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Categories: Wood Work Table Plans | Author: admin 26.07.2014

My goal in writing this article was to uncover that ideal, super productive shop layout and relay it to you, the reader.
I was able to locate and receive the advice of  Tom Nicholas, one of the most knowledgeable shop design folks in the business.
Since 1995, PPG has designed about 60 shops a year for customers – more than 1,100 designs.
Nicholas suggests that if you can say you would be proud to have your wife or daughter enter the shop and be made welcome, the design is perfect.
While there are several functional designs employed in downdraft spraybooths, both Nicholas and I prefer a center plenum (the intake box of air on the top) and a center exhaust pit in the floor.
If your shop will enjoy the benefits of the latest low-VOC, water-containing finishes, then auxiliary air movement may be desirable. Nicholas also tries to get a compatible customer flavor with the design and furnishings in the estimating area. For laying out a workshop floor plan, this is what’s required: a couple of sharp pencils and some graph paper will do.
You’ll certainly need a workbench, some kind of work surface on which to perform all kinds of tasks, starting with layout.


In your mind, walk through the operations involved in the work you will do in your workshop, and translate the logic to your plan. They say, “If only my building had…” and then fill in the blanks for the missing ingredients of their ideal shop design.
Nicholas is a business solutions manager for PPG Refinish responsible for facility layout and design, and has 31 years of experience in our industry with stints as a technician, shop owner, jobber salesperson, PPG territory manager and PPG MVP analyst. A lift, which may affect the building’s ceiling height, and lots of good lighting (90-foot candles at three feet) are among the perfect estimating bay’s desirable features.
A thoughtfully designed parts department will go a long way toward making sure repair work doesn’t begin until the required parts are on-site, unwrapped, inspected and loaded on the parts cart. Arranging the entire WIP vehicle count and the shop waste effluent takes lots of design forethought. The more information you have about the project, the shop’s current sales volume, your technicians’ skill sets and, of course, the financial constraints at the outset, the better the final design fills the bill. Preparing this piece of paper can prove to be an important discipline in thinking about your workshop. In considering where the tools should go, keep in mind that the arrangement of the workshop should be an organic one: The sequence of tools should follow the life of the process.


When building space permits, Nicholas’s designs use a frame stall 25 feet long and 15 to 16 feet wide. Once all the fixed constraints are identified, Nicholas can begin to design a productive facility. Tom Nicholas, business solutions manager for PPG Refinish who’s responsible for facility layout and design, would try to design a space that best contains the dust and keeps the work flowing smoothly toward the spraybooths. Make sure you get the exact spraybooth specifications early in the building design process to ensure fuel gas, electrical current and clear roof and under-floor space exist where you’ll need them. If your workshop space will double as a garage, be sure to identify the floor space that will, at least some of the time, be occupied by your vehicle.



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