If you want to have a woodworking shop in your home, you aren't regulated to using your garage if you have a walk-out basement. However, there are a few important things to consider before transforming a basement into a woodworking shop. Here are a few things to consider. 1. Noise The most obvious thing to consider is the amount of noise your woodworking equipment will produce. Surely your family doesn't want to hear the grinding and squealing noises coming from the shop, especially if you plan on spending time working in the evenings.