Garage

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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  • Turn Your Garage Into a Real WorkshopTurn Your Garage Into a Real Workshop

    by Michael Pekovich

    Michael Pekovich set out to turn a dark, damp, cold garage into a warm, four-season workspace. With its drafty doors and concrete floor, Pekovich’s uninsulated ...

  • Fire Safety in the ShopFire Safety in the Shop

    by Bruce Ryden

    How to prevent, detect, and put out fires

  • FWW Poll: Garage as ShopFWW Poll: Garage as Shop

    by Fine Woodworking editors

    1 in 3 do their woodworking in an attached garage, and 1 in 4 use all or part of the basement.

  • Video Workshop TourVideo: Video Workshop Tour

    with Marc Spagnuolo

    Take a tour of this well-equipped garage workshop for tips on choosing and arranging power tools

  • Smart Shop in a One-Car GarageSmart Shop in a One-Car Garage

    by Matthew Teague

    Space-saving solutions for a small work area

  • Unique Workshop SolutionsVideo: Unique Workshop Solutions

    with Paul Breskin

    Ingenuity saves the day in these two woodshops

  • A Shop on TopA Shop on Top

    by Paul Breskin

    In need of room for a shop but lacking space on his property to build one, Paul Breskin decided to look up rather than out. He expanded his single-story, three-bay ...

  • Roll-Away WorkshopRoll-Away Workshop

    by Bill Endress

    Many woodworkers face the space crunch Bill Endress did: how to fit a decent workshop into a two-car garage, and still park cars there fairly regularly. He achieved ...

  • Turning a Parking Place into a Great Shop SpaceTurning a Parking Place into a Great Shop Space

    by Chris Gochnour

    Expansion and a thoughtful layout make an excellent professional workshop from a two-car garage

  • Dust Collection for the One-Man ShopDust Collection for the One-Man Shop

    by Anatole Burkin

    Even the best dust-collection system won’t eliminate the need for occasional sweeping, but a good system will keep your broom and your lungs from wearing out prematurely. ...

  • Great Shop in a Two-Car GarageGreat Shop in a Two-Car Garage

    by Curtis Erpelding

    It takes time and experience to create a well-functioning, efficient shop. Curtis Erpelding shares how his sixth shop evolved and how it’s organized. Large drawings ...

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