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Workshop ideas to create a well-organized workshop with plenty of storage space and work space for all your DIY projects.
The 100 Handiest Shop Tips
Check out a collection of some of our favorite workshop tips and DIY ideas through the years from readers and editors at The Family Handyman.
How to Build a DIY Wood Workbench: Super Simple $50 Bench
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Rosin Paper Workbench Cover
Build this handy paper holder at one end of your workbench
How to Build a Welding Table
Admit it: You’ve always wanted to learn how to weld. This easy project will teach you how.
Homemade Penetrating Oil
Can’t find the rust penetrant? Try this home brew
Cheap-and-Easy Foam Brushes
Foam brushes can be made from clothespins and leftover packing material
Genius Caulk Rescue
If you leave the tip of your caulking tube uncovered and the caulk hardens behind...
31 Cheap Workshop Updates for the Ultimate DIY Space
Our readers know how to make the most of their home shop space. These 31 updates...
Outdoor Sanding Station
Keep fine sawdust out of the shop with an outdoor sanding station
Air Hose Station
Keep your air hose and fittings in one place and out of the way.
Workbench Plans Hanger
If you have Peg-Board over your workbench and you need to hang plans or drawings...
Run for fingernail polish when you forget to make a run for thread sealant
Easy Wood Screw Removal
Drill out that broken screw with this tip
Reader Project: Simple DIY Miter Saw Stand
"I followed the plans to build the miter saw station. It took me a few...
Quick Coat of Wax for Your Tools
Don't go too far to find the solution for waxing tool beds
Sandpaper Filer From the Office
My sheets of sandpaper used to get crumpled and damaged lying around the shop.
Old Leather Glove Chisel Case
When my wood chisel carrying case fell apart, I replaced it with an old leather glove.
Garbage Can Hack: Dustpan Caddy
Keep a dustpan handy with an “unbreakable” wall file folder ($8) from an office supply store.
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Brilliant Storage Idea for Screws
I used to keep screws in a cof- fee can, but when I reached in...
Smart Step-Stool Support
Replace thin, worn plastic end caps on your folding step stools and chairs with rubber...
DIY Hands-Free Flashlight
Tired of holding a flashlight between your teeth while working in the dark?
Instant Paper Towel Holder
If you need a way to hang paper towels in your workshop, find an old 9...