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Your Own Carpentry Workshop
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 18:36

Are you in need of a hobby? Are you tired of paying hundreds, maybe even thousands on expensive contractors on little things like molding a door frame? Then you, my friend, are in need of creating your very own carpentry workshop. But before you jump up in anticipation and joy, there are several things to consider in creating your own workshop.


 Location, location, location! Find a place to set up shop that is both plentiful in space, and is far out of the way from the family as not to disturb them too much. If you have large enough of a back yard, creating a carpentry shed could be an exhilarating and exciting idea. A garage can work too, just be prepared to start parking outdoors from now on. Make sure you have large enough exits to get in and out of the workshop, so as to not create any difficult situations carrying important pieces of wood or furniture.


 Next, make sure to consider the essentials of the workshop. Make sure you have proper lighting and ventilation. It is important to see what you’re doing at all times, and to keep those lungs of your fresh by keeping clean air coming through. Make sure you have enough power to power all your high tech equipment, (not necessary if your not planning on using any power tools).  The workshop should be a relaxing place, with wide open spaces and ventilation. The last thing you want to do is create something you dread coming to.


 Most importantly is the work bench. It has to be strong and durable, and work well with your height. If a work bench is too big or too small, it can leave you constantly straining yourself and your muscles. You should have a workbench created customized just for you and your height. A typical work bench mesaures 8-10 feet long, 28-38 inches wide, and 36-42 inches deep. An added bonus would be to include shelves or drawers with your work bench.



 Also, consider dust containment. An excess of dust is a health and safety hazard, and a plan to contain it should be in store. Something as basic as dumping it off at a garbage can at night could be enough, but don’t get lazy. Make sure to keep your working environment dust free and safe.


 Once you have created the perfect workshop its on to your first project. Make sure its not too difficult, and if done right, it should hook you right into carpentry! Be careful though, before you know it you’ll be addicted to your new hobby and end up pouring hundreds into it to satisfy your passion.  Oh well, we all have our little needs.