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 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 ...

  • Furniture MillFurniture Mill

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Furniture maker Gregg Lipton stumbled upon his dream shop while mountain biking in the woods in Cumberland, Maine, in 1990. The old, cedar-shingled structure perched ...

  • 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

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

    by Matthew Teague

    Space-saving solutions for a small work area

  • Crate Protects Furniture During a MoveTip: Crate Protects Furniture During a Move

    by Wes Harper

  • Woodworking School to Open in PhiladelphiaWoodworking School to Open in Philadelphia

    by Matt Berger

    Lawyer-turned-woodworker launches new facility for beginners and the advanced set

  • 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 ...

  • Getting a Basement Space to Work for YouGetting a Basement Space to Work for You

    by William Duckworth

    Not much light, not much air circulation, not much headroom. How do you make such an unappealing space into a functional shop? William Duckworth opted for an open ...

  • Lumber Storage SolutionsLumber Storage Solutions

    by Andy Beasley

    The centerpiece of Andy Beasley's lumber storage system is a horizontal rack along one wall of his shop. Combined with shopmade carts and a storage rack for sheet ...

  • 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

  • Two Cars and a WorkbenchVideo: Two Cars and a Workbench

    with Bill Endress

    With wheel-mounted tools and cabinets, a two-car garage transforms into a versatile workshop

  • Unique Workshop SolutionsVideo: Unique Workshop Solutions

    with Paul Breskin

    Ingenuity saves the day in these two woodshops

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