Workshop Solutions

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  • A Cabinet for Hand ToolsA Cabinet for Hand Tools

    by Michael Pekovich

    When planning a new hand-tool cabinet for his workshop, Mike Pekovich wanted to pack in more storage than his old cabinet without taking up more wall space. He ...

  • Tool Chest with DrawersTool Chest with Drawers

    by Michael Pekovich

    This traveling tool box is designed to hold your essential hand tools, keeping them close at hand on a benchtop or countertop and tucking away easily when not in ...

  • Best-Ever Outfeed TableBest-Ever Outfeed Table

    by John White

    An outfeed table helps make tablesaw operation safer and provides valuable workspace for assembly and finishing. But the space beneath it is often wasted. John ...

  • Behind the Scenes at Trading SpacesBehind the Scenes at Trading Spaces

    by Asa Christiana

    Go with the FWW editor to the popular makeover TV series for an exclusive look at how the carpenters and crew do their work.

  • Behind the Scenes at Trading Spaces: Day 0Video: Behind the Scenes at Trading Spaces: Day 0

    with Asa Christiana

    The crew gets a head start to set up the carpentry area.

  • Rock-Solid Plywood BenchRock-Solid Plywood Bench

    by Cecil Braeden

    Build this simple but versatile workbench in a weekend for less than $250. And you don't need a jointer or planer.

  • Build a Torsion Box Assembly TableVideo: Build a Torsion Box Assembly Table

    with Marc Spagnuolo

    Build a torsion box for a flat and rigid workshop tabletop

  • Dead-Flat Assembly TableVideo: Dead-Flat Assembly Table

    with Marc Spagnuolo

    Build a sturdy base with plenty of storage and find tips for installing full-extension drawer slides

  • Tool Cabinet for a WorkbenchTool Cabinet for a Workbench

    by Lon Schleining

    This workbench tool cabinet is designed to complement the Essential Workbench, featured in Tools and Shops, Winter 2003/2004 and designed by Lon Schleining and ...

  • Heirloom Tool ChestHeirloom Tool Chest

    by Chris Gochnour

    The tool chest described in this article is practical, enduring, and simple. Building it with handtools can be a bridge to an era when woodworkers had an abundance ...

  • A Clever Tool CaseA Clever Tool Case

    by Yeung Chan

    Yeung Chan found that wall storage wasnt enough for his beloved handmade handtools, especially on installation jobs. So he came up with his own solution, a portable ...

  • The Essential WorkbenchThe Essential Workbench

    by Lon Schleining

    The author and Fine Woodworking editors collaborated to design an essential workbench for todays woodworker, one that is straightforward to build and is more of ...

  • Rock-Solid WorkbenchRock-Solid Workbench

    by Jon Leppo

    An end vise makes a workbench more user friendly, and exact plans and step-by-step instructions help you build one for yourself. Whether you build a workbench using ...

  • The WorkbenchThe Workbench

    by Graham Blackburn

    This richly illustrated article traces the evolution of what some consider the most important tool of the craft, the workbench. A closer appreciation of its uses ...

  • Mike Dunbar's WorkbenchMike Dunbar's Workbench

    by Michael Dunbar

    This workbench was styled after one built 200 years ago; it’s heavy, solid, and doesn’t wobble, though the joints are easy to adjust for seasonal movement. It’s ...

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