I am purchasing a new home that has a good sized wood shop out back -- about the size of a two car garage. I would like to take a shot at mandolin building (perhaps starting with a Stew Mac or an electric mando) and I'm wondering about doing luthery in a shop that isn't always going to be heated. The shop has a wood stove but we have hard Rochester NY winters and anything I left in the shop would get pretty cold. I have no clue what the means for woods, glues, stains, finishes, etc. (Can you tell I don't know much about woodworking?) I could put the shop in the basement, but the space would be smaller and the mess more irritating to my wife. (If you don't think irritating my wife is really a big deal you've never been married.) So what would you advise?