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The "over-the-top" workshop


Mike Walker at his tablesaw
About his shop

Mike Walker in his shop.

TYPE: Dedicated outbuilding above a three-car garage and maintenance room

SIZE: 36x39'4'' plus 16x16' project design room (1,670 sq. ft. total)

CONSTRUCTION: Wood frame with 2x6 studs and R-30 insulation on masonry foundation. Ceiling height ranges from 9' to 17'. Lake-facing facade has Marvin low-E bronze-tinted windows.

HEATING: 5-ton Trane heat pump, 25-kilowatt electric furnace, and wood-burning stove

COOLING: Trane heat pump

ELECTRICAL: 200-amp single-phase and 200-amp three-phase service panel

LIGHTING: Ten 2x6' skylights, forty-eight 4' fluorescent lights, ten 75-watt recessed can lights

DUST COLLECTION: Oneida 3-hp cyclone, two JDS Air-Tech air cleaners


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