Wood Shop Layout and Organization

Work Shop Layout


Woodworkers come in a wide spectrum of types, from the completely organized to the completely scattered. Organizing your shop so that you can find all your tools when you need them, and have room to work, will enhancing your personal style and enjoyment.

Garage and Basement Wood Shop Layout

Garages and Basements are popular spots to set-up wood shops. If you are in a similar situation you can look at these pages to get ideas of what is possible.

Tips on Setting Up a Two Car Garage Woodwork Shop

The Two-Car Wood Shop reverts into a garage at night and all woodworking materials, tools and equipment are stored along the perimeter walls. This can consume 30-40 linear feet of wall at an average depth of 18 inches. In most garage configurations this will still allow one wall for storage of non-woodworking possessions, should there be any.

Storing a shop this tightly can't be achieved in haphazard steps - it requires a strategy. Periodic restructuring is possible but not an effective use of time or materials, so a good set of guiding concepts is called for. Everything in the shop has storage characteristics: bulk, weight, frequency of use, susceptibility to damage or dust, etc. If space is allocated by such characteristics then the shop can expand comfortably as more equipment is acquired.

Designing a Home Wood Shop

Setting-up a home woodworking shop, design and setting up your shop in the most efficient, cost effective manner you can determine.

Maintaining a Wood Shop with Limited Space

The space available for a home shop varies in each case.  By examining how other is similar situation handle the situation, may give you ideas of how you can handle your own situation.

Home Shops with all the Bells and Whistles

Some home shop are less limited by space and cost and can build a full featured shop.  Maybe like most you can only dream of such a space, but you can also make use of some of the ideas.

Organizing Woodwork Tools

Organizing your tools is a low-cost yet efficient way to organize your home shop, while making it easier to keep track of all your tools.

Wood Shop Layout Ideas

Using ideas from other woodworking shops, while avoiding their mistakes is an excellent way to design and set-up your own shop.

Wood Shop Organization

You have various option to set-up or improve the arrangement of you shop.  By adding efficient equipment you can increase you organization, and improve your woodworking experience.

Woodshop Layout

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