Three decades after its original publication, The Workshop Book still stands as one of the most comprehensive books ever written on the subject.
Now reprinted by Lost Art Press with an added foreword by Roy Underhill, this new hardbound edition reproduces Landis’ groundbreaking 1991 work in its entirety. This in-depth study covers a broad range of examples from all over North America, from small, space-efficient workshops built into home basements to professional production facilities of several thousand square feet.
Written in Landis’ engaging style and filled with his insights as an expert craftsman, the book examines an array of cabinetmaking shops, as well as specialized shops for making boats, chairs and musical instruments, and even portable and mobile workshops.
Landis explores the key factors that go into any good workshop plan, from layout and lumber storage to lighting, heating, power, dust-collection systems and more. He also includes detailed floor plans for 20 workshops of various sizes and functions.
A rich source of ideas and practical tips for anyone planning a new workshop or workshop renovation. Smyth-sewn hardcover, 9 1/2" × 11", 216 pages, 2021.