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WOOD's Idea Shops

WOOD magazine's Idea Shops are packed to bursting with inspiration and projects to make your shop work faster, safer, and more efficiently.

  • Idea Shop 1

    The original WOOD magazine Idea Shop fills a 14x28' room in a rural garage with a full complement of tools and equipment. Innovative storage and organization make the shop work effectively.

  • Idea Shop 2

    Idea Shop 2 shows how a full workshop can fit into a suburban two-car garage while still enabling the garage to shelter vehicles between work sessions.

  • Idea Shop 3

    Idea Shop 3 takes the traditional basement workshop to new standards of efficiency and capability. Keeping dust and noise out of the living space receive special attention.

  • Idea Shop 2000

    A 12x20' outbuilding behind a suburban home is the site for the Idea Shop 2000. Mobile tools can be wheeled out onto a covered portico between the house and shop to expand work space.

  • Idea Shop 5

    Idea Shop 5 outfits a 15x22' bay in a three-car garage with versatile modular cabinets and tool bases for maximum adaptability. A wall-cleat system allows easy storage reconfiguation.

  • Idea Shop 6

    In Idea Shop 6, we start with an empty garage and a few very basic mechanics tools. Then we show you how to build a full woodworking shop in a year by setting aside a little money from each paycheck.

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