Garage Work Benches


Everyone can use more space, but it can be very hard to come by sometimes; adding a new set of workbenches to your garage will, not only add space, but also will help get and keep you more organized. This collection is designed to show you many of the possibilities available to you.

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Simple Rolled Steel Workbench Lower Shelf

Simple Rolled Steel Workbench Lower Shelf

If what you are searching for is simplicity, take a look at this minimalistic workbench with an additional lower shelf, which further extends the storage capacity of the piece. The frame of the workbench is constructed out of durable cold rolled steel sheet, which has a far superior strength that common cheap equivalents. The bench is also fitted with a thick top surface made out of solid wood, which can hold a lot of weight.

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Garage workbench plans

Workspaces such as garages require a perfect organization of space and tools. Garage work bench was created of pine bench , in el cheapo type. Accurate measuring compartments, space for all screwdrivers and tools, perfectly exposed. Great set of big DIY.

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Heavy Duty Adjustable Hardwood Butcher Block Workbench

Heavy Duty Adjustable Hardwood Butcher Block Workbench

Making for a perfect addition to a craft room or a garage, this workbench table has a hardwood top surface, which can just as well act as a butcher block in the kitchen. The hardwood top has as much as three thousand pounds of maximum distributed weight capacity, which is almost impossible to exceed. The workbench is also fitted with legs made out of stainless steel with a hammered granite finish, making it stable.

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DIY Easy To Build Workbench Kit

DIY Easy To Build Workbench Kit

An elaborate workbench kit which will turn your dull garage into a true workshop. This one is made be a DIY piece, which will provide with a project to entertain yourself and have some fun with building the workbench. All you need is straight cut wood at a ninety-degree angle, and everything else is provided inside of the package. You can even get your kid to help you, which is sure to be a lot of fun for him.

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Building workbench in garage

After I do the pallet coffee table, and before the move... I'm going to have to get some pallets and build this table in the spring for the craft room in this house I have my eye on...

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Chrome Plated Stainless Steel Workbench And Shelf

Chrome Plated Stainless Steel Workbench And Shelf

This minimalistic workbench is a great choice of furniture if you’re searching for something minimalistic. The workbench is a perfect fit in garages and similar, where they provide extra storage space and a handy spot for all of the handiwork. However, it will also look good in a spacious kitchen, where it can act as either a kitchen island, providing some additional space for preparing food, or as a sturdy butcher’s block.

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Round Edges Stainless Steel Top Workbench

Round Edges Stainless Steel Top Workbench

Combining strong and sturdy materials with an exceptionally low price, this workbench is a great choice if you are on a tight budget but do not want to make any compromises when it comes to the quality. This one is made out of stainless steel and comes in a few different sizes, making you able to easily choose the one which fits you best depending on how compact the room of your choice is.

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Universal Galvanized Stainless Steel Workbench

Universal Galvanized Stainless Steel Workbench

Being a fairly universal piece of furniture, this steel-top workbench table is a great addition to either a garage, where it provides a handy spot for handcrafts and engineering work, as well as a kitchen, where it can serve as a stylish side table for preparing food. The workbench is made out of galvanized steel, which makes it tough and sturdy, and the chrome-plated shelf underneath gives it a little bit of additional space.

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Garage Work Benches

Buying Guide

Garage work benches are perfect work surfaces suited for people who are building from basements or garages. A garage work bench includes a stable and sturdy surface for repair or hobby projects, a shop light, a pegboard for storage, and a recessed shelving which allows for seating.

A garage work bench is a fundamental, yet important tool in any traditional woodworking workshop. It is difficult to create furniture by hand, especially when you lack a sturdy work bench to build on. Before you purchase a new garage work bench, there are a few considerations you have to take into account first to select a good product like the following:

A work bench top that's 3 or 4 inches thick can provide you mass, which will ensure the entire bench is sturdy. There are also special work benches that offer sturdiness through their designs like mortise and tenons, and splayed legs. They are the ones that let you have a workspace that doesn't have a massive slab top.

There's no other way to go about it; your garage work bench must be able to deliver stability and sturdiness. Sawing and hand planing on cheap, flimsy workbenches can easily become frustrating, not to mention dangerous, as they'll be moving and shaking across the room. A sturdy garage work bench should have a solid construction and good joinery.

Vises are used in clamping your work to the work bench so you'll be able to saw, plane, or shape the piece in a number of ways. You'll need at least two wooden vises or metal ones with wood in order to protect your piece. Traditional vises fit into two categories, namely Face Vises and Tail Vises. Tail Vises are attached to a workbench's end part, while Face Vises point toward you, the furniture maker. Choosing between vises will depend on your preferences. Try out both types of vises so you'll be able to identify which helps you most.

The dimensions of your traditional garage work bench will depend on your preference. Typically, a top that's more than 24 inches is rather too wide as it makes reaching across difficult. What you'd love is having a long garage work bench of about 8 feet in length. It will enable you to work on a long piece, but 6 ft long benches should work fine as well. Regardless of the length and width you choose, just make sure that you have enough room in your garage to accommodate the bench.

Bonus tip: Cheaper commercial garage work benches have worktops that overhang the legs. We don't recommend such units as they'll quickly frustrate you as you're rid of the capability to clamp a door or longboard in a left vise. You'll also find that you can't clamp the piece's other end against the legs. Make sure you only choose the unit that has a flush leg design, and you'll be able to have more flexibility in terms of usage.

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Functional Powder Coated Steel Top Workbench

Functional Powder Coated Steel Top Workbench

With its universal design and a lot of functionality, this workbench table is sure to be a great fit in any garage workshop or a craft room, where you require a lot of room and a surface that will not damage and scratch easily. This one is made out of durable, cold rolled steel, and has an additional hutch with an assortment of hooks and holes for storing tools, which further extends the storage capacity of the workbench.

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Bring some functionality and practical solutions to your garage, basement, or workshop, by using this fine workbench. Crafted of quality materials and reinforced with metal hardware, the bench is going to serve you well for a very long time.

Diy garage workbench plans finished the garage work

Diy Garage Workbench Plans Finished: the garage work

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Bring functionality to your workshop, garage or basement; with this natural-looking work bench. Crafted of sturdy wood, the bench comes with a well-designed top that allows you to attach your saw to it, 1 open shelf on the bottom, and rolling caster wheels.

Useful garage workbench for a little work in your garage

Useful Garage Workbench for a Little Work in Your Garage : Marvelous ...

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If you need some fresh ideas to build something interesting, we suggest the simple workbench with plywood construction. It help you to make a smooth and sturdy surface. Excellent product for garage or basement.

Garage work bench ideas

Perfectly functional, outdoor saw bench. It’s on wheels which allow for convenient use. The wheels can be blocked when you decide on the place where you want the bench to be localised. A lot of underdeck storage.

Custom built garage shelf and work bench dog optional extra

Custom built garage shelf and work bench. Dog optional extra.

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Original, home-made tool suitable for wall mounting. Its metal construction plays not only decorative role, but it is also resistant to different forms of wear and damage. Simple colors match any decor.

Wall mount work bench

Nicely built work bench with a single drawer. For added strength, it's affixed to a wall. Solid wood construction looks good and provides needed sturdiness for sure. It's left unfinished but personally I don't mind.

After 11 hours of work including the trip to home

After 11 hours of work (including the trip to Home Depot to buy the lumber), this is what I've upgraded to. No more using the kids' toys in the garage as temporary sawhorses! I can use the table saw, planer, and router in place, and I'll be mounting a dr

Saw benches

This ultimate workbench makes a great addition to any workshop. If you find yourself a craftsman or at least have a soul of a handyman, then this one may appeal to you. It has a table saw and outfeed, a chop saw well, a router table and a storage space.

Workbenches for garages

Retractable wheels: Hydraulic jack pushes crosspiece down/table up compressing the springs between crosspieces at wheel locations

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