Every handyman or handywoman needs a place to complete those household tasks, store their supplies, and just decompress with a new favorite do-it-yourself project. Sometimes there is space in the garage or even in an extra room inside your house, but oftentimes that isn’t the case.
If space is at a premium inside your home or garage, think about taking your workshop outside to your Cook Portable Warehouse. Your backyard shed is the perfect place for the workspace of your dreams! For more tips on converting your Cook building into the best workspace, read this post.
After you have the ideal space, you have to furnish it with any and every tool you might need to do those jobs. There is nothing worse then getting to work only to discover the tool you need is the one you don’t have or can’t find.
No worries, we have the ultimate list of tips for designing your workshop and for storing all those important tools and equipment.
Store your supplies the right way
Make sure to store raw materials like lumber, metal, pipes, etc. as close to the front door as possible. Then these items are easy to grab as needed.
Don’t forget to consider building or purchasing heavy-duty containers to store and get rid of scrap material and other excess debris. A plywood box mounted on caster wheels is an easy way to move heavy amounts of scrap and invest in contractor-grade trash bags.
Use small bins for storing fasteners, wire connectors, and other miscellaneous hardware. Hanging shelves come in handy to keep power tools safe and secure. Or add a simple magnetic bar above your work area to keep track of small and large tools.
Consider the best layout
An open floor plan without a ton of clutter is the best choice in any workshop. Consider all the heavy-duty machinery like circular saws you will be working with on a daily or weekly basis.
Luckily if you choose Cook, you can select one of our larger, more spacious building styles like the Lofted Barn or Lofted Garage or even the picture perfect Handyman building that includes two workbenches.
Learn more about the Handyman and Tool Shed style Cook buildings! And don’t forget about Cook’s other versatile and unique building style options.
Create the optimal workspace
A smart, space-saving idea is to have workbenches that are mobile and can be moved around your portable building as needed.
Another idea is a rubber workbench that can improve traction while working and reduces the chance for damage due to dropped tools.
Consider these heights as a guideline when purchasing or building your workbench:
- For model building and any work that requires sitting down: 29 inches tall
- For traditional hand tool woodworking: 32-34 inches tall
- For light metal and woodworking: 36-40 inches tall
For more space saving tips for your workshop, read this post. And to learn even more, download the complimentary Make Your Shed the Ultimate Workshop Guide from Cook Portable Warehouses.