Shop Layout and Design

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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, ...

  • Philadelphia Woodturning Shop TourVideo: Philadelphia Woodturning Shop Tour

    with David Heim

    An exclusive video tour of a turning shop largely unchanged since its founding in 1863, now the subject of a campaign to keep it from urban developers.

  • 10 Tips for Going Pro10 Tips for Going Pro

    by Hendrik Varju

    When you're ready to hang out your own shingle, follow these hard-won lessons from a successful custom furniture-maker

  • 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

  • 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

  • Touring the Colonial Williamsburg ShopVideo: Touring the Colonial Williamsburg Shop

    with Mack S. Headley, Jr.

    The living-history museum celebrates a time when furniture was built only by hand

  • 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

  • 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 ...

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