Alacoque Garage Workbench October 12th, 2017 - 20:19:47
The garage is one of the most used rooms particularly by the men out there. Surely you are one of these people and you love working your carpentry tasks inside this functional room. If you do then you got to have a nice garage workbench design. It is the most ideal thing that you can have for you to conveniently and easily have those jobs done properly. A workbench is a must-have especially if you are trying to have each job done in less than the usual time it takes you to finish.
Building your own workbench gives good practice when handling more complicated projects. Since a workbench is not a decorative piece of furniture finish and perfection are not required. Another advantage to building your own is that standard pre-fabricated workbenches available for purchase are mass produced in sizes that might not fit the space you have available. By building your own garage workbench you can decide on the particular specifications for every aspect of the bench. Every feature has a purpose and no space is wasted. If youre building from scratch or using someone elses blueprints modified or not youve got a sturdy piece of garage equipment that will easily surpass the quality of any mass produced once size fits all workbench for purchase.
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.
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.