Quick Poll

Last week’s quick poll started an interesting conversation. I had intended it to be about what kind of footwear you wear in the shop to prevent injury if something fell onto your foot from your workbench. But, what folks read was how do you keep comfortable while standing in your shop for hours on end.

It’s more than just a matter of comfort. In fact, some readers commented that they had issues ranging all the way up to joint replacement surgery.

For most garage or basement woodworkers, concrete is the default flooring.. and that’s where a lot of the problems begin. It’s an unforgiving surface that can leave you feeling footsore before you know it.

This week, tell us how you combat this standing fatigue and issues that could possibly plague you years down the road.

6 thoughts on “Quick Poll”

  1. When my legs or feet get tired, I just sit down, have a drink of coffee or play on the internet for a bit and then get back to work. (Unless it’s around 4:30, then I sit, have a beer and play games on the puter.) 🙂


  2. I have a large piece of corrugated cardboard carton – the type of carton a fridge would be packed in – on the floor around the workbench. Termites have attacked once but it is still going strong and cushions my feet and tools if they fall.

  3. Rubber mats and comfortable/supportive footwear.
    (That concrete is very unforgiving.)
    I also try and do what I can seated at the bench.

    Fun time in the shop is worth some sore dogs once in a while though…lol

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