Halette Garage Workbench October 12th, 2017 - 19:30:32
Worktop surfaces come in many material and designs. Depending on the intended use one material may be more suitable than another. Common materials are steel wood solid plastic plastic laminate and others. Steel worktops are typical for heavy duty use. They will not become oil soaked or crack and are extremely tough. Mechanics and small engine repair shops favor this material as well as welders who might damage other work top surfaces. Disadvantages are scratching or denting if they are hit sufficiently hard. Wood tops can be made of solid hardwood like maple or made of plywood MDF or other manufactured wood material. Hardwood worktops resist damage by sharp tools and hard blows and is ideal for tool and die work electrical wiring fabric cutting and is favored by woodworkers.
These are just some garage workbench ideas that you should take in consideration if you are in the process of choosing one. Just keep in mind that you are getting this furniture because you needed something to help you out when working you have a limited space and you need something that last. If you will focus on these things when deciding you can be assured that what you will get is something that is very useful and is worth your investment.
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.
Depending on the type of work you do you may need to move oversized or heavy items from your vehicle to the workspace often enough to consider location during the planning process. Availability of electrical power is also a consideration during the planning phase for a workbench although its usually a cinch for an electrician to tap some power to any location in the garage for the cost of a service call. With your workbench design ready to satisfy the above three requirements to one degree or another its time to start work. Gather together all the supplies tools needed - nuts and bolts nails screws etc. If varnish or painting the workbench is part of your plans youll need those supplies too.