Whether you’re a beginner woodworker or an experienced woodworking pro, a large wooden workbench is a must-have tool. A wood workbench is the ideal place for all your woodworking projects. You can make a new piece of furniture or fix an old piece of furniture with a woodworking bench.
A woodworking bench offers versatility and convenience. When you’re done working, it’s a simple matter to bring it outside and leave it for a few days to dry. No need for a cedar outdoor woodworking shelter or a back porch or garage. Simply take it with you as you go from project to project and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine for several days.
A large wooden workbench can also become the focal point of a unique woodworking design. Let’s say you’re working on your family room chairs. You could hang a woodworking bench made of cedar right above the sofa and pull out a picture table to match. Storing pillows and cushions behind the couch would be a great idea. What a stunning combination that would make.
And if you’re tired of the floor or patio furniture that you have, then try adding some large pieces of wood to your work area. Hang a wooden swing or glider over a long narrow beam that’s already there. If you have a wall that has “slat wall,” then use plywood strips to make a big “slat panel” that you can place over the beams and joists in the wall. This will give you added strength and stability and make a big work surface.
Another idea is to make a small woodworking area at your kitchen island. Glue wood chopping block to a wood plinth and hang it over the island. This will give you a cutting surface for chopping boards and other woodworking items.
Don’t forget that a large wooden workbench doesn’t have to be just for working on wood. If you need to have storage space but don’t have a large bed or closet space, you can always buy a hutch to hang on the wall. Hutch designs come in all kinds of sizes so you can buy a big one for storing tools and a smaller one for smaller items. If you use wood screws to hang your hutch on the wall, you’ll be able to hide all of your gardening tools in them. Even if you don’t have gardening tools, it’s nice to know where your tools are without opening them every time you walk by your closet. A big woodworking workbench also makes a great woodworking craft work area.
Another way to use a large wooden workbench is to turn it into a toy table for your daughter or granddaughter. Grandparents often give old woodworking toys to their children to play with and this can make learning to fun for young kids as well as being educational. You can make a very large wooden toy table out of oak and add some simple wooden toy features such as toy rungs and chess tables. When the children start playing with it they can learn about the woodworking skills and the various shapes and sizes of woodworking tools.
If you’re looking for a big woodworking bench that you can leave set up outdoors, there are some great outdoor woodworking benches available. With the introduction of outdoor woodworking bench seats, you can store tools and accessories while using them on the bench outside. The bench seats keep your tools from sliding all around when you’re using them on the ground, which is very common when you’re trying to work with large woodworking tools. You’ll love having this type of bench outdoors and you’ll enjoy spending your free time sitting back and enjoying the fresh air.