Not being part of the living space of the house, a workshop is often in an area with physical challenges, such as low head room in a basement shop or the need to work around a difficult floor plan. Specialised woodworking tasks require different shop configurations and different tooling and a different strategy for layout or accessories. This book uses the popular Idea Book format to address these many challenges, showing a wide variety of clever ideas and solutions for basics such as tool storage, lumber storage, accessorising workbenches for special tasks, and dedicated workstations.
Andy Rae worked with George Nakashima and Frank Klausz before founding his own woodworking business. He has been awarded a New Jersey Council of the Arts Fellowship for his furniture designs. A former editor of "American Woodworker," Rae currently works in Asheville, North Carolina, making furniture as well as teaching and writing about woodworking.