Smart Shop in a One-Car Garage
Matthew Teague presents some space-saving solutions for a small work area.
Fine Woodworking editor Matthew Teague has endured more than his fair share of unworkable shop spaces, so when he could call a one-car garage his own, it was heaven. Here’s how he turned a 160-sq.-ft. garage into a smoothly running shop. Through clever use of mobile bases and sensible organization, all major machines are stored and fully functional in this small space. This article will help you create a workable shop in limited space.
This is an outstanding shop! It makes maximum use of a small space without being cramped or crowded. My garage is almost identical to this, so I am planning to shamelessly steal many of the great ideas you employed in your shop.
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Just wanted to say thank you for this great article! I'm having a small "Amish" structure built; 10 x 22 with Gambrel roof line, but it will be my very first REAL workshop (my previous 3 were in spare rooms, the last one being a single-wide trailer master bedroom. I slept in the living room!). I have 2 Jet lathes, bench band-saw, bench drill press, sander, grinder, miter saw, router table, work bench, work table, plus all of my lumber storage - - it all fit in that 10 x 12 master bedroom, so just imagine what I can do with 10 x 22!! I loved your ideas for rolling tool carts, storage solutions, and multifunctioning tables. My shop will be heated for winter use and a portable AC for summer. I think I'll finally be able to take my wood working to the next level, so I thank you for the inspiration! Mary R., Michigan City, Indiana
You should also check out this article then.
Nice shop. I am very impressed.
Does anyone know what those drawers are called?
I cannot find them in the UK.
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