Alacoque Garage Workbench October 12th, 2017 - 19:32:14
Selecting the right top for your garage or basement workbench starts by knowing how you want to use it and the type of work you will do. In addition knowing how you will be using the workbench will help you determine the type of storage that is required. For automotive and related uses consider a laminate top or stainless steel for ease of maintenance durability and overall appearance. If you are a do it your self kind of person who likes to do home repairs and refinish furniture? A workbench with a maple butcher-block top even 16-gauge steel will provide very low maintenance and have extremely smooth non-sticking surfaces. What you decide should be unique to you and reflect how you will use the workbench.
If you are someone who does a lot of large project carpentry or works on your cars parts at your garage workbench you might be better served with a heavier industrial garage workbench made of heavier steel and with a steel bench top. These workbenches are also available with storage drawers. Any garage workbench you build or by should be large enough and sturdy enough to support the weight of a vise. Youll be using your garage workbench as the cornerstone of your workshop so make sure that it is as durable a workbench as you can afford. And whatever you do dont be concerned about you garage workbench getting banged up. Dents scrapes and scratches are all in a good days work when it comes to hour latest DYI project.
Every work area needs a pegboard that will accommodate a variety of things from tools and cords to tapes and work aprons. Be sure to install your garage workbench against a wall that leaves you enough room for a good-sized pegboard. If necessary supplement with additional boards elsewhere in the garage. Some workbenches are available with a built-in pegboard often located along the back of the bench.
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.