Workshop interior layout

← Back to workshop series indexPublished: 2016 August 23

I’ve never had a workshop, so the primary goal for the interior layout is to remain flexible.

I’ll keep most of my initial equipment benchtop-sized and keep larger items on wheels.

That said, I do have a rough idea of what I’ll be doing:

Beyond that, I also have a few general constraints:

There should be an open floor area near the overhead door suitable for:

There should be an area that can be enclosed with movable screens for metalworking (grinding/welding can throw off hot chips)

If there’s a loft space, materials should be moved there via a clear run of stairs (no corners) or some kind of manual lift/crane system.

Ideas I considered, but rejected: