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Do you have the kind of shop other woodworkers like to visit? Does your shop include clever ideas that help you work smarter, faster, or safer? Have you designed and built special tool racks, machine bases, cabinets, jigs, or other shop helpers you think your fellow woodworkers would find interesting? If so, the editors at WOOD magazine invite you to submit your workshop or individual shop projects for review for possible publication in future editions of America's Best Home Workshops. Edition 2 published in 2008 and edition 3 published in 2009, shown at left, were big hits among our readers. Now, we're looking for shops and shop projects for the next version.

Your shop doesn't have to be big, or nit-picky clean. The ideas could be storage solutions, task-specific jigs, shop tips, or the special way you designed, built, and outfitted your shop.

If you'd like to submit your shop for our review, here's what we need:

  • 5-6 photos showing the interior of your shop (preferably one of each wall of your shop), an overall image of your shop, and an exterior photo, if applicable.

  • Photos of any shop helpers you've designed such as workbenches, tool cabinets, lumber racks, clamp racks, machine bases, or anything else you've customized for your shop. Even if we don't select your shop for publication, we're also looking for these types of projects for the Gallery section of this magazine and for use in WOOD magazine.

If your shop is selected, we'll need a rough-sketch floor plan that shows overall shop dimensions and the locations of doors and windows, tools, storage cabinets, workbenches, and wood storage.

Mail your submission to:

America's Best Home Workshops
WOOD Magazine
1716 Locust St., LS-221
Des Moines, IA 50309-3023

Or e-mail your submission to

Submissions cannot be returned, but please include your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address if available.


Comments (2)
nubby968204 wrote:

lowes carries a conversion kit

6/10/2010 06:40:31 AM Report Abuse
ironhat wrote:

Have you inquired at the big name WW suppliers like Rockler or woodcraft? If you don't see it in the catalog e-mail the CS dept and ask - if they don't carry it then ask for a name. G luck!

3/4/2010 12:08:32 PM Report Abuse

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