Hello all. I've been lurking for a couple of weeks researching and reading, but this is my first post so go easy on me while I learn my way around. I know there is some great advice to be had here.
I've been a wood working dabbler for about 10 years now. I have some basic job site grade tools (Table Saw, Compound Mitre Saw, track saw, etc.) and have managed to build a few nice things without ruining too much wood in the process.
Last year we bought a 180 year old house that had been fully restored in the 80's, but it's time for another round remodeling. Since I enjoy this type of work, I now have an excuse for an actual shop. We are building a new 3 car garage (for the cars) which frees up the existing 2 car garage to be converted to a wood shop. The main space is 21x18 with a 4x8 storage room on the back. The ceiling height is only 8'. I can't go up because my wife's studio is above the garage. She has 11' ceilings. Figures.
Even though though this is an existing structure, I will take it down to the studs so I have a lot of flexibility which includes the size and placement of the doors. I have to move these as city ordinance doesn't allow me to have more than 3 garage doors facing the street.
I am just starting to plan this out, but here is what I have so far...
Lighting - general and workstation specific
Lot's of electricity - 120 and 240V
Dust Collection - 3hp min
Fine partical air filtration
Plumb for compressed air
Since I have a blank canvas, what else should I consider adding now, or allowing for in the future while it's down to the studs.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.