Workbench Design Ideas
Could there be a more perfect human cave cabinet than the WORKBENCH garage? It’s a bit ironic, isn’t it? Your first workbench project is to build your own workbench. If you get it right, you have the perfect place to create your next BIG invention. Planning is essential to successful construction. Tooling and woodworking skills are important, but regardless of your skill level, you always need a good plan now. You can buy countertops or design your own. Check out the plan links at the bottom of this article. Even if you do decide to design your own, you are sure to get great ideas from the plans you buy cheaply. You can always customize someone else’s design to suit your needs. A good starting point for planning your workbench is to measure the dimensions of your garage. Get an idea of how much workspace you will have in one available space in the garage. Every workbench you create must
Workbench Design Ideas
meet these minimum criteria. 1. Access to electrical outlets. Extension cords to power a workbench are not a good idea and can violate local regulations. In the event of a fire, you could find yourself without insurance. 2. Do not overfill the floor area. You will need a lot of space for the hot rod you want to build – or your wife’s Volvo. 3. Consider the clearance from the garage door if you plan to move materials directly from your truck to the work area. For DIY workbench designers, consider erecting them permanently over the studs in your garage walls. This type of bench is permanent for any intensive use but can be easily disassembled if necessary. It offers a much more stable work area than the types available in hardware stores and can be adapted as desired. Once you have a good idea of the size and location of your workbench, it is time to consider storage space for the tools, supplies,
and raw materials that you work with most often. You can build shelves under the workbench to provide plenty of storage space for hobby items or other storage referred to in the garage. Cabinets or shelves above the workbench provide additional storage space, or you can always use pegboards to organize tools for hanging storage space. Once the location and storage options have been determined, it is time to calculate all the supplies and tools you will need to build your new workshop. Try not to forget anything. Calculate exactly how many screws or nails you will need to make sure you buy enough, the first time. You can have a good idea of the cost of your project by projecting these exact requirements. You can save a lot of money by purchasing these fasteners in bulk. If you still have some, it is one less trip to the hardware store when you need nails. Once those line items are done, you
can be. It doesn’t matter whether you want to buy plans for a workbench or choose your own design. Follow these helpful tips and create the last workshop you need.
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