A core of our "CoMakingSpace" concept is that the shared workshops are supported by contributions from CoMakers who in turn get to equip a private bench (up to six available in the current location).
This category contains workbenches in the shared workshops as well as those built by CoMakers and should serve as usage guide as well as inspiration for building your own!
Build a Workbench
Whether you're one of our "CoMakers" or just lucky enough to have enough space at home, maybe this section can help you building your own workbench!
First off, you'll have to decide what your workbench will mostly be used for. Will you need lots of light, many power outlets, or room for special equipment? Next, you should think about whether you will stand or sit when you are working - or a combination of both? Perhaps this video about sizing a standing workbench or Ergotron's "Workspace Planner" tool will help you decide on some dimensions.
Some nicely documented workbench builds on other sites:
- customizable standing workbench - Instructable containing a parametric 3D widget
- "classic DIY workbench" with a construction lumber frame
- StumpyNubs' "old timey" Roubo workbench (YouTube)
- TheSamuraiCarpenter's woodworking bench (YouTube) - not for beginners ;-)
You can find links to the CoMakingSpace's workbenches at the bottom of this page - the pages beginning with
Project: are showcases of the ones we have built (or are currently building) ourselves!