Using SketchUp To Design Woodworking Shop – New Shop Part 1

Using SketchUp To Design Woodworking Shop – New Shop Part 1

Hello again everyone. I am finally back with part 1 of my multi-part series covering my shop move. In this series I will be documenting the entire process from start to ending in a new shop tour. In part 1, this video, I will be walking you all through the very detailed planning that I went through to develop the final layout of the new shop. I will discuss some of the considerations while visiting the home, how I will tackle electrical, dust collection, and over all layout.

If there is any specific information on any of these that you would like to see in later parts of the series, feel free to leave those ideas in the comments section below. I will do my best to address any of those in the later videos.

I mentioned my friend Matthew in the video and the amazing assembly table that he made and I will be using for the design of my own. If you want to take a look, click on the link to his Instagram page below.

Let me know what you think in the comments section below. If you have any questions you can also leave them below or you can head over to Instagram and follow me there and shoot me a DM. I would be happy to answer any questions that you may have about this video or anything else.



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  1. cyberreefguru on January 11, 2023 at 2:19 am

    Nice job – can’t wait to see the progress. The first time we get an ice storm or a lot of snow, you will want that car *in* the garage! 💪🤛

  2. Patrick Melchior on January 11, 2023 at 2:20 am

    Looks like the new shop is coming along nicely.

  3. Vane on January 11, 2023 at 2:20 am

    I would put up osb or plywood so you can hang stuff on the wall like french cleats

  4. louisclarkeii on January 11, 2023 at 2:21 am

    Check out the Versa Lift system for the attic storage.

  5. Fred on January 11, 2023 at 2:23 am

    Pull down stairs are nice, but if your roof has trusses, make sure there designed for at least light storage. I would almost bet there not designed for light storage. You can get yourself into a lot of trouble. Anything more than the drywall on the ceiling could over load the trusses, especially if your where you get snow load. Just a word of caution .

  6. D’s Hard Wood Creations on January 11, 2023 at 2:26 am

    Gotta love having a blank canvas. Looking forward to following progress

  7. DRMadeIt on January 11, 2023 at 2:26 am

    Looks like you’re gonna need power where you said you wouldn’t need power 😯

  8. Anthony Hamby on January 11, 2023 at 2:28 am

    Can’t wait to see the progress of your shop

  9. luna on January 11, 2023 at 2:29 am

    You could also get a jackmaster garage door opener that mounts next to the door with no bars and chains.

  10. BK Makes on January 11, 2023 at 2:29 am

    Exciting! Can’t wait to get my house sold and started on a similar path😄

  11. Lee Ewing on January 11, 2023 at 2:32 am

    Didn’t you mention a Miter saw station at the begining? Doesn’t look like the final plan takes into account for that with dust collection or power (other than the Outlet that was originally there). Just curious.

  12. Marvin Alford on January 11, 2023 at 2:32 am

    Jason, once you get better at Sketchup, you’ll love it. My ears perked up when you mentioned putting in one of those metal ladders to access the attic. Would love to hear your thoughts on that once you’ve installed and used it for a bit. Your shop is taking shape! Looking forward to the series.

  13. Mathew Anderson on January 11, 2023 at 2:32 am

    I’d love to know what you’re doing for lighting, especially if you’re planning and designing it yourself.

  14. Mike Vincent on January 11, 2023 at 2:33 am

    Are all the 220 plugs dedicated circuits?

  15. Vic Stewart on January 11, 2023 at 2:34 am

    I live in Indianapolis. Any thought about heating and cooling? Ventilation for finishing? As a garage shop owner I wish mine had it.

  16. Angie Williams on January 11, 2023 at 2:37 am

    This is great. I have a lot of things to get stored till it can get sorted. After combining two households last year when I got married… And then buying a new house… Things are STILL not organized. I’ve built two other shelves and they aren’t that great. I really like how sturdy these shelves look. Thanks for the free plans! I’ll be adding them to the cabinet plans I purchased.

  17. John Bies on January 11, 2023 at 2:38 am

    not enough outlets… I hope you tripled the number of outlets you installed in your shop before installing drywall.

  18. Todd Zaki Warfel on January 11, 2023 at 2:38 am

    Where did you get the components/assets for things like the table saw, drill press, jointer/planer? Did you make those by hand, or find them and import them somehow? I’m planning my shop now and it would be easier to drop these in than build them by hand in SketchUp.

  19. Hansang Bae on January 11, 2023 at 2:42 am

    Very high-speed! Very hooah! 🙂 Early Christmas/Hanukkah for you, I’m sure.

  20. Nappy Newt on January 11, 2023 at 2:42 am

    Awesome video! Gave me a lot of good ideas since I’m kinda in the same situation. Like you I’m starting my collection of tools and setting my shop up for the very first time. But I think I need to plan out better to make my decisions with more confidence. Love the videos! Keep up the great work! Btw, I’m military man myself and I want to say thanks for your service and dedication brother! Respect 💯👊🏾

  21. Kevin Bridle on January 11, 2023 at 2:43 am

    Good luck Sir on your new workshop. Some thought at this stage will pay many dividends.

  22. Brian Turntine on January 11, 2023 at 2:43 am

    Can’t wait to see the progress. Great design.

  23. Charles Holder on January 11, 2023 at 2:43 am

    What are the dimensions of your shop? Planning on building a shouse in a couple of years and need to plan everything out in advance so trying to get ideas on size and layout.

  24. Bruce Martin on January 11, 2023 at 2:44 am

    Congrats on your new shop! You might want to give some serious consideration to painting the floor with that epoxy floor coating with the color flakes in it. It will make cleanup, and keeping it clean, much easier. Plus it looks awesome.

  25. Jesse Rosales on January 11, 2023 at 2:45 am

    What version of Sketchup is this?

  26. Michael on January 11, 2023 at 2:48 am

    Yeah Jason, I know what you mean about Sketchup lol. I tried to learn it 😤 So I found that April Wilkerson had a two part tutorial on it and tried that 😤😤😤 so needless to say, I went back to my pad, ruler n pencil 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  27. Randy L on January 11, 2023 at 2:48 am

    is using metal ductwork much more expensive than PVC and why is metal better? I’m getting ready to add a dust collection system and have to go the frugal route as in Harbor Freight.

  28. Chris Longfield-Smith on January 11, 2023 at 2:48 am

    I am trying to learn how to do the sketchup workshop design like your friend did. What are some good resources/videos to learn? I can do basic box stuff in sketchup but I’d love to make something with tools and real looking stuff.

  29. Fullers WoodShop on January 11, 2023 at 2:51 am

    Great layout. I have the exact same garage except mine is detached. I might borrow some of you layouts. I have been moving stuff around but still need to do duct work for my dust collection.

  30. Get Things Built on January 11, 2023 at 2:51 am

    Hi Jason what the software you were using for the sketch up?

  31. John Ross on January 11, 2023 at 2:53 am

    Looks like your getting it together. I’ll be watching the progress unfold. I do have one question. Did you move your shop stuff on your orders or ship it separately and if on the orders did you come in under weight? On one of my moves I was allotted 18K lbs. The driver told me at destination that I was over but he helped me out and showed I came in around 17,600. Helped save some $$$. Good luck on the set up.

  32. Okiedrew on January 11, 2023 at 2:53 am

    Might look at a home made elevator for your attic

  33. Matt Fabian on January 11, 2023 at 2:53 am

    Looking like its going to be a good setup!! Do you still have your Powermatic planer and jointer and your old assembly table? Or are you selling them?

  34. steven baker on January 11, 2023 at 2:56 am

    Really awesome and fun to be able to start from scratch. I am a new woodworker building my garage shop. Not as many tools nor do I have your talent, but it is interesting how after I make a change in set up I recognize something else I want to change.

  35. Michael Daniel on January 11, 2023 at 2:56 am

    You should run 6” pipe closer to your cnc. Transition to 4” at the cnc. Nice plan

  36. Brent Fowler on January 11, 2023 at 3:02 am

    Are you going to be doing videos on the new shop builds?

  37. Jon Bailey on January 11, 2023 at 3:02 am

    Really enjoyed the video, how come you aren’t making more of your tools mobile? I’m guessing do to the power and dust collection needs? I also have a three car garage but have more nonshop related stuff in the garage I have to store. So with my great weather here I utilize the driveway a lot more and can move most of my more messy tools outside since I currently don’t have a dust collection system.

  38. Chipotle661944 on January 11, 2023 at 3:03 am

    I love my wife, but no way I trust her parking that close to my table saw!

  39. Mr X. on January 11, 2023 at 3:04 am

    Good luck there. I have just bought a place with 3 garages. But I have a wall separating single from double with inter leading door. Gonna have to plan this properly as I will be doing woodworking and Metal working.

  40. Matthew Byington on January 11, 2023 at 3:04 am

    Looking great man! Can’t wait to keep following the progress!

  41. Richard on January 11, 2023 at 3:06 am

    I’m so happy for you. Looks great. Doesn’t the Hammer Jointer/planer have a 5” port? If so, should the branch to the middle drop be a 6”?

  42. Mitchell Brinkhuis on January 11, 2023 at 3:07 am

    Great video. I’ve used Sketchup before but definitely not an expert. Where did all of the objects come from like the drill press, table saw, CNC etc? Did you or your buddy make those or did you find a download somewhere?

  43. Ryan Faber on January 11, 2023 at 3:07 am

    Don’t set your electrical up so you’re stuck with 110 at any outlets. I’m not an elecrician, but I’m pretty sure some one who is can Wire it all like they are 220 outlets, then where you want 110, pop 2 110 breakers where the 220 would have been and wire your quad 110s so they are on the different sides of the 220. You’ll end up with every 100 on its own breaker, but you’ll be able to change when you want to.

  44. Jonathan Femenella on January 11, 2023 at 3:08 am

    Looks awesome man! Can’t wait to see this all come to life!

  45. Leather By Dragonfly on January 11, 2023 at 3:09 am

    We are glad things are falling into place. The new shop seems to be looking like you have been using your down time wisely.

  46. DIY Projects on January 11, 2023 at 3:13 am

    What are the plans for miter station dust collection? Love hearing your thought process.

  47. Wadesam on January 11, 2023 at 3:13 am

    Just came across this video and I am wondering why your table saw outfeed is on the wifes care side of the garage instead of towards the assembly table. That is a lot of walking with with your cut ups to the table. No one else asked this, so what am i missing?

  48. Buckley Baker on January 11, 2023 at 3:14 am

    I had the same problem with garage door opener being in my way my neighbor suggested a lift master opener you can place rails closer to ceiling and eliminate the track opener

  49. Bren Hartman on January 11, 2023 at 3:14 am

    Looking forward to learning more about the assembly station.

  50. Chris Cianci on January 11, 2023 at 3:17 am

    I’ve never installed a Dust Collection system so this may be a foolish question but…Any chance you can raise the DC up off the floor or I the attic ? I’m just thinking to save for space and to keep the noise down.