Joe’s Garage Workshop

Shop Tour - Submitted by Joe Madson from Naperville, IL
Added on December 19, 2012

Someone once told me that garages are for cars…silly. I use mine for my workshop where I build mostly built-in cabinetry. It’s a 2.5 car garage with insulated walls and ceiling. I’m still working on a dedicated heater/AC unit. Most of the exposed walls are plywood so I can attach anything anywhere it’s needed. The wall of storage cabinets is made from pallet rack bought at a big box and then faced with 1×4’s and MDF doors. My compressed air is coming from above which keeps the shop much safer and tidier while I’m working.

The table saw is a Craftsman with a hand made router table attached. I’m getting better at dust control, but the table saw base doesn’t catch it very well (maybe a Sawstop would solve some of those problems). The miter station is a work-in-progress at the moment. I still need to add an extension table and backstop.
My favorite piece is the wheeled tool cabinet. It holds a ton and everything is easily accessible.


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