Lundy. Garage Workbench. October 11th , 2017.
If your house and garage are attached, your choice in placement may be limited. Putting the garage workbench against a shared wall is a good idea for ease of electrical outlet installation. It will also be the area to give you the most warmth during cold months. Some insulation for sound should be considered so the folks in the house are not bothered by the noise. If your garage stands alone, you may find it easier to select an area. Ideally, place your garage workbench along a bare wall in order to have plenty of room for cabinets and shelves on one or both sides of the workbench. By positioning your workbench on the opposite wall of a window, you will be provided with the most natural light.
They do this by connecting the legs together below the worktop and forming a rigid structure that helps support itself. Without additional support the workbench legs would easily fold under and collapse when weight is applied. The design may favor stringers alone if the workbench is intended to be used while sitting, allowing for the persons legs to extend under the worktop. Lower shelves may also be incorporated into the design for storage below the worktop surface, and may be partial or full sized shelves depending on its use. Though load carrying capacities are frequently not listed on workbenches, a general rule of thumb is to use a thicker gauge steel support structure for heavier duty workbench applications.
Whether you choose hardwood or sheet metal, you are sure to find several ways to make your workbench more functional. To have more space in your workbench, consider installing drawers and compartments into the overall design of your project. This will not only leave you with an opportunity to have a bigger working area, but will also give you access to your tools should you need any of them. One of the most important factors to consider before installing a workbench in your garage is its accessibility to a power outlet. This is because you are sure to need electrical tools that can help make working on your projects easier and faster. Before building your own or buying a pre-made workbench, make sure the space you plan on installing it in has easy access to a good power source.
Having your own work area in the garage is a very important need for a woodworker or DIY expert, especially if you take on several projects. There is a need for a solid woodworking table where you can place your crafts and the items that you are repairing. Some garage workbenches are more expensive than others, but it doesnt mean the more expensive a workbench is, the sturdier it is. Cost doesnt equate to quality, and you need to make sure you are getting the best value for your money. You can even look for workbenches used by previous owners. These perhaps are more durable than some new ones since they have already been broken in and tested by the previous owner, assuring you that it will withstand pressure and heavy use once you start on your projects.
These are just some garage workbench ideas that you should take in consideration if you are in the process of choosing one. Just keep in mind that you are getting this furniture because you needed something to help you out when working, you have a limited space and you need something that last. If you will focus on these things when deciding, you can be assured that what you will get is something that is very useful and is worth your investment.
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