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You Don't Need An Industrial Workbench

Sep 16, 2008
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Every women's dream is to have a nice home and every man's dream is to have a nice garage. One of the first things men want and need in their garage is a bench. A garage workbench will allow him do projects efficiently and easily. You can make your own bench or buy a pre-made workbench. It doesn't have to be large like an industrial workbench, just something big enough to get the jobs done that need to be done.

Workbenches are good for doing household projects, woodworking or crafts. They're available in a variety of styles and sizes. Most benches are available in home improvement stores. If you think you can tackle building your own garage workbench, there are plans is books and the internet. In most cases, they can show you how to build the perfect bench to suit all your needs.

One style of workbench is one made of heavy-duty materials. You need a heavy-duty bench to withstand regular use. Most of these have a hardwood top and metal legs. You can also get one with a steel top. These have the appearance of a regular table.

Cabinet style benches are more popular because they have drawers or cabinets underneath the tabletop. These are great for storing items and taking advantage of otherwise wasted space. Another great idea is to have a pegboard on the back to hang tools. When you're working on a project, it's so much easier to be able to easily find and see your tools than to have to rummage through drawers.

If you use power tools often, you may want to have a power strip bench. You will see these on industrial workbenches. These come with up to nine electrical outlets along with a heavy-duty power cord. They usually come with a surge protector to prevent overload. If you are building your own workbench, you can put his on yourself or hire an electrician to put the strip directly on the bench.

The choice is yours whether you want to buy a workbench or build your own. The advantage to building your own is saving money and being able customize it to fill your needs. Building supply stores often sell kits for workbenches, which have excellent step-by-step directions. All the pieces you need in your kit are precut saving you the trouble of having to cut the pieces.

If you're building your own workbench, always choose good quality wood so your workbench withstands heavy use for many years. Oak or hardwood are both excellent choices. Be sure to put several coats of polyurethane on the top to protect the finish.

Decide what kind of bench you want and search for directions or get your ideas from books or the internet. Then you're all set to start your DIY project.
About the Author
Vince Paxton pens predominantly for http://www.insidewoodworking.com , a web page on the topic of garage workbenches and industrial garage storage. His articles on workbench for the garage are found on his website .
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