Originally, Dave Owen’s shop was going to be a three-stall garage and two-story apartment overlooking a lake.

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To add a splash of color to the shop while adding some cushion to the hard concrete floor, Dave positioned multicolored interlocking rubber gym tiles around his bench and tablesaw.n
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Originally, Dave Owen's shop was going to be a three-stall garage and two-story apartment overlooking a lake. He kept the views but gave up on the apartment—instead building an enviable woodworking shop.

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Dave ensured excellent workflow through the spacious six-sided shop by meticulously planning out the locations for all his major tools. Mounting many of them on casters or mobile bases further improved efficiency. Dave says, "I can cut 4×8' sheets of plywood, joint 8' lengths of lumber, and crosscut pieces to whatever size I need—all with ample space to move around."

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An extension of his double carport, Dave's shop features sliding door panels perfect for letting in plenty of Florida's sunshine and fresh air.