Dean’s Standalone Woodshop
Submitted by Dean Peters from Whidbey Island, WA
Added on October 13, 2016
My shop is a 1,200 sq. ft. building nestled on our property on Whidbey Island, WA.
It’s modestly well-equipped with the usual tools to produce high quality products.
The centerpiece of the shop is the 1953 King Seely (a.k.a. Craftsman) 10″ table saw that’s been rebuilt and updated for art of the craft use. It includes 2 12′ wall benches with a 1971 DeWalt RAS built into one of them.
The shop includes a wood stove, fan exhaust, ceiling fans for circulation, 55″ TV (turned up loud for ball games:)
It sports a new wooden floor that I designed, cut and laid down. I put the floor down over a 3 year span- 1/3 per year. The floor gets lots of looks and is easy on the back and legs- and easier on dropped tools! Most tools are Jet and Grizzly, lots of Dewalt and Porter Cable as well.
This is my 5th shop, so I’ve built in a little of all the best from over the years. The shop stays busy most of the time and is open to visitors. Some people call it a “man cave”- I, and any serious shop owner would scoff at that term—it’s a woodshop man!
Please no muddy shoes, fingerprints on the cast iron, or outdoor tools!