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The Shop is the brainchild of a group of friends passionate about making new things. When these individuals set up about their own independent projects, they realized how money intensive each idea was. Coming together through their passion of building and creating, they thus decided to start a venture, which would not only help them build, but enable others to create new things as well, without the hassle of buying, owning and maintaining tools.

The place of their dreams, ‘The Shop’ was thus conceptualized and created. Tools were slowly added, and passionate makers like themselves, slowly started availing these services. Today ‘The Shop’ is one of its kind in San Francisco. People can rent space, get the tools they require, and build things easily. With the aspects of great tools and technologies taken care of, the makers can focus on their areas of interest, minus the stress.

Today ‘The Shop’ has expanded its services to San Jose as well, and it continues to thrive there too. With future plans of expanding the space on offer, increasing the tools and enabling more projects to happen, ‘The Shop’ is all about you.

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Why choose us?

There are many reasons to choose the shop for your projects. We list the top reasons why people in the neighborhood choose to opt for us.

Good Space

No more working in cluttered spaces, where it’s difficult to maneuver and keep your tools and materials. Here, you have access to good amount of workshop space. Also, the materials and tools you need are easily available, so you can focus on your project, while we take care of the rest.

Easy membership

The best part about The Shop is that we’re affordable. Our easy to pay rates and range of membership options make it easy for you to choose. Additionally, all plans are family membership, which means that partners and children (aged over 21) can use the space. With many plans you can select what works for you depending upon the size, scale and time frame of your project.


If you are new to using this equipment, then we are here to help. You can always enroll in our ongoing classes and get versed with using the tools at the shop. We also conduct workshops and new product demos on a regular basis.

Maintenance free

The hassles of owning your tools are many, and one of them is maintenance. No one wants to deal with the headache of getting tools repaired. At the shop, our team takes care of all these hassles, so that every time you decide to work, the tools are accessible and in working condition.

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