Whether it's a trinket to be fixed or a real passion, all DIY enthusiasts know how pleasant it is to enjoy a fitted workshop.

So why not take advantage of your Sunday afternoon to make yourself a functional and pleasant DIY corner?

Here are some tips to guide you in setting up this new space.

The work plan, centerpiece

To limit your movements, compose your workshop around a fixed work plan.

If you have space to occupy, plan a surface large enough to permanently have a completely unobstructed part.

Clutter tends to accumulate quickly on flat surfaces.

It is customary to equip your workbench with two work tables: one fixed against a wall and a second more central, giving the possibility of turning around and manipulating the different objects and materials more easily.

Like a craftsman's table, the second worktop can be fixed or mobile.

If you opt for a model with casters, make sure it has safety brakes.

Storage spaces

If the surface area of ​​a DIY workshop varies according to the use you have of it, it is in any case essential to optimize the space you have.

Keep in mind that the best way to work efficiently is not to waste time looking for what you need.

The most common tools should therefore not be found in the depths of a dusty crate, but directly within reach.

The ideal is to directly invest the wall against which you have fixed your main work plan: you can fix a panel there which will become your tool holder.

If the hand tools must also be located in the direct vicinity of the work surface, you can equip yourself with a trolley on wheels.

Closed storage such as cupboards must be filled with all your storage equipment: cans of paint, tarpaulins, light bulbs, wooden sticks, etc. In order to best protect children, favor storage at height or equipped with locks to store all products. dangerous as well as large, heavy and sharp tools.

Light and ventilation, the essentials

Light and ventilation are parameters that cannot be neglected when tinkering.

To make the most of daylight, your main worktop should preferably be placed near a window.

Also, if you have invested the space of your garage, do not condemn the door and rather get into the habit of working with it raised.

Natural light is extremely important in a workshop.

Neon type lighting, often used in this kind of space, is actually rather bad for the eyes in a work context and affects your perception of painted colors.

We advise you, in addition to the ceiling light in the room, to install two spotlights or two articulated lamps on each side of the worktop.

You must also keep an airy and well-ventilated space because you will frequently handle dust, sawdust and toxic products (varnish, paint, acetone, etc.).

In addition, poor ventilation risks contaminating the air throughout your home.

Be sure to install or have installed an adequate ventilation system.


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