Apartment Workshop

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How to turn an apartment bedroom into a workshop.

Step 1: Workbench

Build a workbench to start.

Step 2: Dust Collection

Set up a dust collection system.

Step 3: Lathe and Jointer

Step 4: Miter Saw

Set up the chop saw.

Step 5: Drill Press

Station the drill press.

Step 6: Table Saw

Table saw and router table with storage.

Step 7: Shelf Space

Store hand tools and extras.

Step 8: Dog

Window spot for the dog to hang out.

Step 9: Portable Tools

Tools and fasteners that can be stored in the shop, but also transported to the car trunk for handyman work.

Step 10: Mancave

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    Drsmall

    Question 27 days ago on Step 10

    How do your neighbors not hate you?

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    WilliamE77

    1 year ago

    Dropping by to appreciate the genius plans that you've shared with us. I'm inspired by your incredible example, and I long for the day when I can create a mancave as awesome as your own. Thank you for sharing an example with us.

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    eyouel

    1 year ago

    nice workspace man

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    wannabemadsci

    1 year ago

    Looking at your photos I am starting to have shop envy. Is there a story behind having a shop in an apartment? Did you have to downsize? Most of your power tools I would not expect an apartment dweller to have. However, before I was married I had a bandsaw and drill press in my apartment.

    Additional details on the mitre saw, table saw and drill press dust collection methods would be appreciated. Looks great and very functional. Super job!

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    djpolymathwannabemadsci

    Reply 1 year ago

    I live in Denver and housing prices are not very friendly. Hopefully in the near future all these tools will have a better home.

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    lcdc59

    1 year ago

    Looks great!!