Original shop plan, not quite the way it turned out
Barn getting a new foundation
Interior before renovation
New insulated shop doors built using original materials of a sliding door
View from doors towards turning area
View from lathe towards doors
Work bench that doubles as a outfeed table for the tablesaw
Corner housing sanding center, router table and bandsaw
View showing jointer, air cleaner, and cut off station with clamp storage
Sliding compound miter station with clamps and planer storage
Mobile planer stand that stores under the cut-off station
Custom planer stand with infeed/outfeed installed
Antique workbench, hand tools and small power tools
Portable power tool storage
Small Monitor kerosene heater that keeps the whole shop warm
Custom router table with storage for router bits, hand routers and a unique dust collection
Finish room with vertical lumber storage with space behind that stores full sheets of plywood
Detailing bench with woodburners and storage below for dyes, paints...
Carving bench with downdraft and multiple carving tools available
Downdraft table connected to dust collector that lives in a closet in the basement
Storage for fasteners, glues, finishes, solvents, airbrush, sandpaper……stuff
Photo backdrops that live on rolls suspended from the ceiling
Photo booth walls that break down quickly
Assembled photo booth
Small gallery/office with display during an Open Studio weekend
Another view of the galllery. Siding is reclaimed wood from the original stalls (planed and cleaned up)
Yet another view of the gallery. I made a pair of these shelving units for displays.
These are some photos of my shop/studio. My wife inherited the property from her mother in 1997. The barn was in pretty sad shape tilting a full foot from one side to the other due to a shifting stone foundation. We were still living in Alaska, but decided that the barn needed a new foundation, which we had completed in 1998. That was quite a project with the barn jacked up on stilts while the old rock foundation was removed and the new poured foundation completed.
We moved to Vermont in 2001 and started in on our renovation project. The house got a major renovation, including a kitchen. I spent my time on the kitchen (a contractor did the rest). Part of the deal was I needed a shop with good tools to make the cabinetry for the kitchen. I spent 6 months totally reworking the first floor of the barn into a year round shop. It is well insulated and sealed.
The shop has gone through some changes, since it was completed. I expect there will be more, as it evolves. Most notable was that I splurged on a Robust lathe in 2009. I decided that it needed to take more of a center stage, so reworked the turning area a bit to do that.