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Alexandrin Garage Workbench October 11th, 2017 - 20:12:56
If youre a handyman you need a workbench in the garage. A real handyman can build one if room is available and the workbench is the essential first step before true creativeness of an inventor or handyman can be let loose. Prior to beginning building of the workbench accurate measurements of the space available are needed. This ensures the design will fit the available space and still leave room for any cars or other items to be parked in the garage along side the workbench.
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.
The drawback is once damaged it may be expensive to replace. Manufactured work surfaces like MDF or particleboard is the preferred surface for industry. They are warp and splinter proof and are highly resistant to oil and moisture. They are also less expensive than hardwood and can be easily replaced if damaged. Plastic worktops provide strength chemical resistance and are non-conductive. Plastic is great for electronics assembly circuit board repair or any application that may be prone to spills. However plastic may be too slippery for woodworking and favor applications like ceramics work pottery or anything that requires moisture or chemical resistance.
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.