TOOLS & WORKSHOP: WORKSHOP
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When you first start tackling home projects, it's no problem to hit the hardware store for one of those sandpaper mul...
Since my wife and I recently downsized, I am making do with a much smaller basement workshop these days. Whereas I co...
The workbench is a DIY project's hub. It's where supplies are kept and progress gets made. Sure, you can buy a workb...
If your last-minute fall chores have you climbing a ladder, here are some tips to save time and stay safe up there. L...
You’re probably thinking I’m about to list my all-star tool picks. Nope. My five must-haves for a basement workshop h...
The next time you need to move something big and heavy in the workshop or around the house, save your back and build ...
While spring is generally considered the month for cleaning windows, airing out the house, reorganizing the cupboards...
Read our primer for preventing breakage and misplacement in tool storage.
Like everything with moving parts—your car, your computer, your body—your power tools will last longer and work bette...
Seven things to consider as you plan out your workshop.
Follow these guidelines to create the optimal lighting design for your workshop.
Before starting on your garage foundation, check soil, permits, and structure upfront.
For practicality, comfort, and safety, follow these guidelines when planning your woodworking shop.
There's no reason why your woodworking shop can't be easy on the eyes, outside and in. The one pictured above was cre...
Although I used to have a pretty big workshop back in Cambridge, things changed once we sold the place and became sno...
A good woodworking bench is one that suits its user's needs.
Keeping your tools visible and at the ready will make your workshop more efficient.
Meet four do-it-yourselfers who are creating their dream surroundings and blogging about the experience.
Workshop safety consists of more than just wearing proper protective gear.
Bench furniture is critical to making your workspace productive.
Workbench configurations vary. Choose the setup that fits your available space and project goals.
A worktable should have a place on your floor plan, unless your workshop is too small to accommodate any work surfaces beyond the workbench.
As a kid growing up, I remember visiting my grandparents’ house and heading straight for granddad’s garage. It was im...
To secure a workpiece for planing, use bench dogs.
Save your aching back by moving heavy objects in your workshop with a dolly.
These few simple guidelines may help you build a practical, durable bench.
Minimize the discomforts and risks noise poses to you and the peace of your household.
There are many places to put your workshop. Here are a few suggestions.
Before outfitting your basement as a workshop, bear these considerations in mind.
To aid in the planning of your workshop, put your ideas for the space on paper.
Make sure that your workshop is actually workable using these tips.
For many occasional, around-the-house handypeople, a closet workshop is an easy answer to a multitude of headaches.
Follow these steps to turn an end wall into a productive and space-efficient workshop.
These tips will help you consider the different things that go into building your workshop.
To begin assembling your workshop, first you must take stock of your requirements.
Learn how to turn an old dresser or chest into your very own workshop.
Serious hobbyists or professionals may choose to build a separate building for the workshop.
A handful of valuable tips on maintaining a sawdust- and debris-free workshop
Before you install electricity in your workshop, consider these important factors.
Fire is a devastating show of strength by Mother Nature. Take these steps to prevent it in your workshop.
Know your needs and buy smart in order to build a workshop that is right for your needs.
Get the basic facts about lumber numbers and grades.
Here are some things to consider when building a garage workshop for car enthusiasts.
The generously sized workshop has a functional layout and a unique vinyl floor designed by architect Gregory Rochlin.
Bob meets with carpenter Bob Ryley to install baseboard, then visits Paul Morse's workshop to see how specialty moldings are milled.
Carpenter Bob Ryley demonstrates how the front hall mirror is custom-built in the workshop.