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Posted on Workshop in a 10'x20' garage. Need feedback!

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#1 posted 10-22-2018 01:44 PM

For now, the workbench. I have been debating whether an 8 or 6 bench would be more practical. Also, would a roll-around be better? I am accustomed to a fixed bench along a wall.

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For the bench, you need it to be stable, so my preference is in a fixed location. If you do decide to go roll around, use something like the Rockler workbench casters, not just locking casters.

Size wise, look at what kind of projects you are doing. If a lot of large solid wood furniture pieces, then the 8’ is probably the way to go. For anything and everything else, 6’ is plenty. A well designed 6’ bench can still hold longer pieces—I’ve planed 8’ pieces on my 6’ bench, it just takes a bit of fiddling and more moving stuff around and cutting plywood on a 6’ bench isn’t an issue at all.

Also, have you tried using the Grizzly Workshop Planner? It’s a good tool to help envision layout choices in the space and virtually rearrange until you have a good flow.

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