Detached

Typically a woodworking shop starts in a corner of the garage or basement. Then over time you add tools, develop new skills, expand the shop and change the layout. And at some point over this evolution you may be lucky enough to design a new shop from
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  • Ultimate One-Man ShopUltimate One-Man Shop

    by Philip Houck

    Philip Houck spent a year designing a shop that is easy to heat, with plenty of light and an open floor plan. Beefed-up framing, extra insulation, and an under-floor ...

  • Tour Nick Offerman's WorkshopVideo: Tour Nick Offerman's Workshop

    with Asa Christiana

    NBC sitcom star Nick Offerman cooks up beautiful slab tables out of a workshop that's sure to make you slobber

  • Fire Safety in the ShopFire Safety in the Shop

    by Bruce Ryden

    How to prevent, detect, and put out fires

  • 3 Paths to a Stand-Alone Shop3 Paths to a Stand-Alone Shop

    by Matt Kenney

    Anatole Burkin bought a house with a detached garage so he could dedicate the space to woodworking. Greg Paolini built a new two-car garage to house his shop, knowing ...

  • Video Tour of Richard Ciupka's Underground WorkshopVideo: Video Tour of Richard Ciupka's Underground Workshop

    with Richard Ciupka

    Find out how one woodworker got around local planning regulations by burying his dream shop

  • Dream ShopsDream Shops

    by Fine Woodworking editors

    A gallery of four awe-inspiring wood shops

  • Passive Solar ShopPassive Solar Shop

    by Steve Chant

    Use seasonal sun angles to lower your heating and air-conditioning costs

  • Smart Garage Workshop, From the Ground UpSmart Garage Workshop, From the Ground Up

    by Matthew Teague

    Matthew Teague planned his new shop with the small pro or serious hobbyist woodworker in mind. His dream shop would have plenty of bench space, versatile storage, ...

  • Pennsylvania Man Wins a ShopVideo: Pennsylvania Man Wins a Shop

    with Steve Scott

    High school woodworking teacher takes home $5,000 in tools for his essay on why he deserves a new shop

  • A Timber-Frame DreamA Timber-Frame Dream

    by Eric Foertsch

    When Eric Foertsch set out to design his dream shop, he decided a timber-frame structure would fit in best with his Connecticut neighborhood. So he designed his ...

  • A Shop Built around an IslandA Shop Built around an Island

    by Alan DeVilbiss

    Every woodworker dreams of designing and building the perfect workshop. Retired engineer Alan DeVilbiss put his expertise to work when he came up with the idea ...

  • An Island WorkshopVideo: An Island Workshop

    with Alan DeVilbiss

    A central island for power tools, work surfaces, and dust collection makes the most of this two-car garage shop

  • Unique Workshop SolutionsVideo: Unique Workshop Solutions

    with Paul Breskin

    Ingenuity saves the day in these two woodshops

  • Fine-Tune Your ShopFine-Tune Your Shop

    by Jerry Lyons

    Longtime furnituremaker and teacher Jerry H. Lyons shares efficient workshop solutions developed for his dream shop -- a converted 3000-square-foot log cabin in ...

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