Welcome to the American Craftsman Studio and Workshop. People are often curious to see where I do my work. In this page clients and woodworkers alike can take a peak.
Overall outside dimensions of the building are 34'x34' with a 10' 4" ceiling height.
There is a storage room 12'x16' that will be used as a finish room in the future. For now, I am quite effectively operating within 923.8 square feet of shop space.
Key points to functioning in a small shop:
1. Flexibility of space achieved through mobility.
2. Leave some empty space to work on a project, don’t fill every square foot with tools. (I know it’s hard to do.)
3. Keep it clean. I clean my shop everyday. I also clean throughout the day between operations. It allows me to think of my next move and regain control of my space. A clean shop lends itself to safety and efficiency.
4. I have 3 big fire extinguishers. I think the cost of a $60 fire extinguisher far outweighs the cost of not having one, or not having one large enough. I watched the fire department hose down the inside of my neighbor’s garage after it caught fire when he was welding. You might ask him what the value of a fire extinguisher is.
I hope you enjoy the views of my creative space and that it may inspire thoughts for yours.