I'm collecting shop layouts to post on a (free) website for people
designing their woodworking shops.
The intent is to share ideas with people who are in the design stage of
their home woodworking shop.
If you have a shop layout (either basement, garage, or a dedicated shop),
and want to share it, please let me know. My website is
I'm especially looking for layouts in Visio files, but any format is
appreciated (.jpgs, .dxf, .pdf, etc.).
Here's my current layout - right side for making sawdust,
left side for layout, assembly and finishing - along with
sharpening and ply storage
Seriously consider wall hanging tool cabinets with
doors deep enough to store chisels and things. Click
on the right wall hanging tool cabinet to see where
over 100 tools reside.
Lots of good ideas in that shop. You put a lot of thought into separating
the dirty, brute-force activities from the clean and quiet work areas.
Thanks Charlie, I added your shop layout to
It seems that I can export Visio *diagrams* to file formats that earlier
Visio versions can read, but I can't export the stencils themselves for
versions earlier than Visio 5.
However, I did create a .wmf file that may help. I posted a link on the Wood
Shop Visio site http://home.comcast.net/~hchute/woodshop_visio.htm
to a .wmf file along with some instructions that *might* work for you to
create a WoodShop stencil usable in Visio 4.
There are a few steps to go through - - but if you get a chance to try it
out, it just might work. Please let me know of any difficulties.
Nice shop layout, Frank. You've got a great work area, and hopefully the
storage room will come to pass one day.
I posted your layout to the site:
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