I am in the process of having a 24 ft. x 24 ft. addition put onto the back of my garage. It will be divided down the middle to make a shop area 12 ft. by 24 ft. and the remaining section will be divided into 2 rooms that will be 12 ft. by 12 ft., one of which will be a painting and finishing room and to store paints, glues, varnishes, etc. All exterior walls will be insulated. The garage door on one end of the shop will be insulated, as will the exterior entrance door. The painting room will have a door and ceiling on it to prevent as much as possible any sawdust from getting in. I need to have heat in the painting room 24 hours a day in the winter here in Michigan. What would you folks recommend for heating this room? I first considered a small electric heater but that scares me a little having it run at night, even at a temp just above freezing, because of potential fire hazard. And what would you recommend for the 12 ft. x 24 ft. actual shop area? Should I just get a propane wall mounted heater and keep the thermostat on low at night? I think if I shut off all heat overnight, its just going to take that much longer and more fuel to bring the temp back up to a working temperature as opposed to setting the furnace at say 40 degrees for overnight. Would you ever consider using a wood stove in your shop or do you think that is too much of a fire hazard potential? Looking forward to hearing from as many of you as possible. Thanks. Murray
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