How to Make Workbenches & Shop Storage Solutions: 28 Projects to Make Your Workshop More Efficient

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Whether you're putting together a woodworking shop for the first time or you want to organize your existing one, How to Make Workbenches & Shop Storage Solutions from American Woodworker has all the workbench and storage solutions you need. With step-by-step projects for a variety of benches, toolboxes, shelving, and cabinets, you can stop searching for your tools and start using them.
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Overview

Whether you're putting together a woodworking shop for the first time or you want to organize your existing one, How to Make Workbenches & Shop Storage Solutions from American Woodworker has all the workbench and storage solutions you need. With step-by-step projects for a variety of benches, toolboxes, shelving, and cabinets, you can stop searching for your tools and start using them.
How to Make Workbenches & Shop Storage Solutions is all about getting rid of clutter, getting organized, and getting the most from your tools and workshop. You'll learn how to build a long-lasting, dream workbench and an amazing wall-and-slat system that will make any hyper-organized person proud. Other key projects include a heavy-duty folding shop table and a hardworking sawhorse and toll cart. There are also important tips for housing flammables. and, if the workbench isn't enough, there are three bonus projects for building the torsion box, considered by many as the ultimate workbench. With 28 projects in all, you can achieve the organized workshop- and the woodworking results- you've always dreamed of.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
In this compilation of workshop storage projects and tables, a variety of contributors from American Woodworker magazine pre sent solid workbench and table designs as well as construction for bins, racks, and other storage pieces. Not for the beginner, this guide is aimed at the experienced woodworker who is serious about an efficient and tidy workshop. There are a number of great projects not seen elsewhere, such as two folding shop tables and other clever pieces that serve double duty. Professional tips and a detailed section on vises round out the coverage. There is something here for every workshop; recommended.

We all know that better tools make it easier to create better projects - and the same goes for our work spaces. If they are organized, convenient, and help us with our woodworking tasks then we can place more attention onto the project.

This book, filled with information, plans, and photos, has projects for: workbenches, assembly tables, tool storage, material storage, and torsion boxes and they have been selected based on their ability to move, hang, stay firm, hold, and adjust. That pretty much covers everything.

There are big projects, such as the "Dream Workbench" and there are small ones such as the stool made from just 1/2 a sheet of plywood or the dovetailed toolbox that could easily become a family heirloom.

Big and small, this book as an abundance of projects as well as handy little ideas that can be adapted to any work space, such as the pull-out dividers.

Overall I give this book a "two thumbs up".

Library Journal
In this compilation of workshop storage projects and tables, a variety of contributors from American Woodworker magazine present solid workbench and table designs as well as construction for bins, racks, and other storage pieces. Not for the beginner, this guide is aimed at the experienced woodworker who is serious about an efficient and tidy workshop. There are a number of great projects not seen elsewhere, such as two folding shop tables and other clever pieces that serve double duty. Professional tips and a detailed section on vises round out the coverage. There is something here for every workshop; recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565235953
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: American Woodworker Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 373,097
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

American Woodworker is one of the premier publications for woodworking. Their roster of craftsman contributors provide top-notch technical information in a way that hobbyist can understand. The magaine has been in business for decades with over 140 issues in their backlist. Randy Johnson is the Editor.

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Table of Contents

Workbench Projects

Dream Workbench

Best $250 Workbench

Adjustable-height Workbench

Master Cabinetmaker's Bench

Vises, how to buy and how to tune

Assembly Tables

Build an Assembly Table

Adjustable Height Assembly Table

Collapsible Work Table

Heavy-Duty Folding Shop Table

Folding Work Table

Hardworking Sawhorse and Tool Cart

Double-Duty SHop Stool/Outfeed Support

Tool Storage

Dovetail Tool Box

Hold-Everything Tool Rack

Small Tools Cabinet

Tool Cabinet with Many Trays

Hyperorganize Wall-and-Slat System

Designs for the Hyper-Organized Shop

Flip-Top Tool Chest

Small Shop Solutions

Tips for Tool Storage

Materials Storage

Big Capacity Storage Cabinet

Modular Shop Cabinets

Six Ingenious Storage Solutions

Flammables Cabinet

Simple All-Purpose Shop Cabinets

Torsion Box: The Ultimate Workbench

Torsion Box Workbench and Expandable Assembly Table

How to Build a Torsion Box

Torsion Beams

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