Cluttered workbenches make it difficult to work and easy to lose tools and materials. Good organization and storage will prevent loss and improve productivity when the workspace is used. There are many ways to add storage to workbenches, but you will want to have a solution that is right for your needs. The following storage and organization ideas will help keep the surface of your workbenches free of clutter.
1. Cleats and Pegboards to Organize Tools and Materials That Are Used Most Frequently
Cleat storage systems are a great solution to organize hand tools that are used frequently at workbenches. Add a pegboard to move cleats around, add attachments and improve the organization of your workspace. For a more durable pegboard and cleat system, look for an industrial workbench that has a metal pegboard already, which will be much more durable than installing a wood pegboard material yourself.
2. Folding Systems to Create More Storage and Workbench Organization Space
If you have more materials and tools that you need more space than what is available with a conventional workbench design, you may want to consider an industrial workbench with folding or retractable features. These features can include things like mounting for lighting and equipment and extra tool storage or extra work surfaces that can be pulled out when you need more space. In addition, there are also options to expand workspace with folding workbench designs that can be stored neatly when they are not in use.
3. Removable Storage Cabinets and Toolboxes Beneath Workbench Surfaces
A lot of the storage you need for workbenches is for tools that are used while doing work. The workbenches can be open beneath and have a frame that is designed to allow metal cabinets or industrial workbenches stored beneath them. A narrow drawer can also be added to the workbench unit to provide storage space for small tools and materials that are used frequently.
4. Overhead Workbench Cabinets and Lighting for Work Areas to Save Space
Often, there is also space above workbenches that are not used, which can be filled with cabinets. In addition to cabinets or shelving for storage, you may want to have lighting features added to provide light for the workspace and keep everything organized in the workbench design.
These are some storage and organization ideas to help keep the workspace of workbenches free of clutter. If you need workbenches and storage, contact industrial workbench services like Shelving Rack & Lockers Inc. to create the design you need.