A round or square table rather than rectangular one would be good. So all players of cards, board games etc would be able to reach the centre. Also some beverage holders would be good (holes for a glass/cup).
Brendon/Minor - Well, unless your Google-fu & Craigslist skills are better than mine we are trying to F$%@ a unicorn here. There just don't appear to be clubs or other reasonable shared space options. There is one other shared space option in Seattle that I found that charges $150 for 20 hours of use per month, with no roll over (or $100 per day.) But I'm open to direction on this - I just have not found a club or other alternative. But post up when you will be in Seattle next, & I'd be more than happy to buy you a beer and show you my hilariously small space that I'm using today. I don't see too many options on getting a jointer/planer in there (and the homebrew set up is not negotiable, btw.) And, fwiw, my guess is that I'll use the space 1-2 times per month on average for milling or larger sheet good operations. The sheet good stuff is a luxury, but also a huge increase in efficiency for me. And, yes, I will need to go into each session with a pretty specific cut and operation plan to make this work. I have an appointment to get qualified for shop use on 9/4 - so clock is ticking if you have specific suggestions on checking a club or community situation out. I could use the the help.