Last weekend I hit the shed pretty hard. I cleared out a lot of old crap and took it to be donated or thrown away. Then I built my first work bench out of the 4×4s and other scrap wood I scored from work.
It is a really simple design that I saw on Stevin’s YouTube channel wood working for mere mortals. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQWY7Pi4v-M&feature=youtube_gdata_player
I like how simple it is. I built it in a couple hours or so, and I like the flexibility that I can build cabinets and or drawers later as I see fit. Right now I’m not sure what I will need yet. I built it so that he. Top is 40” at my belt. I built the planter box I posted in my projects on it and its very sturdy. All I have left to do is add a piece of 3/4” birch ply to the rough piece I scored for free.
Here are the photos I took while building it…
When you start building something, you should start with a beer. And if you don’t have an opener handy improvise!
Next up is a router table, and a table to include my little table saw.
Thanks for reading,
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