Workshop ideas to create a well-organized workshop with plenty of storage space and workspace for all your do-it-yourself projects.

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  • Woodworker’s Tablecloth

    A vinyl tablecloth—any size—comes in handy for all kinds of woodworking jobs. Put it under boards you’re gluing together.

  • Hardware Lassos

    To keep your hardware neat and accessible, thread nuts, washers, sockets and other items on short pieces of 12- or 14- gauge electrical wire

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Snip ‘N’ Grip Wire Cutters

    Prevent wire cut offs from flying around the shop with this creative tip with wire cutters and silicone. Save some time as well.

  • Gluing Pedestal

    Ever scratched your head over how to position clamps on a project that requires clamping from all four sides? This gluing pedestal makes the job…

  • Ken’s Favorite Shop Tips

    Looking for ways to work smarter in your woodshop? Family Handyman Editor in Chief Ken Collier has seen tips come and go over the decades. Here…

  • Homemade Penetrating Oil

    Modern rust penetrants work great, but if you’re all out and don’t want to make a trip to the hardware store, this homemade…

  • How to Remove Rust with Electrolysis

    Electrolysis cleans away rust like magic, and you can set up a simple system in your shop with a battery charger and a few household items.

  • Tips for Loosening Nuts, Bolts and Screws

    Do you have stuck nuts, screws or bolts around the house that are driving you crazy? Check out these great tips for ways to finally (and…

  • Best and Worst Garage Heaters

    Need to heat your garage shop so you can work year-round? Several options are available, but the most efficient system is usually a gas-fired,…

  • Vacuum Attachment for Adjustable Dust Control

    Tired of sawdust covering your workbench and woodworking tools? This adjustable vacuum hose holder attaches to the shop vacuum and can be…

  • Super-Capacity Tool Cart

    This tool cart takes about two days to build, costs between $350 and $450 and can be completed by a DIYer with intermediate skill level. Check…

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