WOODWEB Content Editor, Brett Hagstrom, Interviewed John Schanafelt in March 2010.
John Schanafelt has lived in Temple, Texas for close to six years, after relocating from Corpus Christi, Texas. John’s 6,600 square foot shop is located two blocks from the downtown square. He leases the shop and was able to renovate the shop before moving in which was a fortunate situation as it enabled John to establish the layout of his shop before beginning production. By completing the work himself John was able to use the shop rent free for the first two months. John’s old shop was 2,800 square feet and the extra size of the new shop is very enjoyable for John and his employees. John has half the shop dedicated to machines installed in process order instead of having the machines mismatched throughout the shop. The extra space also allows for storage of work before shipping.
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