;D Ah yes, it's actualy called space utilization
It ususally takes some one else to be able to point out your short comings .... like me who gets wrapped up in the annel rettention of crap ....
.....hmm, any way ;D there are several stratagies that may work out for any one
1) Basic is keep as much floor space as possible.
2) No storadge on the floor ... get it now
3) Allow teh actual work to dictate the area nessassary
Arrange working spaces to be accessable, clean and well lit. Then place a fire extinguisher where you work and at the man door.( pails of water hear and there)
Paint the interior white. If you can apint the floor white too. That = more avaiable light for u to see.
You can have iether mechnical stuff or wood stuff but never the 2 in the same space. Wood dust gets every where and working with steel in wood dust = that burning feeling
Keep items taht can be damaged tarped up like metal, wood, dirt dusts. Keep all flamible items in a metal lock up cabinet ( I used a discarded tool box bottom, made some doors and 1 metal shelf + paint + piano hinges spot welded or screwed in place with a cabinet lock on it + sheet metal pices over the small openings here and there.
So I have a 28" X 28" X 11' cieling. It has a mezzinine floor 7" wide X 28" long and 6' AFF. This gets a lot of items up off the floor. Storage for the boys is good too .... kids, you never get ride of them EH ?. Then there are work benches, planning on paper first, then build second.
My plan was to have a 40" high work bench along the north wall with several electrical out lets. There was a discarded storage cabinet ( built of ply 1/2" ) so I screwed it to the wall above the wrok bench( I collected that about 20 years ago ). I left about 18" to the top between the ceiling for extra storage and that left about 2' bench top to under storage = more usable space for those little slider plastic clear storage thingies = nuts, bolts, screws & assorted keepers small.
The East wall was planned for a chop saw bench of wood at 36" AFF ( Above Finishd Floor ) same as a regulare table
;D The North East corner I made a tall stacking storage with 2X4s going at an angle from the floor - attached to a 2X4 frame about 6'X4' wide. This gives me plywood, sheet metal storadge. The chop saw bench was designed to allow the chop saw 2 cutting possitions + electricity to run alone, which I cut into the benches with a removable panel. Remove the panel = chop saw location to be level with top and then remove chop saw and replace the panel = no hole
WOW !!! 1 on the N end and the other mid way. Several power out lets from end to end.
Above the chop saw bench are material storadge wracking.About 14" wide. I made this all out of 1/4" rod for supports and 1/2" sqaure tube on a 1 1/2" 18 gauge wall plate.Screwed'em into the wal studs. Made a ply jig to do these cause I made one for every 2' to support the weight of steel. Then above that I did the same and used that for long 2X4s and 2X12s etc.
On the bottom of the lower storage wracking I hung 5 4" single tube florecent lamps.Tis was intern hooked to a wall switch that fed the lights and also powered 1 wall plug.
On the garadge doors I hung stuff there too .... up out of the way cause they swing out ward ALA cabinet door.( WOOOOOOOO BIGGGGGGGG cabinet doors EH
) On E door I hung a folding drafting table = piano hing on one end and cheap small chain to hold it level and a bent nail to hold it in the up possition ........... Ya well ............
Ya gotta do what's ya gotts to dose EH. ;D
Under the Mez near the man door on the S wall is the band saw, compresser, work table, drill press, and some junk like a landing spring steel leg that I still haven't figured out exactly what to use it for .. about 10 years ago but I'm gonna use it ....need it.... one day , ReALLY GUYS !!!! Found at garbadge dump !!!!
On W wall are storadge cabinets open faced for car tires, car motor parts etc, bathroom( soon to be added( gotta save money for that ) as I have collected stuff for that for about 8 years now))then a work station, then a clean room ( soon to be completed) This is for assembling critical items I:E: engines and such. Heating is by forced air furnace.
Mez has ( from S to N - more wood storadge attop a platform to clearance man door, shelving 2 rows, empty boxes folded down,extra florecent storage, flat storage area for car motors, tramissions, more packing materials, and finally the whole N end is for the Hammerin's XSGP on a shelving set up built of scrap ply. WHEEWWWWWWWW !!!!Still collecting stuff for that too ;D
On the ceiling is 2 banks of 4 tubed 4" florecents. 6 each row. 4 on 1 switch and the reast another so that I can have minimal lighting for just looking for stuff.
PLANING !!!!!! I couldn't have done it with out spending $3.00 on a graft papper pad,.50 on a pencil & $1.00 on a ruer &$1.00 on an eraser.I lied, I soent 12.00 on a drafting pencel and leads..... sorry
RULE # 1 = plan it you dumb SOB ( this is me talking to me by the way ) cause I have a tendency to think I have more :-[space than I really have
;D = works out better.
If your space is smaller = better planing is nessassary.
I do it on papper first.
I alwats do. ;D I used to plan million dallar jobs on it so whay don't you use the million $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ planing prossess for free