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Show Us Your Shop, Garage, or Man Cave

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In the past few years we've published several newsstand specials on home shops, decked-out garages, garage shops, and man caves. From your letters and e-mails, it appears you loved them. Now, we'd like to know how you used our ideas or your own to create or upgrade your own home shop, garage, or man cave. We're on the lookout for all types of spaces including basements, garages, outbuildings, small spaces, and even garden-sheds.

We're looking for interesting shops, including those used by woodworkers, auto enthusiasts, motorcyclists, bicyclists, gardeners, and general hobbyists and DIYers.

We're especially looking for examples that include:
Wall coverings (something different than traditional drywall?) and wall systems for hanging tools.
Storage solutions, including whatever else shares space in your shop or garage (like sporting goods and recycling supplies).
Overal shop lighting and task lightingl.

If you'd like your shop or a friend's to be considered for national exposure in one of our magazines, send us some photos. Please include a short write-up of what you did to make your shop look better and improve the efficiency. If you've saved "before" and "after" photos, those would be excellent, too!

Our preferred digital format for photos is .jpg submitted directly from the camera. It's best if you send images that haven't been manipulated in Photoshop or with a similar software. For magazine reproduction, we ask for photos at are 1 MB or larger in size (3.4 MB or larger preferred). If you are uncomfortable with a digital camera, perhaps a friend or family member will shoot photos for you. Don't be afraid to ask for help!

Even if we don't select your entire shop for publication, we're also looking for individual projects for the Gallery sections in our magazines.

Send your submissions to:
Home Shop Ideas
WOOD® Magazine
1716 Locust Street, LS-221
Des Moines, IA 50309-3023

Or e-mail your submissions to

Please include your daytime telephone number, mailing address, and e-mail address.



Comments (8)
bcastaneda3575 wrote:

I agree! I'm a women and would have sent a picture of my workshop but i guess this place is only for men.

5/3/2014 02:34:40 PM Report Abuse
teman99 wrote:

Well seeing how no one has responded to above post from Wood and I don't see any photos of shops.....I guess this idea hasn't worked out to well!

4/8/2014 03:19:45 PM Report Abuse
EAlmquist wrote:

Why our your reader shops called "Man Caves". It's stupid and sexist. Even if your readers are mostly men, it leaves out your women readers and woodworkers unnecessarily.

2/17/2014 10:32:44 AM Report Abuse
bholwig1 wrote:

I can't send in any "Man Cave" photos- all e-mails are rejected with the comment that the files are too large. I think you need to enlarge your website capability. How do you want the photos sent- One at a time?

6/7/2013 01:09:08 PM Report Abuse
Catfish wrote:

I do not have a "man Cave." I am still single so I just have a "cave." I don't have to go hide somewhere. It is alllll mine. ALL MINE! <];o}

6/6/2013 01:49:30 PM Report Abuse
bigdaddylarryd wrote:

I am confused, ?? I read this whole article & nothing was said about extending anyones subscription. The idea as I understand is to get members to show as much info about their workshop as they can. Including early pics and newer pics to show improvements if they have them. Call it bragging if you want. I enjoy seeing the spaces others work in.

5/22/2013 02:30:30 AM Report Abuse
robausa wrote:

Are you asking if they will extend your subscription for submitting them? I doubt it, they did not when they used my pictures. I did get a free issue and a thank you! Being you responded a month ago and there is no reply I'd say they don't even read them!

5/13/2013 08:37:56 AM Report Abuse
khvoyager wrote:

Does this work for adding for present subscriptions ?

4/18/2013 02:47:31 PM Report Abuse

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