I would say that getting the shop ready is the A most important thing you can do while waiting for your kit. Space? Well you can never have enough. I have a 12x24 workshop but decided to build in 1/2 of my 2 car garage for the following reasons:
Once a suitable place is selected, you will need to make sure you have adequate ventilation, lighting, power, and space. The first thing I did to the inside of my garage was to paint it glossy white. You want things bright, and well, mine needed painting anyway. Making it glossy gives a great reflective surface and makes it easier to clean. Then I plumbed it w/ PVC for the pneumatic tools, ran some lights, and built a couple of benches out of doors and 2x4's. BTW, a door makes a great bench top. Use a solid core door for your main working area and if you have the space, use a hollow core (cheaper) for laying out plans, and general storage.
Last updated Tuesday, November 05, 2002