Emmeline Garage Workbench October 12th, 2017 - 20:13:07
Do you have more tools than your local building store? A work bench should have a large enough tabletop to hold various saws sanders and other power tools for easy access. Installing wall cabinets and shelves either above or beside the workbench will greatly alleviate your organization task. Check out the myriad of options available from open wooden shelving to stainless steel cabinets especially designed for garage wear and tear. They should give you ample space to store tools manage all the hardware that comes with home improvement and tuck away any work in progress. Some garage workbench designs actually incorporate a built-in cabinet system which is very practical when attached to the garage wall. If you find the surface area of your workbench insufficient consider setting up a supplementary table top elsewhere in the garage.
Youll also find that a pre-made garage workbench in the market might not fit the space you have available in your garage in which case its best that you make your own. There are a lot of available materials that you can use for making your own personal workbench and the good thing about it is that you can easily customize it to fit your needs. For instance adding storage compartments on the sides to help you organize your tools.
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.
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.