Weekend Project: Basement Workshop

One of my requests in our new home was to have my very own workshop. A place where I could build, paint, and everything else DIY. And I had the perfect place in mind… the little build out in our basement right below our hearth room.

basement workshop spaceThis place was perfect: a large window with lots of natural light and just a few steps away from the backyard. So I headed out to my local Ace Hardware and gathered my supplies to build my dream workshop bench and pegboard wall.

basement workshop bench ace hardwareMy plan was to build a 12ft long bench made out of three pieces of 2x4ft plywood from my local Ace. I also made sure that the workshop bench had plenty of support throughout since it would be holding heavy equipment like my Craftsman compound miter saw.

build a basement workshop benchI also added extra support to the legs.

basement work shop benchI then screwed the peg board into the studs on our basement wall and used some hooks to hang some of our tools.

basement work shopI’m still waiting to get the rest of our tools out of storage from the move, but it’s definitely starting to look like my dream workshop.

basement workshop peg boardI love how all of the tools are within an arm’s reach…

basement workshop pegboardAnd the organization of my screws and nails has me squealing on the inside!

basement workshop organizationI also have my sawhorses ready for future projects…

basement workshop ideasAnd of course a place to keep my paints. Instead of having to trek everything to the garage when I’m working on a project, now I can just spread out on the basement floor and get to work. No worries here about paint on the floor… it’s my workshop. Messes will happen.

basement paint storage

basement organizationI was amazed at how fast we actually built this table and got everything organized. I have so many projects coming down the pike for the new house like moldings and trim work, so it makes me happy to have my creative space in place.

basement work shop bench

work shop bench

workshop bench construction

basement workshop benchNow I just need to get the rest of my tools and paints at the new house. Looks a little bare right now, but trust me… that won’t last for long!

basement workshop

So, what did you guys do over the weekend?
Tackle any big projects?

basement workshop weekend project

 

 

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Disclosure: I am an Ace Hardware DIY Blog Team Member and was provided with an Ace Hardware gift card to purchase items for my project.  I was also compensated for my time to use the products.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Comments

  1. Sue says

    Wow, that room looks fabulous! Such a great space to spread out and have everything right there. My basement work area looks like a dump truck backed up and unloaded all of my crafting supplies, so THAT will be my major project this year. Thanks as always for the inspiration :)

    Sue

  2. Karen Henderson says

    I love it. I love the place to hang the tools instead of a tool box. I put tool “up” better than “away” for some reason. Love it!

  3. JJ Crouch says

    Nice start to your workshop. But I recommend that before you too much more in there, You pick up
    sealer for those concrete walls. Concrete puts off dust and transfers moisture that you don’t want to have to worry about when working on a project. Bless you and what a wonderful area to start the new year in.

  4. Pat F. says

    Erin,
    What a great job you have done with your workspace and that spot in your basement is perfect! I live in the desert now and unfortunately there are no basements and I can tell you I really miss having one! I look forward to all the projects you will be doing in your new home. Wishing you a great New Year!

    Pat

  5. Nancy says

    Put plywood ont he boards underneath and store other power tools on it… Just a suggestion…. Looks great !!

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