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4 Essentials for Your Garage Workshop

Sep 15, 2021
Garages have become the not-so-secret DIY spot for your special projects and hobbies. This is the space where you can pursue your passion projects and spend time to create masterpieces and repurpose furniture lying around the house--or just anything that you can possibly think of. You actually don’t need a large area to fit your workspace, nor a garage-workshop-space only. Even if you have to share the space with a parked vehicle, stored seasonal items, just by dedicating a corner will suffice. You only need to create a space that is systematic and comfortable at the same time.
The workspace
A workshop space must be--first and foremost--clean. Any space that is full of clutter and dirt is not conducive for any activity. Thus, you need to remove items that claim space that you do not need. Discard them. Clear an open path to have more moving space and to avoid tripping. Also, check your electrical adapters and outlets. Make sure that there is a sufficient number of outlets and that they are working. If there are open wires, fix them to avoid accidents. As most garages lack insulation, consider installing a cooling and heating system. So come extreme heat in the summer or daylight or extreme cold in the winter or at night, the temperature in the garage will still be comfortable for you to work on. Ventilation should also be thoroughly checked especially if you will be working with paint, chemicals, or other toxic particles. You can consider installing a system that can eliminate dust and dirt in the air. A good investment for the garage workshop is a durable workbench. Buy the Fleximounts Durable Workbench with Built-in Drawer WB201. The workbench is designed with high-quality craftsmanship. Its work surface is made from rubberwood measuring 1-in thick and sealed with varnish to protect against chips and scratches. The weight capacity it can hold is up to 3,000 lbs. The built-in storage drawer embedded in the worktop provides seamlessly integrated storage space for your workshop supplies. The modern design blends in perfectly with the rest of the structure while keeping your belongings out of sight and neatly put away. Even if you are working on uneven floors, the adjustable feet make it easy to level the workbench as needed. Moreover, you can use this workbench for multiple applications. You can set this up in your home, garage, warehouse, mailroom, basement, workshop, or office. The Fleximounts Customizable Workbench Shelving Frame WB107 is also a good option. Its heavy-duty construction holds twice more than traditional workbenches and offers dependable load-bearing performance, which can hold up to 1,000 lbs per shelf. The iron-made workbench legs can last for years and are made of top-quality stainless steel screws. What’s more is that you can choose and customize the shape, color, and size to suit your ideal specifications of up to 8 ft long and up to 4 ft wide. The customizable workbench can also be used in multiple ways such as assembling tables, potting benches, or even study desks or work from home desks.
The storage
What is a workshop space without the tools? This will get you thinking, where should you place your tools and supplies? Sure, you already got built-in drawers in your workbench but this isn’t still enough. A clean and organized storage should be on top of the list of your priorities when building a workshop space. You do not want your tools to get rusty or dusty, or damaged just because there is no available storage for them. Consider buying durable tool chests and big, sturdy boxes where you can fit all kinds of tools. The key here is to also identify, sort, and label like items. This way, not only is it faster to rummage through your things inside the garage but also gives protection to your tools, especially if there are liquids in your arsenal. You may categorize your tools according to use and function like basic workshop tools, specialized power tools, safety products, maintenance materials, etc. A good rack to store these items would be the Fleximounts Free 2’x4’ Garage Shelving Heavy Duty GS24. The three-tier heavy-duty storage shelf has large storage, a stable structure, and a 4,650-lb weight capacity. It features an adjustable height for each layer. You can freely adjust according to your needs to place items of different heights. The heavy-duty steel construction with powder-coated finish enhances stability, durability, and corrosion resistance, and is easy to clean. The shelf has protective plastic foot pads to prevent the bottom of the rack from rusting and at the same time to protect the floors from abrasion. Additionally, the shelf is not limited to garage use only, but can also be utilized in different setups in the home and warehouse. Meanwhile, an overhead garage storage rack is the most practical choice to free up floor space that you can otherwise use in your workshop activities. And the Fleximounts 4’x4’ Overhead Garage Storage Rack GL44B is a good choice for that This ceiling storage lift can be raised and lowered by crank or power drill, which can let you access with ease all the materials that are stored high above the garage floor without using a ladder. Having this mechanism allows you to protect yourself from potential accidents brought about by climbing a ladder or heavy lifting. You need not worry about the storage lift loosening when not in use because it has a specially designed safety lock that prevents any movement. And it is so simple to use. Just use the winding pole to pull out the safety lock on the gearbox, then push back in to lock after use. Also, its construction is built to last with heavy gauge steel, premium hardware, and top quality parts, and can carry up to 300lbs. Moreover, it is compatible with different ceiling joists of both wood and concrete ceilings and has adjustable length steel cable which allows it to be installed on angled ceilings.