Garage Workbench. Thursday , October 12th , 2017 - 18:13:20 PM
A common material for pre-manufactured workbench legs and supports is steel sheet. As we discussed in our previous article "A Handy Guide on Shelving Systems for the Home Garage and Workplace", the thickness of sheet metal is called its gauge and the lower its gauge number is, the thicker the steel is. Steel sheet ranges from about 30 gauge to 8 gauge, with thinner 30+ gauge material called foil and thicker 8 gauge or less material called plate. Typical workbench supports range from around 12 to 16 gauge. Stringers and lower shelves add stability and strength to the legs and allow for heavier loads to be applied.
In addition to the main pieces of a workbench there are many add-ons that are used to increase utility. Back and End stops might be installed to prevent things from rolling off onto the floor. Drawers, shelves and risers can be added for increased storage. Electrical power strips and outlet cutouts can be incorporated into the design as well to run tools, grinders, drill presses, etc. Vises and clamps can also be added to help secure whatever you are working on. The best place to start when choosing a design is to define the intended use. Once that is established the support structure, worktop, add-ons and size can be more easily selected. There are literally thousands of available workbench designs and configurations, many of which will suit your needs and budget. When in doubt contact your supplier for assistance selecting an appropriate design.
A nice, sturdy, and functional workbench should never be underestimated when it comes to this need. And if you want much more out of it, the bench can be used as a type of storage system. You can have some of your tools and equipments stored in the workbench while the garage is not in use. Just make it sure that you observe safety measures especially if kids are constantly around. Garage workbench design can be acquired either by building it with your own expertise, or acquiring a kit that can be purchased from the stores. You can also try a bench that is prefabricated from a design made by a professional you can hire. Either way, having a workbench will make it extremely useful and practical for you. It is one thing that any man should not have without. Everything about manly household chores comes in easy if a proper garage workbench design is built.
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