Dan Smith’s dream shop and tool chest
A look into the beautiful shop and tool chest Dan Smith uses to build furniture and wooden boats
On an island off the coast of Maine, Dan Smith has set up his dream shop. Overlooking the ocean and with a sea breeze coming in through the multitude of windows, the timber-frame building houses a full workshop with enough room to store the wooden boats he and his sons have made. Yet one of the most talked about aspects of Smith’s shop is his innovative hanging tool cabinet, which houses many of his favorite tools on a vertical tray that slides out of the sides.
- More of a city dweller? Check out these amazing communal shop spaces in four big cities—New York, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, and Beijing—and the woodworkers who organized these spaces.
- Have you always wanted to make a tool cabinet and didn’t know where to get started? Mike Pekovich’s Video Workshop will get you on the right track!
- Christian Becksvoort shows you how every shop has specific needs, but the strategies for storing hand tools are universal.
- If you’re interested in the inner workings of Dan Smith’s tool chest check out the Designer’s Notebook from this years Tools and Shops issue.