Shop Setup and Organization

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You'll love this high-wire act
If you’re tired of tripping over extension cords and accidentally kicking them loose from the outlet, hang ’em high using the simple suspension cable shown.
Wooden "power strip" simplifies shop walls
When I added a workshop to my house, I wanted the interior to look finished, but I know how hard it is to get the holes in exactly the right spot for the utility boxes.
A heavyweight dolly for the big kid's playroom
In my small home shop, handling heavy sheet goods is always an unpleasant challenge because the sheets must go outside when I’m working and back inside at night.
A pipe dream for small-tool storage
After installing a shelf over my workbench, I quickly realized there was additional storage potential on the underside of the shelf.
13 workshop short cuts from Chuck Hedlund
Come along with me and learn the simple timesaving techniques. I guarantee they’ll make you more productive and help you build every project better.
Nothing beats cleats
As your woodworking skills grow, your shop should grow right along with them.
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Ceiling grid makes the most of overhead shop space
I suspended a grid of 1×4s in 2'-square sections. Simple half-notch joints at each intersection hold a grid together. Now there’s room for hanging all sorts of things.

Wire shelving secures chemicals

I installed shelving between the open studs of my garage shop to take advantage of the unused space