I am a retired clergyman and have had a woodworking hobby most of my life. Recently we moved to
Helena, Montana to be near our daughter and her family, and during this summer I have had a shop
built onto our garage.
Of the several shops I have had this one is definitely the best. Our daughter
is an architect and drew the construction drawings. Our son-in-law is a master electrician and
electrical contractor, and he did the wiring.
I built the long benches and did the painting. It has been
occupied now for just a couple of weeks.
Most of what I do is making smaller furniture and gift items. I do quite a bit of wood turning. The
shop is 12 feet x 16 feet and is heated by electric baseboard heating with a thermostat in the shop. Nine
fluorescent units give me plenty of light, and the three large windows give me a view of the whole
neighborhood, something I have never had before.