When we think of workshops, we can all hope for a big, woodworking barn brimming with tools to create and inspire your next project, but there’s so much more to every workspace. It’s the people in them, the time spent in them, and the projects created; your passion for woodworking becomes the workshop.

Delving into your woodworking stories, similar ideas shone through; continuing a family love of woodworking, working closer to nature and detaching from a digital world, looking after your mental health, and a place to feel like part of a community. These qualities can make a workspace into a workshop.


We’ve shown ours, now it’s time to see yours!

We want to see your workspaces, from tea-trays to grand workshops! Post a photo of your workspace on Instagram or comment on our Facebook post and we’ll share them in our Community Focus gallery. Each week our favourite will feature on our stories.

Visit our Instagram!
It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3...

1. Choose your photo

2. Use #whatisaworkshop in your caption

3. Post & Tag @axminstertools

We can’t wait to see you on Instagram! You can find us @axminstertools

See our Facebook post!
Post in 2 steps!

1. Choose your photo

2. Comment on our Facebook post with your picture

First 5 photos posted to our Facebook post will receive a £5 Axminster Tools Gift Card!


We spent time with these four workshop heroes (and Axminster Tools customers) to share their workspace and what woodworking means to them


An amateur woodworker from Devon, Gary is starting on his woodworking journey following in his grandfather’s footsteps, while also giving him a space to switch off. Working out of his garage is the perfect spot for him to further his woodworking skills.


A woodturner from Eastbourne, Anna’s unique workshop is her dining room! Her favourite tool is the Scrollsaw, the first big tool she bought, which sits centre stage in her dining room workshop. She finds the space a lovely place to be in to step out of reality and become creative.


A professional carpenter from Essex, Richard’s joy of woodworking began in Canvey Island pottering in his Grandad's workshop. Currently working in Construction, his workshop has created many commercial projects, he is now looking to downsize to gain a better work/life balance, and to renew his passion of woodworking.


A former banker from the New Forest, Rebecca’s woodworking journey began in her dad's workshop, working on his lathe and bandsaw which now sits proudly in her garden workshop. She enjoys the peace and calm along with the achievement woodworking brings.


Meet the heroes from behind the scenes! We proudly produce all our video and photography content, and we loved going out and meeting our four customers to learn why they love woodwork as much as we do!


If hearing these workshop stories has sparked your interest, then discover the products from each of our workshop heroes that inspire them.

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