My family is kicking me out of my basement woodworking shop. They are telling me to build my “dream shop” (30′ x 30′ single story) in the back yard (I live on 2 ac). I’m looking for your opinions and experiences. How would you tackle this “problem.”
Most of my work is done during the winter months, so heating costs are a concern. I live in S.E. Michigan. Some questions I have are: What type of building- stick framed, pole barn, structural ISP’s, Timberframed, or? Locae code allows for slab on grade foundation w/ a 2 ft deep rat wall. What’s a good way to insulate this type of foundation (or is it even worth it)?
I plann to run all utilites to the shop: Water, Propane, 60 to 100 amp feed from the house, & Telephone.