I'm looking a retail spot in San Antonio, Texas and love the price as well as the location. The problem is that it is about 1000 sqft. For Texas standards thats pretty small. Its only 650 a month which is great buy but my concern is fitting everything into such a small place. With a large Morso chop saw and also a miter saw, a prep table,a matt table with a 60" matt cutter, a dry mount press and all the other equipment needed to run a frame shop, how can I fit all this stuff into a 1000 sqft shop and have room for a showroom of any decent size? To add to the problem, the ceilling is only eight feet high and can not be raised. Is the showroom really that important? Am I better off using most of my space for production and have a small gallery with a handfull of examples of my work or should I split the shop down the middle at 500' for the front and 500' for the back and deal with it the best I can? I have seen some shops have their prep equipment in plan site and only hide the saws and heavy equipment behind the false wall. I think it was BogFrame who showed use his shop and I could see the oval mat cutter on the left and other equipment in plan site of the counter. It seems to be working well for him cosidering the rent is Broklyn is brutel. I know everyone of use would like a seperate room for every stage of the framing process but rent **** . I guess what I really asking without dragging this out too much longer is, do you really make enough money off your preframed artwork and gallery to justify the space lost? Thanks for your input and help. Rick Colunga, San Antonio, Texas ------------------ If you don't take care of your tools, they won't take care of you.