Throughout the years I have worked out of some rather small shops. I have read a lot of books on woodworkers who worked out of their basement or one side of their two car garage. It was an art how some of them would store their tools and materials when they weren't in use. I enjoyed the cozy feeling of the small shop but found as the business grew and I started getting more orders, it just wasn't practical. I always had to stop working after I had sprayed a piece and there was never enough room for more than two projects at a time. It was time to build the ideal woodworking shop.
The new shop was built after a lot of planning and strategic thinking. I put a lot of thought into where the wood would be stored and the flow line of the tools. If the layout isn't right in a large shop you can put on a lot of miles walking from one tool to the next. Along with the obvious need for more floor space, higher ceilings were also very important for good air flow and to allow more maneuverability for long pieces of lumber.
The shop has been the foundation to our business as it has grown and been successful. Recently, we have added an office, bathroom, and renovated a side room to build our CNC router and do all our engraving. We have also expanded to an additional shop a few miles away. This has allowed us to prioritize certain tasks at each shop and reduce clutter.
Anyone is welcome to come see the shop and check out our operation (see hours below). You can also browse our selection of live-edge slabs, mantels, and other reclaimed wood.