Woodworking Shop in Basement

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I think you would be very suprised how inexpensive it is when it's new construction. You add the floor space equal to your garage for 10-20k. One problem most people who have done this is, they forget to lower the floor space under the garage. Because the garage floor itself is generaly lower than the foundation walls this lowers the ceiling under the garage. By lowering the footing around the garage by 2' this solve a ton of trouble. But think of the pro's. Solid concrete all around, no noise for the rest of the house. Enclosed concrete means you can finish your projects without the worry of fire. Realestate around by me starts at 50k plus the cost of the building and utiliies plus drive time. I'm considering this for myself although the house is already built, the cost still is better than a seperate building 10 minutes away. Lou
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This reminds me of an episode[1] from the SciFi channel's Ghost Hunters series. What does the paranormal have to do with a basement shop? In the second part of this episode the team investigates a house where the occupant claims to hear noises and feels dread and anxiety. It turns out, after the investigation, that the most probable cause for the occupant's problems is not something other wordly, but what he's got in his basement. The synopsis of this episode (see the URL below) doesn't specifically mention this, but the occupant of the house is a woodworker, who I believe did a lot of restoration work and had a lot of finishing products in his basement. Along with a couple of other things that needed to be fixed in the house including mold, the biggest problem was probably caused by all the finishing work he was doing in his basement and the chemicals he was using to do it.
So, if you wind up thinking your house is haunted--maybe you just to need to do your finsihing outside or in the garage. :)
[1]: http://www.scifi.com/ghosthunters/episodes/season02/0221 /
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Well you found me out, except my hauntings are really coming from my sub-basement. Lou
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