Inspiring Shops

Looking for some inspiration for your woodworking shop? These workshops range from small to large, all of them full of ideas you can use in your shop.

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Vintage Garage: The Extended Edition
Living in a 1920s-vintage neighborhood in the city means garages are small, if they exist at all.
Wood shop, metal shop, race shop
Jack Olsen had to find a way to make this 440-sq-ft garage work as a metal shop, a wood shop, and an auto shop-all without any room to expand and only $1,000 to cover the upgrades.
The "over-the-top" workshop
From the outside, Mike Walker's workshop looks like a well-appointed lakeside retreat . It looks like that on the inside too—except for all the woodworking tools.
Tools, Toys, and Two Cars
Daniel Webb developed his love of woodworking spending time with his grandfather, a master craftsman. But he had to wait decades before having the space to pursue his own dream workshop.
Multipurpose Smith Shop
Outdoor lighting invites you into a cozy workshop. The welcoming 8×16' porch area also serves as additional work area by swinging open the doors that comprise one end of the shop.
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More Inspiring Shops

Shop Tyme
Art and science are often at odds, but in Tyme's La Mesa, Calif., shop the two have forged an equal, complementary partnership.Tyme (he goes by the single name) enjoyed careers ranging from electrician to his current profession as an orthopedic health specialist, but his life always revolved around artistic pursuits as well. The separate disciplines dovetail nicely in both the design and function of his elaborate workshop.Tyme's shop is a model of cleanliness and comfort: almost no dust anywhere, excellent lighting, and cushioned floor mats cover all work areas.

Idea Shop 2000: Turn of the Century Technology

Don't let the date fool you. The great ideas in this shop are timeless.