Lundy Garage Workbench October 12th, 2017 - 18:59:48
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.
If your at-home carpentry jobs have been taking place in the driveway or on the floor of your garage you can build you own garage workbench tailored to fit your personal needs and you dont need to spend a lot of money doing it. A garage workbench will spare you back and knees and if you decide to make it a bit more complex will have drawers and shelves in which you can keep the tools ad materials for your carpentry jobs.
Workbenches in their basic form consist of a worktop surface and support legs. Two saw horses with a sheet of plywood laid across them can be defined as a workbench. This design may be suitable for laying out drawings or holding a few tools however without additional support it will not provide much more in the way of functionality or utility. Basic workbench design should include additional support structures and a strong worktop surface that will increase the load capacity of the workbench. The design may include support stringers lower shelves drawers back and end stops risers or any number of additional specialty attachments.
A nice sturdy and functional workbench should never be underestimated when it comes to this need. And if you want much more out of it the bench can be used as a type of storage system. You can have some of your tools and equipments stored in the workbench while the garage is not in use. Just make it sure that you observe safety measures especially if kids are constantly around. Garage workbench design can be acquired either by building it with your own expertise or acquiring a kit that can be purchased from the stores. You can also try a bench that is prefabricated from a design made by a professional you can hire. Either way having a workbench will make it extremely useful and practical for you. It is one thing that any man should not have without. Everything about manly household chores comes in easy if a proper garage workbench design is built.