Workbenches: Three Other Uses
Do you have a workbench in your garage or basement, but don't necessarily consider yourself the
kind of person who needs a workbench? No worries! Even if you aren't a handyman (or
handywoman), there are plenty of other ways you can utilize that workbench. Below are just a few
ways workbenches can be useful for more than just woodworking and home improvement projects.
Not all household require tools and any complicated knowledge. Maybe some decorations need to
be re-painted, or the knives need to be sharpened. Any little fix-it project that requires space and/or
time to dry is easiest to do at a workbench. Also, the workbench is a good place to let plant sprouts
flourish without the risk of having them bothered by children or pets. Spring can be very harsh, so
keeping them in a warmer area protects them from frost. If your workbench is near a window, you
can set the pots in the sun, and easily move them to a shaded area when they've had enough sun.
Just don't forget to water them! The drawers and shelves in and around workbenches can be used to
store any tools you'll need for your projects, temporarily or permanently. As a bonus, the junk
drawer in your kitchen will be kept a little more clean.
The great thing about a workbench is that it's out of the way. Therefore, any project you have that
takes a lot of space can be done at a workbench, and you won't have to worry about setting up and
cleaning up every time. Some examples of these projects are scrapbooking, puzzles, and painting.
The drawers, again, will hold all of your tools and equipment: photos, glue, scissors, paints and
paintbrushes-anything! Another great thing about workbenches is that they're often very large. This
means that doing a fun project at a workbench is a great way to get the family together to do
something productive. Pull as many chairs up as you need, and let everyone work to their heart's
content. The kids may like it so much, they'll want to do it more often, which means you get to
spend more time bonding with your family!
A workbench is a wonderful place to let kids go crazy with their projects, and you won't have to
worry too much about the mess. Anything from finger painting to building block house construction
can be done at a workbench. There is plenty of space and enough storage room so they will have
plenty of options for activities. If you have some household cleaning to do, or just want a few quiet
minutes to yourself, you can send the kids out to the workbench! They'll have plenty to do, and since
it's still in your own home, they'll be safe.
These are only a few of the fun things that can be done with an otherwise unused workbench. Even
if you don't already have a workbench, you may want to consider calling a garage specialist and
having one installed just so you can enjoy the many uses they have to offer!