Affordable DIY Workshop Extension Cord
Home improvement is all about making the best of the space you have. If your workshop isn’t equipped with enough outlets, or your workspace is inconveniently far away from your walls, you’ve probably already been around the block with extension cords. If you’re considering using custom extension cords to optimize your space, this video can serve as a good springboard. This is a great technique if you’re looking to multiply the number of outlet options you have as well as extend your reach.
The concept here is pretty simple. Creating power boxes out of extension cords and plugs will work in just about the same way. This individual decided to make a two-outlet box, but if you’re looking for more outlets per capita, four outlet boxes would just need a larger gauge cord and a little bit more work.
A similar concept could also be used for installing drop down power outlets, which are a convenient solution for workshops, and great for saving space and avoiding tripping hazards. As always, when working with wires, always be certain you know when they’re live. Especially with larger gauge cords or home wiring, it can be deadly to get careless. The professional follows up his project with a proper cord-wrapping technique, which isn’t entirely necessary, but stops the cord from twisting and springing when left alone.