Woodworking Shop Tour Phoenix, Arizona — Only 200 sq ft! | William Douglas Co

Woodworking Shop Tour Phoenix, Arizona — Only 200 sq ft! | William Douglas Co

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  1. Leonardo Rojas on January 9, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    A lean to roof on the front and the left side of your shop would be really nice. Not possible?
    I also have a small shop and I’m building a mezzanine floor too. I was scratching my head thinking where should I put the stairs, as they must not take any space below, ha. Thought of the librarian type ladder but quickly dismissed the idea for the same reasons as you did. 😁 As my space is a little bigger, I’ll save to build a winch powered lift instead. 😉
    Btw. I’ll be trying to get a tent! Thanks for the ideas! 💡

  2. Catunicycle on January 9, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    you guys keep making good content I’ll never leave my house

  3. ijoly on January 9, 2022 at 8:50 pm


  4. Jason on January 9, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    30 seconds in and using a jointer with your bare, fucking, hands. Oof, quick downvote and back button.

  5. Fleets Wood Shop on January 9, 2022 at 8:52 pm


  6. Shanta Hsieh on January 9, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    My adventure with the tree began with projects from Woodglut.

  7. Puryear Eaker on January 9, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Just go to Woodprix if you want to know how to do it yourself.

  8. Shantelle Adeline on January 9, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    There are projects on how to do this on the Woodprix website.

  9. Bob Cade on January 9, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Very good problem solving. Nicely done.

  10. Paul Dobler on January 9, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    How do your neighbors deal with the noise?

  11. Michael Walsh on January 9, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    I love it your working with what you got I just split a small warehouse with my wife’s online clothing business I just placed an order with grizzly and I have all brand new equipment coming Monday I love it man good luck with everything

  12. JAR Made on January 9, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    Danh this is sick and the future you make is amazing. I’m working out if a 1 car garage right now, hopefully I can make a shop soon 🙂

  13. Bryan Alamina on January 9, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Hi will I am looking into switching career paths and want to become a woodworker any ideas on how I can achieve this

  14. The Wood Welding Fabricator ! on January 9, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    See I live in mn, so outdoors is full on snow or mosquitoes.

  15. Daniel on January 9, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Awesome shop! Where did you get that coffee cup though?

  16. GeeDeeBird on January 9, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    You should drop one of those fold-down attic ladders on that loft space. It would be convenient and self-contained.

  17. Youtoofoo on January 9, 2022 at 9:07 pm


  18. Denny Yates on January 9, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Great looking shop. It’s great to see someone from my neck of the desert on YouTube. I am in Cave Creek and have been here all of my 64 years. Looks like my old neighborhood. Love the tools and how you set everything up. Gives me inspiration to get out in my mess of a shop and get it organized. If you ever go to Rockler look me up. Thanks again for the tour. Good luck

  19. william douglas on January 9, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Dude, I also have a small shop and by the way my name is William S. Douglas. I freaked out when I started watching your video. I live in Dallas Tx so I know about the heat of summer. Look forward to keep up with your business. I have a 10×10 and 10×16 sheds and two workbenchs on patio.

  20. Barisax324 on January 9, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    I need this. How much would a simple version cost? Also in phx

  21. Jeff Caldwell on January 9, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    I just retired and I am in the process of setting up a small workshop. Learned a few lessons from you. I also noticed a couple of dovetail saws in leather holsters but could not read the name. I would be interested in learning more about those and where I could purchase one.

  22. CrustyCurmudgeon on January 9, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Clickbait might be slightly strong, but your working area is at least 4x what’s stated in the title. You’ve got 200 sq.ft. of tool storage, but far more working area. I’m scratching my head over the choices to have massively heavy tools on what seems like framed floors with decking, but if it works, I guess that’s cool. You sure didn’t skimp on the tools – lots of lust-worthy stuff!

  23. Jeff Hildreth on January 9, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    I am an artist/ furniiure maker… 30 years. I just sold my property which included a 40×60 barn. A 1000 sq ft shop, 200 ft studio. ( the dope growers invaded our community and destroyed it ( the last straw was they stole 6000 board feet of 2 1/4 x 14-22inch by 8 foot highly figured 12 year old musical instrument/furniture grade white oak)and after 22 years in the same place, time to leave no more disrespectful criminals) I have a much better, larger house in a fantastic neighborhood, but now have a 12 x 12 building which I am converting to shop space, and 12 X 20 feet in the garage, and a 12 x 20 family room on the lower floor of the house converted to my art studio/ finish room. .. aside from that, like you, I have the majority of my shop in storage. Needless to say, I am bummed. Why did I move here rather than another property, simple. When your wife says " I don’t want to come home" time to go and the majority of So Oregon, specifically Josephine County is no longer a diverse culture, it is a dope culture, .. doubt me.. look up marijuana and Williams Oregon. I moved to give my wife a secure, friendly respectful, dope free environment. I now get up ( always 5 AM) and I’m not pissed off any more My wife can go for walks, walk our dog, sit outside etc.. PS Festool is grossly overpriced and the quality is spotty and they are guilty of price fixing and in collusion with their dealers to do so. They hide under "free trade" which is utter BS. They strong arm their dealers into no discounting for fear of losing their status as a Festool dealer. Saw Stop is the same way. They will eventually get busted and the dealers will be free to sell at lower prices benefiting the wood worker/customer. Greed pure and simple. And for that reason alone, I avoid them. Thanks for the video, you have given me some hope. PS I make vernacular furniture.. styles brought to America and Canada roughly 1850-1950.. such as Russian, Ukrainian, Swedish, Gustavian, Mennonite, Hutterite, Doukhobor, Shaker ( which is Swedish) ,Spanish Revival, etc All of it painted using period techniques,. Best of luck to you in your new location.

  24. Robert Jeffords on January 9, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Hey man, just subscribed to your channel this morning and enjoying your videos, greetings from Edinburgh, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿👍

  25. El Chacon on January 9, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    I may have overlooked it, but did you cover a cabinet or portable table saw?

  26. Dave Nydam on January 9, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Wow I am impressed! Gives me hope my 400sq shop in my garage with just me will be able to be enough to run a successful business as well.

  27. Kevin Georgiades on January 9, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    My favorite is your comment about being able to instal the shade sail by yourself… I sure hope so since you built this awesome shop…

  28. Stephen R on January 9, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    That’s about double the size of mine. 😀 Yep. Do what you can with what you got.

  29. Jeremy Ferguson on January 9, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    So glad I ran across your video! I’m getting ready to pour a foundation on a 14×14 lean-to and I was also planning on making it taller (14-16ft) on the high wall so I could have some storage. How tall is your lean-to and would you have done anything differently? Thanks for the great video!

  30. The Real Ando on January 9, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Nice shop mate. You didn’t mention how you get materials up to the CNC machine. Looks like there’s only one way to me, still you got it in!

  31. Peter Riordan on January 9, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Love your set up just want to know what your neighbours think when your milling or cutting? Do they mind the noise?

  32. Gregg Moyer on January 9, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Was wondering if you have any issues with neighbors complaining about machine noise while running machines outside?

  33. Ozzy V Design on January 9, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Awesome channel

  34. YooToob Moderator on January 9, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    I learned a ton of things not to do in a shop. Thanks ‘ster…

  35. Tiny shop Builds on January 9, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Not to brag or anything but my shop is 192 sq ft just saying

  36. Nikki Egleton on January 9, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Awesome shop tour! Awesome shop! Thanks for posting this. I have been pondering a plan for a workshop once I get my own business up an running. Seeing your shop has been very helpful, informative, and inspirational.

  37. David Page on January 9, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Who are the 90 jerks that gave this a thumbs down?

  38. Kruger See on January 9, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Came back to watch the shop tour goin into shop days, building a table.👍🏽 big ups from Hawaii bro.
    Btw what happened to Ben & Stephen?

  39. Michael McClenin on January 9, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Sorry, couldn’t get past the first five seconds of “music”.

  40. Joey isamazing on January 9, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    I bet your neighbors love you

  41. Charles Stanford on January 9, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Your espresso machine costs more than my tablesaw, jointer, and planer combined. You’re lucky to be able to have a commercial business in the backyard of a single-family residence. Everywhere I’ve ever lived this was verboten and quite vigorously enforced as well.

  42. Scott Kaye on January 9, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    The Woodwhisperer sent me! Look forward to your vids!

  43. Randy Poole on January 9, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    I’m more inspired now with my 216 square foot shop.

  44. Matthew Bolin on January 9, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Great video. I’m about to do a 200 sq ft shop soon in the city too. Thank you for this.

  45. Jim Webster on January 9, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Could you not upgrade your electrical panel to a 200 amp system, or even a three phase?

  46. Mike M on January 9, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    So, you keep your (festool) shop tools in boxes, and all your on-site tools hung on the wall. Am I the only one that thinks this is the wrong way round?

  47. JD Fackler on January 9, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Such an elegant setup! What species is your siding? Love the look of all the angles on the outside of the shed

  48. Nathan Woods on January 9, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    I would love to hear more about the tools you have and find are absolutely necessary for you to complete projects and maybe even tools you have but dont need/would like but dont have/are usually used but you dont find necessary. I am planning on getting into woodworking more once I clean out my shed and find a space but am also trying to find out the necessary tools I should invest in on a limited budget. Regardless love the channel and look forward to seeing more of your videos.

  49. WilliamWBG on January 9, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Woodworking is your career and a huge part of your life, why not move to somewhere that allows you to build a shop that’s adequate enough to be considered professional. Long term it’s not going to work for you. Look how much time is wasted moving all that shit around everyday,. going tent to tent then to offsite storage facility. I admire your ability as a woodworker but you also own a business, and this is a shitty business decision long term

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