|Project by CasanovaFrankenstein||posted 06-22-2014 12:03 AM||2235 views||12 times favorited||11 comments|
I just moved into a new shop and the first project was a work bench. I wouldn’t say it’s made of scraps by any means, but over the years I’ve collected a bunch of pine here and there. This is essentially made from old board/cinder block entertainment centers, boards from yard sales ($1 for a 12’ 2X12? yes, thank you) as well as some scrap 2×4’s from the construction of the building.
I think the trick with making building material type lumber like 2×4’s into furniture is to treat it like it’s rough cut. so plain it down, run it through the jointer etc. And for every work bench I’ve had I put a replaceable top on it. so the 1/4” OSB is unattached so I can flip it over to paint stuff and glue pops off the OSB really easily. Then when it get’s all messed up I can replace it for $10. And there is a plug in the floor below the table so there is power on the table without having to contend with cords laying everywhere.
overall I’d say I’m pretty happy with it.