Set up workbench according to function and taste

In order to buy or construct the ideal workbench for your own purposes, a list of the work to be expected helps. When setting up the workbench, complete or partial equipment can be implemented. Depending on the space available and personal taste, the fully equipped workbench can be turned into a workshop.

Over two cubic meters of storage space

Before building your own workbench out of wood or metal, it is helpful to list the types of work and materials that are usually involved. Electric hobbyists have different demands than model makers, carvers or building owners who intend to make repairs.

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A workbench usually has a dimension of about one by two meters with a height of about one meter. This leads to a storage space of around two cubic meters under the worktop. A shelf or other structure similar to a Vertigo can also be implemented on the rear side of the worktop, providing up to another half a cubic meter of storage space.

Possible work to be done

In order to optimize the execution and setup of the workbench, all expected work should be considered:

  • Hammering and nailing
  • Screws
  • Saws
  • Joining (gluing, screwing, clamping, nailing and riveting)
  • Dyeing and protecting (paint, varnish, glaze and sealing)
  • Smoothing (planing and grinding)
  • Bending and deforming
  • Dry fixed (spreads, adhesives and glue)

Possible equipment features

Before determining how the equipment will be carried out, a second list of options that will be implemented on the workbench is used:

  • Ready-to-hand hanging and holding and storage of tools and accessories
  • Fastening devices (anvil, vice, clamping jaws, drill stand)
  • Power connection (drilling machine (€ 48.00 at Amazon *), grinding machine, saw)
  • Perforated board as a back wall with suspension options
  • Build drawers

Condition and cleanability

A workbench not only has to be stable and offer sufficient mounting options. Liquid soiling occurs again and again during the various jobs. Paints, adhesives, solvents, acids and lubricants drip and leak. Therefore, the surface of the worktop should be made as smooth and insensitive as possible.

Tips & Tricks Good lighting is essential for your work at the workbench. Swivel lights that can be moved freely on spring or telescopic arms are very helpful. An illuminated magnifying glass is a good service for precision mechanical tasks.