Garage Workbench Ideas
Back when they were first thought of, garages were nothing more than a place to park your car to keep it out of the weather or to keep it off the street. However, garages are now much more than that. Instead, they are often used as workshops and storage areas, display areas and craft rooms. Now that they exist not only for cars, you might find yourself wondering how to make more space for your various projects.
One of the best ways to create more both space working environment that is efficient and clutter-free is to make use of a garage workbench. There are so many cool garage workbench ideas that the only thing that will limit you is how you envision your space.
Work Table Benches – One of the most simple garage workbench ideas is to build a table for your garage. As long as you have a top on which to work and a shelf underneath to store unused items or tools, this fits the criteria for a workbench and also has the benefit of being a project even the most novice builder can attempt. You can use new or repurposed wood, scrap metal and even pallets to create the kind of garage workbench you want.
Folding Garage Workbenches – Another option for a DIY garage workbench is to make a folding workbench. This is a great option if you are short on space as you can simply fold it up when it is not in use. Additionally, you can also easily add rollers or wheels to it to make it a portable workbench! This type of project can be easily made in a day if you have the right tools and a minimal amount of handyman experience.
Garage Workbench and Toolbox Combo – Another clever idea for making a useful garage workbench is to combine it with tool storage. Using an existing rolling toolbox like those found at Sears, you can add a solid wooden top to create an additional workspace. You can also permanently affix tools you use often (depending on your hobby) to the top of the workbench. For example, you may choose to mount a vise on one side and include a pegboard on the top for handy tool storage.
Built-In Garage Workbench – If you plan on spending a lot of time in the garage working on various projects, you may really want to consider crafting a built-in workbench that goes along one entire wall of your garage. You can easily attach the bench to the wall studs to make a sturdy, immoveable workbench. Once you have the basic bench built and attached, you can add shelving above or below, and choose a surface that will work best for your needs.
As you can see, there are many different types of garage workbenches that are simple enough for the most basic handyman. All you need is the right tools and materials and some guidance from the many plans available. You can easily have a functioning garage workbench in a matter of days!