Having a workbench in your garage is ideal. You can use the workbench when you are working on arts and crafts and other activities. The workbench can also hold all the tools that you need when you are doing all your work.
Typical workbenches can take up a large space in your garage. What you can do is to create a workbench that is attached to the wall of your garage so that you won’t have to make legs for the bench to stand on. By having this type of workbench, you can still use the space underneath it to store other items. This is a space-saving workbench that is very advantageous.
Follow the steps below so that you can come up with a floating workbench that you can use in your garage.
- Materials. The materials that you will need for this project are wall studs, plywood, paint, saw, spirit level, measuring tape, pencil, drill, screwdriver, wood glue and shelf supporters. You may already have some of these items in your own garage. If not, you can purchase them from any local hardware store. The number of shelf supporters and wall studs depends on how long you want your workbench to be.
- Find space. The fist thing that you have to do is to find space for your workbench. Make sure that you still have space even if your car is already parked inside the garage. This workbench will be installed against a wall so you have to pick an area where there is a wall.
- Install the wall studs. Install the wall studs according to the instructions that come with it. To make sure that the installation of the wall studs are aligned, you can use the spirit level and the pencil to mark where they will be installed.
- Install shelf supporters. Once the wall studs are in place, you can now install the shelf supporters. Install them where the wall studs are. These shelf supporters are used to ensure that the workbench won’t give in when there is too much weight on it. These are additional supports that will ensure the quality of your workbench. Screw the shelf supporters in place and make sure that you install them not only at the end of the bench, but also in between.
- Install the plywood. This is the last step on making your workbench. Once all the shelf supporters are installed, it is time to install the plywood on top of them. This will serve as the surface for your workbench. If you want, you can paint the wood before you install it. Just place the wood on top of the shelf supporters. You can use wood glue on the ends of the plywood that will be against the wall so that it can be secure. Wait for the wood glue to dry before using the workbench.
These are the steps on how you can make your very own floating workbench. Now you can have a workplace where you can store all your tools and work in peace. Use the additional space underneath the bench to organize all your equipment.