What could possibly make you feel more MANLY than having a workbench, either in an unfinished basement, garden shed or garage? It can be a place to get away for a minute to work on a project or fix something, and also a place to keep your tools organized.
Below is a picture of a workbench I built for a neighbor in his garage. I framed it with 2×4’s covered with a piece of 3/4″ OSB, supported by 4×4 posts. For storage, I also installed some simple particle board shelves above using metal shelf brackets from Home Depot.
He organized his tools on the back wall and installed a piece of laminate countertop and a vice. He added a power strip and some work lights as well. (Good lighting is nice to have in any type of work space). And I thought it was convenient that they have a fridge just to the right in case he needs a snack or gets thirsty while working on something. :)
Can any of you guess what his first project was?
Yep, a sleek green pinewood derby car (he’s got it hanging from a string on the left to dry the paint).