Work Bench

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Project by KPaP85WVU posted 03-03-2015 05:33 PM 1614 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this work bench after seeing a similar one for sale on craigslist for $300. Took a look at it, and came up with my own plan that was a little different than the one for sale. Left the top hanging over to allow for clamping, which has turned out to be great. Spent less than $100 for all the materials. Real happy with it, heavy and sturdy!

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#1 posted 03-03-2015 07:45 PM

I want to give you some simple advice, an you can take it or leave it. I built the same type of bench. What I have seen is the others filled the bottom box (shelf) with sand to make it heavier so it won’t move easily. Also, put some heavy duty casters on the legs…now you can move it wherever, and then tuck it against a wall for storage. Two straight casters and two swivel/locking casters. Works great for me! And here’s the most important tip I can give….double the thickness of the plywood top. Glue and screw the two halves together leaving the finished sides facing out. Mine is 10 years abused now and has not warped, twisted or deformed in the slightest way. And when one side is totally shot, flip it over and start anew! I also sealed mine with several coats of floor grade poly and built an enclosed storage on the bottom for power tools. Nice job!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#2 posted 03-03-2015 11:54 PM

That should do the trick!- nice and sturdy

-- Greg Simon

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