Shop Projects

Looking for wood shop projects and plans to help improve your workspace. You’ve found it. Here you’ll find inspiration and complete woodworking plans for projects ranging from simple clamp racks to smart router table designs and bulletproof workbenches and shop tables. From small and simple shop solutions to dream tool cabinets, you’ll find just the right projects for improving your workshop, increasing efficiency and making your time there more enjoyable.

Shop Projects – Part 2-Face Frame Layout

New stands for our benchtop power tools are on my “to do” list, but I’m still waiting for the 2×4 material to come to equilibrium with our shop environment. In the meantime, I’m forging ahead on another project, a cabinet that will go below the windows where my current bench is.   My style of...

Shop Projects – Part 1

I’ve spent the last couple weeks working out the details for several projects to improve our shop here at the magazine. It’s a nice space, but like many wood shops, quick fixes tend to become permanent fixtures. There are a number of areas we’d like to make more convenient, and we have several machines...

Plywood Carrier

The big problem in a one-man shop is there’s only two hands and one back. And that one back gets tired after years of lugging sheets of plywood around).particleboard).

Another view of the drill-press table. Here I'm cutting pocket holes in a table apron.

Drill Press Table

Drill presses are designed mostly for metalworking. Dress yours up with this table - we give you all the project plans - and you'll find it indispensable for woodworking, too.