Lundy Garage Workbench October 13th, 2017 - 19:21:20
Having your own work area in the garage is a very important need for a woodworker or DIY expert especially if you take on several projects. There is a need for a solid woodworking table where you can place your crafts and the items that you are repairing. Some garage workbenches are more expensive than others but it doesnt mean the more expensive a workbench is the sturdier it is. Cost doesnt equate to quality and you need to make sure you are getting the best value for your money. You can even look for workbenches used by previous owners. These perhaps are more durable than some new ones since they have already been broken in and tested by the previous owner assuring you that it will withstand pressure and heavy use once you start on your projects.
If your house and garage are attached your choice in placement may be limited. Putting the garage workbench against a shared wall is a good idea for ease of electrical outlet installation. It will also be the area to give you the most warmth during cold months. Some insulation for sound should be considered so the folks in the house are not bothered by the noise. If your garage stands alone you may find it easier to select an area. Ideally place your garage workbench along a bare wall in order to have plenty of room for cabinets and shelves on one or both sides of the workbench. By positioning your workbench on the opposite wall of a window you will be provided with the most natural light.
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.
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.