New Books from “Woodcraft Magazine” Simplify Workshop Setup and Storage

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“Woodcraft Magazine” editors have compiled copy from previous magazine issues into two new books designed to help woodworkers set up an efficient shop and equip it with storage.

Two new books from the editors of "Woodcraft Magazine" guide woodworkers through the setup of a home shop and then offer projects designed to provide a variety of shop storage solutions.

What we offer in ‘Home Workshop Setup’ is a comprehensive approach for helping woodworkers assemble a hardworking shop space. ‘Home Workshop Storage’ offers 21 shop storage projects to build.

“Woodcraft Magazine” has released two new books to help woodworkers set up an efficient workshop and then select from nearly two dozen projects to outfit it with ample storage. Woodcraft Supply, LLC, is the magazine’s parent company.

“Home Workshop Setup: the Complete Guide” and “Home Workshop Storage: 21 Projects to Build” are the second and third volumes in the magazine’s Home Woodworker Series. “14 Wooden Boxes You Can Make” was the first release in 2012. Content for all three books comes from previous issues of “Woodcraft Magazine.”

“What we offer first in ‘Home Workshop Setup’ is a comprehensive approach for helping woodworkers assemble a hardworking shop space,” editor-in-chief Jim Harrold said. “You have a dedicated area, and that is where you put the space planner in chapter one to work. Here, you’ll find a grid to lay out your shop, and template cutouts of tools, cabinets, workbenches – everything you need to outfit your shop. These you can arrange and rearrange to find what works best. The following chapters cover the basic requirements for shop setup: flooring options, lighting and heating, small shop dust collection, outfitting your shop with air, and fire safety. Then we give readers a look at how a garage can be made over into a very functional, hardworking workshop, along with a plan to build a classic workbench.”

“Home Workshop Storage” takes woodworkers to the second step in home shop development, according to Harrold. “We offer 21 projects to build that allow you to store anything from your favorite hand tools and portable power tools to clamps, lumber, sheet goods, and a host of power tool accessories,” he said. “Step-by-step plans to make base and wall cabinets are also included.”

“The next book in this series will feature home workshop jigs and fixtures that make your tools work harder, safer, better. Here, you’ll find projects like the multi-featured drill-press table and tablesaw cutoff sled,” Harrold said. “After that we will showcase America’s top shops – examples of how other woodworkers have successfully designed and fleshed out their workshops. We will include a few shops that we designed to provide you with even further guidance.” Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., headquartered in Atglen, Pennsylvania, publishes the “Woodcraft Magazine” books.

In addition to its book series, “Woodcraft Magazine” publishes six issues a year and maintains two lines of woodworking plans – Classic® Project Plans and Classic® Shop Plans. Magazine project and technique downloads are also available online. To learn more about “Woodcraft Magazine,” visit and

To order the two books or for more information about Woodcraft, please contact the store nearest you, visit or call (800) 535-4482. To learn about Woodcraft franchise opportunities, visit or email woodcraftfranchise(at)woodcraft(dot)com.

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