A Small-Shop Survival Guide
With mobile machines, smart storage, and ample lighting and power, even a one-car garage can be a first-rate workshop.
Synopsis: There’s no such thing as the perfect workshop, but it’s a goal we all strive for. And one of the most daunting challenges is creating a safe and functional shop in a small space. This “survival guide” will help readers get the most from a limited space, with tips on lumber storage, tool selection, shop cabinets, lighting, power, and even the material used to finish workshop walls.
The ultimate workshop. It doesn’t exist, of course. But if you’re a perpetual remodeler or an aspiring woodworker who happens to move frequently, you keep getting opportunities to make your next workshop better than the previous one. That’s pretty much the position I’ve been in over the years. Basements, garages, outbuildings: I’ve had my shot at exploiting the advantages and overcoming the limitations of all these workshop venues. While I’ve (usually) learned from my mistakes, I’ve also learned from visiting…