Workbench hacks: How to get the most from your workbench

Whatever your trade or hobby, from carpenters to DIY enthusiasts, your workbench is at the heart of what you do and should, therefore, be taken good care of. Tidying up your workbench can do wonders for your productivity levels and you might even see some improvements in your end product. Without further ado, here are our top DIY workbench hacks to get you started.

DIY workbench hacks

To get the most out of your workbench, you’ll need to get creative. Here are a few, simply do-it-yourself tricks you can try out to really get the most from your workbench.

Build your own drawers

If your workbench has ample space underneath it, why not build a few wooden draws to slot in nicely? This will give you more room to store your prized possessions – or perhaps just provide a place to tidy away bits and bobs you would otherwise leave lying around.

Moveable mounting boards

If you frequently use mounting boards when cutting wood, create a place to store them on the side of your workbench. With a small, screw-sized hole and, of course, a few strong screws, you’ll be able to hang them out of the way to create more space for other activities such as sketching and repairing.

Workbench on wheels

Whether your workbench is at work or stored safely away in your garage, putting your workbench on wheels is a simple trick that can save you lots of time and effort. A rolling workbench is certainly convenient and will help you to move things around much more easily. You could even move it out into the garden on a summer’s day or transport it around your place of work with ease.

Extend the legs

If you fancy a real challenge, why not create extendable legs for your workbench? There’s certainly no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to a workbench – and extendable legs could be the answer. You can purchase adjustable table legs outright or have a go at making your own. You’ll need some more wood and any materials to build your own crank mechanism. There are plenty of resources out there to help you with this, such as this handy, step-by-step video.

Workbench storage ideas

Metal strips for tidy storage

If you use lots of metal tools when at your workbench, you’ll definitely want to invest in some metal adhesive strips. Any tools you have will neatly sit on the strips keeping them out of harm’s way. You could even create your own, DIY metal strips using some double-sided table and sheets of metal.

Make use of quality custom foam inserts

Custom foam inserts are the ultimate answer to workbench storage. It’s flexible, strong and incredibly durable, making it a great addition to any workbench. Our workshop can provide you with custom cut foam to perfectly fit the dimensions of your workbench or workstation, thus keeping your valuable tools safe from harm. We can also supply you with high-quality custom foam inserts for your toolbox.

To add custom cut foam to your workbench today, contact our team to discuss your specifications and requirements. We’d be more than happy to help.

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