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Old 03-03-2015, 09:14 AM   #21
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You have some good layouts, and what works for you is the most important...

For the sheets (bottom right), it looks like you are planning on storing them vertical... I would change that to horizontal storage for the sheet goods. Especially in a warehouse where heat/moisture is not consistent... This will also make it easy to cull and bring to the saw on a transport table (height of table saw) as opposed to carrying one sheet over at a time... less wear and tear on the body, more productivity... ram and jam 'em...

The trim / 2x4's, I would setup racks on the left side (18"-24" deep) that run horizontal and above your miter / radial station starting a few feet in from the doorway, which is where you'd be culling and cutting them in most cases anyway, and is a better workflow setup rather than having to grab them all and bring them over, and find a place to put them while cutting. Have a rack that you can place cuts on right above the miter / radial arm area...

You're going to find that open racks make more sense than most of what looks like upper cabinets you have on the drawing... Not saying they don't make sense, just remember, you want ease of access over closed storage... there's PLENTY of space for closed storage under all the benches and center tables - USE THEM... think workstations... what do I need to have at this station to do what I need to do...

In between the entry door and garage door going out about 4'-5', make a rack set-up (21" deep) for all your tools you commonly load/unload for jobsites, with a charging station...

Dust collection... don't see any accommodation for it...

You also want electrical drops AND outlets at center stations, and accommodation for air line drops from above in assembly area so you are removing tripping hazards...

I would keep a design that includes an office as privacy and sometimes a place to think is important... Insulate the walls for more quiet... be sure to have windows for supervision and blinds for privacy ...

To make the office more productive and for when you have clients there, setup an office where you are facing clients with desk in front of you and a credenza behind you but have a common video screen you can look at on the wall that is between you... have a few before and after photo's on the wall near the screen with handwritten letters from satisfied clients... try to put one up each of the most common projects so they can relate... if you choose a desk surround that doesn't include a full height credenza, you can also put the before and after pics behind you... or your logo with them around it... You don't need a lot, just the most common projects... you should have a portfolio for the rest...

If you don't want a big window, but just a small one and one on the door, you use that wall to put a selection of removable samples that they can feel and touch...

For the office, although you can make an argument for "storage" above it, I would instead make the office the full 12'... will help remove some of the cramped feeling of the office...

Workflow, workstation setup, and ease of culling are key components to making a small space work... be sure to have stress mats at the workstations...

Just some thoughts...

Best of luck... 8^)

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Old 03-03-2015, 07:10 PM   #22
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$350 is just crazy, that would be 4 to 5 times that much here easily

this is $250
http://newjersey.craigslist.org/prk/4884011063.html

This is $1050 with the nice landscaping and doors. Those doors are on there for a reason
http://newjersey.craigslist.org/prk/4902669163.html
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I have a similar sized space----moved in to it in January.
Our ceiling is taller.
Rent is $310/month
I don't have a restroom in the shop----- but there is a shared one about 20 steps away----which is great---convenient access AND I don't have to clean it.

when I moved in in January I immediately put my name on the waiting list for the next bigger size which is Twice the square footage and costs $550/mo.
I won't comment on the OP.s floor plan because it's not really relevant to me----

in my case I arranged things so I could pallet jack/fork lift pallets of slate or tile along the left wall length---and then built a shelf/workbench above that area 36" deep so I can store a second layer of roof tile fittings, special slate, accessory boxes etc.
I have more pallets of tile across the back wall and then ladders and pipe staging along the right wall. It's asnug fit at the moment because our dump trailer is also in there.

currently I am doing my best to keep everything palletized . I hope to be moving into a larger space in the same complex in the up coming months and being able to tow motor most of the stuff into the new space will be AWESOME.( you try moving a couple dozen sq. of slate and tile by hand--- you will appreciate a tow motor)

when we get the bigger space we will devote the extra to carpentry operations. A big problem for us is that we need to supply exterior crown/bed moldings on a lot of jobs that are not commercially available here anymore. We need to match the existing profiles--- but in small quantities. My oldest lad does this with a table saw, a router table and--- believe it or not---a set of hollows and rounds he has slowly accumulated, LOL
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Got a call Thursday from warehouse owner offered me this upgrade so I took it...he just bought it on Friday, I am 64' x 53' now $1075 a month everything included...New Warehouse Space-imageuploadedbycontractortalk1426442330.368118.jpgNew Warehouse Space-imageuploadedbycontractortalk1426442353.387743.jpgNew Warehouse Space-imageuploadedbycontractortalk1426442369.581813.jpgNew Warehouse Space-imageuploadedbycontractortalk1426442383.775289.jpgNew Warehouse Space-imageuploadedbycontractortalk1426442400.715964.jpgNew Warehouse Space-imageuploadedbycontractortalk1426442418.421581.jpg
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Got a call Thursday from warehouse owner offered me this upgrade so I took it...he just bought it on Friday, I am 64' x 53' now $1075 a month everything included...Attachment 155553Attachment 155561Attachment 155569Attachment 155577Attachment 155585Attachment 155593
WOW just wow $1075?
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Square footage?

We are looking at a 1500 sq ft for $1250 and I am not sure it will be big enough..Although, moving up from a 400 and a few sheds....
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I would kill for that space at that price.
I think the commute would kill YOU!
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almost 3400sqft.

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