One thing that is in immediate need is my lumber storage. My lumber storage consists of two shelf brackets attached to the wall. Now, this worked well for the first
Another area needing attention is power and lighting. The power in the shop is one 15-amp circuit that is not dedicated to the shop. It is shared with the basement lights as well as the outdoor outlets. If I forget to turn the heat off in the shop or bog down the saw I pop the breaker. I would like to run two 30 amp circuits to the shop one circuit to power the tools and another 30 amp circuit for the dust collector and air filter which still need to be added to my shop. Also, lighting is an issue with one incandescent light fixture. The shop is on the dark side. I split the lights using a Y splitter to add another bulb but this only helps a little. I would like to add four banks of florescent lights, which will bring much needed light to the shop, helping with eyestrain and safety.
The last thing I think I need is to do is insulate the garage door to the shop. The thing acts like a big heat sink sucking out the heat in the winter and doing the reverse in the summer. Getting some sort of insulation on that door will help greatly. So, I am left to figure out what is feasible to do now and what can wait. I would like to make a podcast about these upgrades so keep a look out for them. I like and recommend setting up shop as simple as possible and reevaluating when you have a good understanding what works for you and what doesn’t. Here are some pictures of how my shop looks now.