General Shop Layout

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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  • Make Better Use of Your Shop Space: A Spare RoomMake Better Use of Your Shop Space: A Spare Room

    by Asa Christiana

    In the smallest spaces, pick your compromises

  • Think Your Shop is Small? Think againThink Your Shop is Small? Think again

    by Stellos L.A. Stavrinides

    Space comes at a premium on the island of Cyprus, where woodworker Stelios Stavrinides lives. So he designed a movable shop that fits in a 5-ft. by 5-ft. storage ...

  • 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 ...

  • Hand-Tool Shop Saves SpaceHand-Tool Shop Saves Space

    by John Nesset

    You don't need an oversize shop and budget-busting set of woodworking machines to make furniture. For less than the cost of a cabinet saw, you can equip your shop ...

  • Shop Tour: Chris Gochnour's Expanded Garage WorkshopVideo: Shop Tour: Chris Gochnour's Expanded Garage Workshop

    with Chris Gochnour

    See how this frequent Fine Woodworking contributor took a small garage shop and transformed it into a dream space

  • Video Tour of a Garage WorkshopVideo: Video Tour of a Garage Workshop

    with Anatole Burkin

    Get Anatole Burkin's recipe for turning a two-car garage into a four-season shop

  • Video Tour of Garrett Hack's Vermont WorkshopVideo: Video Tour of Garrett Hack's Vermont Workshop

    with Garrett Hack

    Scope out his timber-frame shop on a one-horse farm in Vermont

  • 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.

  • Workshop SolutionsWorkshop Solutions

    by Fine Woodworking editors

    The online extras for our newsstand-only publication with videos, plans, and articles to help outfit your shop

  • Set Up Shop on a BudgetSet Up Shop on a Budget

    by Mike Bielski

    Taking issue with Asa Christiana's recent article, "Set Up Shop for $5,000," Mike Bielski gives his take on what it should reasonably cost to get started in woodworking. ...

  • 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, ...

  • A Layout Kit for Small ShopsA Layout Kit for Small Shops

    by John Yurko

    Modeling in two or three dimensions is a lot easier than moving around your heavy machinery to get a shop plan you like

  • Set up Shop for $5,000Set up Shop for $5,000

    by Asa Christiana

    Most furniture makers would welcome a few more chisels, planes, and clamps, and possibly a wider jointer, but there is a critical mass of tools that allows you ...

  • Wiring a Garage WorkshopWiring a Garage Workshop

    by Clifford A. Popejoy

    The electrical wiring, outlets, and lighting in your workshop should be as specialized as your tools. Electrician and hobbyist woodworker Clifford Popejoy shares ...

  • Three Small-Shop SolutionsThree Small-Shop Solutions

    by Sandor Nagyszalanczy

    When workspace is at a premium, create covertible spaces and make your tools mobile

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