Welcome to Grey Moon Cove Studio!
There has been a discussion about studio organization going around on one of my yahoo groups, which spurred me to show you what I did in my new home studio.
It took allot of figuring out how to condense 2 other studios into a smaller space.
I think it worked well. Please enjoy and let me know what you think!
For my work table- I used 2 36" H x 18" D gorilla shelves.
These are heavy duty shelf systems sold for garage or workbenches.
They have several shelves but you can add more.
I placed them parallel to each other and depending on the size of the top you use,
you can have more storage underneath- between the shelves.
|Gorilla shelve table with vinyl flooring underneath & memory foam mat on left|
I topped mine with a 4x8 sheet of plywood. There was plenty of space underneath for a 40x30 flat file and small plastic roller drawers on the opposite side.
I topped this with thin batting and cotton duck. It's great to use as an ironing surface and has enough give for screening and print making.
When I need a harder surface, I top with my large rotary cutting mat.
When I paint, I spread a 4 ml plastic sheet over all of this and I'm good to go.
Because I work spontaneously and messy I need to protect my brand new wood floor under the work table. I bought a 8'x12 vinyl flooring piece at Home Depot. This isn't permeable as carpet would be and I can easily wipe up paints and mediums. The vinyl comes on great big rolls.
I have a memory foam 'rug' that I got at TJMax where I stand the most- comfy.
Lights- I don't like the look of fluorescent lighting or the almost undetectable pulse. I purchased LED bulbs that are set in eyeball socket and recessed cam's. The eyeball lights swivel so you can point them in any direction. LED's are more expensive but don't use as much electricity and last a long time- so I don't have to climb up to replace them as often. The lights are on dimmers so I don't always need to use them at full blast.
|overhead LED lighting|
One closet just has shelves in it instead of the traditional pole. And lots of shelves. We use the system that has metal rods you attach to the wall, insert brackets and top with a shelf. Easy.
My desk area is a U shape with a swivel chair so I have lots of surface area that is easy to reach. It's comprised of 2 6' tables I purchased from a retiring crafter. A sewing table with back extension for larger work and more desk area when not in use. and on back wall, on left below, is my new Epson 3800 printer.
note- I found the gorilla shelves at Home Depot- Here