. Living with a single car garage and no street parking at night, doesn’t give one many options to use that garage for anything else, so everything has to be portable and moved in and out for every project I work on. I would love to have a dedicated shop space once we buy our own place, and I can set something up, but until then it’s at the “you gotta do what you gotta do” stage.
So this is my “shop”, 2 Stanley work horses that have flip-on table tops (these are actually pretty nice for what they are) a set of cordless Dewalt power tools which I used for the longest time, and recently added a table saw to the setup.
It does take a bit longer to set up shop every morning, and takes a bit longer to cleanup and store everything at the end of the day-but in between, there is wood working that makes you forget about all of that, and I think that’s what it’s all about-creating something that wasn’t there before.
I know that there are many other people with space limitations, and just wanted to give a shout out to everyone who are in a similar situation to mine and say–it’s doable, you just need to find the best setup that works for you, and as long as you get to mold that wood to something new – it’s all good. Sometimes it feels like we’re obsessed with Shop-building, but you’ve got to remember that it really is all about Woodworking at the end of the day. P.S. yes, I know there’s a gap in that sideboard-the floor is so crooked I’m surprised I was able to level the top on all three carcasses.