Where to Build
Woodworking all starts with setting up shop, which is nothing more than creating some space and storage (and buying a few key tools).
Brighten your corner. You can build projects in an 8-ft. by 10-ft. space or less. White walls and a window will brighten up the place. Add some shelving and a couple of worktables and you’re ready to roll. In the next chapter, we’ll use a surplus kitchen cabinet to build the rolling workstation you see below the window.
You can build all of the projects in this guide in a very small area. You’ll need at least one sturdy table or workbench, but two will be better. One of your main tools will be a miter saw, which is a benchtop power tool, and it’s nice to be able to keep it on a table ready to go.
The other table is for building and assembling projects. Whether you are drilling holes, cutting plywood, driving screws, or whatever, it’s usually most comfortable to work at waist…