Calantha. Garage Workbench. October 12th , 2017.
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.
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.
A workbench should be higher than a desk, as you must be able to stand and work comfortably, with your arms bent at the right angle. Some experts suggest that the table tops height should be at the level of your navel or at the crease of your wrist. Others find it more comfortable and usable at a higher level. If you want extra work room and support, consider the height of your table saw and place both together as a unit. You can set up a prototype bench by placing a sheet of plywood on some blocks in order to determine which height works best for you.
If you want something a little fancier, and dont have the time required to put together a garage workbench with shelving or drawers, you can by a light industrial garage work bench for less than $100. An industrial garage workbench is usually constructed with a steel frame and laminated wood bench top. Different models of this type of garage workbench will have drawers or cabinets, or even a pegboard back on which you can hang your tools.
Every work area needs a pegboard that will accommodate a variety of things, from tools and cords to tapes and work aprons. Be sure to install your garage workbench against a wall that leaves you enough room for a good-sized pegboard. If necessary, supplement with additional boards elsewhere in the garage. Some workbenches are available with a built-in pegboard, often located along the back of the bench.
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