Saw less of his son in town Constructing a workshop together thats shared by both helped bring them closer and introduce a new generation to woodworking

Downsizing had a very positive upside for Wayne Southard. Not on the job front but the home front.

When Wayne and his wife, Donna, decided to move from a large lakefront house in North Carolina to be closer to their families in the Greensboro area, Wayne and his son, David, colĀ» laborated on a workshop on David's property in neighboring Kernersville. Not only does it allow Wayne to see his family more often, but the shop's flexibility and size more than meet his needs to be creative and improve his skills as a hobbyist furnituremaker.

"1 built a basement shop seven years ago in this great big lake house an hour away from my grandkids, but visits from our families were too infrequent" says the sixtysomething Wayne, who has been woodworking for nearly eight years. "Also, I was driving 100 miles round-trip to work each day. David had almost two acres. So 1 said to him, 'What if we build a workshop on your property? I'll pay.' He said,

'Great! How much room do you need?' Now he's gotten more interested in woodworking since it was finished."

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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