With garages becoming increasingly versatile from their days of just storing your vehicles, garage workbenches have been on the minds of more and more homeowners. Deciding to add a workbench to your garage is the first step. The next step is how do you want to go about it.
The Makings of a Classic: What Makes a Bench Great?
Workbenches come in a plethora of setups to suit the needs of the customer: you. It’s your workbench and, therefore, needs to be constructed to serve its purpose for you.
Ultimately, what makes a bench great is that it incorporates basic elements that you would utilize the most.
Think about how you see yourself using your workbench the most to help guide you.
Once you know what you need from your garage workbench, it’s time to decide what method of obtaining said bench is best for you: build it, or buy it?
Build-A-Bench: What Goes into It?
Building a bench requires 2 things: the basic tools required to construct your desired bench and some time.
General basic tools required for assembly are saws, tape measure, ruler or leveler, drill, and your standard proper safety equipment (goggles, etc.). Safety first, garage owners!
Put your carpenter hat on, because you will definitely
be using a saw when building your own workbench.
The Family Handyman has a DIY garage workbench that’s vouched for by Bob Vila(famed home improvement expert), and will run you approximately $50 for around 2 hours of labor.
Buy-A-Bench: How Much Does It Cost?
Not the handy type? No worries, you can always buy a garage bench that is perfect for you. Buying a bench will cost you more than building on your own, but you can rest assured it is constructed properly. Plus, you will have much more variety to choose from in the aspects of color, style, size, and material. Not to mention the time you will save, especially if building structures from scratch is not your forte.
Next time you’re out shopping for your usual home improvement
purchases, make sure to check out some of the garage workbenches
in stock to get an idea for what you like.
A range of workbench needs produces a range of workbench types and subsequently workbench pricing. You could look to the big box stores to buy one, but why? We offer a wide range of benches in varying dimensions. Order now and get 40% off!