Babette Garage Workbench October 12th, 2017 - 18:12:45
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 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.
Building your own workbench gives good practice when handling more complicated projects. Since a workbench is not a decorative piece of furniture finish and perfection are not required. Another advantage to building your own is that standard pre-fabricated workbenches available for purchase are mass produced in sizes that might not fit the space you have available. By building your own garage workbench you can decide on the particular specifications for every aspect of the bench. Every feature has a purpose and no space is wasted. If youre building from scratch or using someone elses blueprints modified or not youve got a sturdy piece of garage equipment that will easily surpass the quality of any mass produced once size fits all workbench for purchase.
Whether you are buying or building it industry garage workbench designs will make it easy for you to accomplish manly tasks. Even wives and ladies can find this structure a lot helpful with some of the household chores such as gardening taking care of the indoor plants and a lot others. If your garage is used as a workshop room dont forget this structure as a must-have. You will find all tasks a lot easier to finish by having the right garage workbench design.