Intro: My Makin Stuff Space
A good working space is required to make good projects. This is mine. Hopefully this gives others some ideas for their own spaces.
Step 1: Clear Space
First I had to clear out a sufficient amount of space in the garage. Next I mounted a couple 2 X 4's on the walls as a guide to maintain a level finished work surface. My garage floor slopes towards the garage door so leveling the whole thing off the floor would not have worked.
Step 2: Framing
Some people might say that framing out a work bench with 2 x 4's is overkill. I do a lot of metal working and lots of hammering so I wanted a super sturdy bench that wouldn't break under the strain.
Step 3: Paneling
The space underneath the bench is for storage and to keep some of my tools clean and out of sight.
Step 4: Additional Work Surface
Occasionally I work on things where I need to be able to get at all sides. I created a removable bench extension that can be stored underneath the bench. I reinforced the area with some extra 2 x 4's so that I can put a considerable amount of weight on the extension. The storage area underneath is a gap that I needed to leave for the vents that are in the garage wall.
Step 5: Additional Power
I ran two more GFCI outlets off of an existing outlet in the garage. The romex wire will be concealed behind the pegboard.
Step 6: Pegboard
The last step was to mount the peg board and organize my most used tools. I tried to keep my "crafting" tools on one side and my heavy duty tools on the other.