Whether your basic carpentry workshop is in a basement utility room, a shed, or a garage, it should be a comfortable place to work and should provide convenient space for organizing your tools and equipment. Your workshop should include generous bench top at a comfortable height, plenty of well directed lighting, and ample floor space to operate a table saw or other stationary power tools. If you plan to store paints or solvents, make sure the room has plenty of ventilation and is equipped with a smoke detector and a fire extinguisher.
Your workshop should have enough electrical circuits to supply power to the lights and several pieces of equipment without overloading a circuit. Calculate you shops circuit capacity and contact an electrician if you need to add a circuit
There are many devices for hanging tools on workshop wall, but the most versatile is a sheet of pegboard with tool hooks hung from it. Pegboard allows you to organize your hooks to suit your needs.
Deep sturdy shelves provide a great place to store toolboxes, buckets and portable power tools. Ready-to-assemble shelf units are available at home centers.
If your workshop is in the house you may want to add hollow-core tile stone the inside of the workshop door to reduce sound transmission and a door sweep to block noise and keep dust from traveling under the door.
You can use a wet/dry shop vacuum for quick cleanup. Many power tools have attachments that allow you to connect the vacuum hose to the tool, so most deris sucked directly into the canister. Buy a vacuum with durable parts and a powerful motor
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