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.
From the outside, Mike Walker's workshop looks like a well-appointed lakeside retreat .
Mike Hayes’ experience as a restaurant chef informed his shop design when he built it several years ago: “In the kitchen, I had to know every day that all my tools were in the right place.
Bill Bélanger was so put off by a contactor’s estimate for a custom mirror frame that he decided to build his own.
A second addition, tripled the footprint of Lenny Butler's garage shop, finally making it his “slice of heaven.”
When Gary Bonifas and his wife moved into a large duplex townhouse, he started dreaming, designing, and developing his ideal shop space for the basement.
Makerspaces—community workshops filled with tools and experts—offer affordable ways to begin or continue woodworking.