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Project by Maveric777 posted 1700 days ago 1686 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I forgot to add one of my very first things I built here recently. I mentioned on my page where I am slowly converting my garage into my work shop. This was my first step in that direction. I used no plans or designs (well I did draw it out to give me reference) and came up with this. Originally I was just going to build it open on the bottom, but the though of not having a way to put things up out of sight bothered me. So I made an attempt to cabinet it out, and building doors. Came out so so in my opinion. Looking back at it now there are a lot of things I would do differently, but given what my wood working knowledge was at that moment… That was a major accomplishment at the time.

Not the prettiest thing in the world, but I am tickled to have a work bench… Thanks for checking it out.

P.S. I even threw in the before pic to show what it evolved from.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.





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Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2458 days


#1 posted 1700 days ago

Dan, this is a nice addition to your shop. It looks to be solid and well built. And, of course, the additional storage is always welcome.

Now the challenge will be in keeping it open enough to use it. :) I usually get lazy when I am in the middle of a project and use it to store my hand tools rather than put them back where they belong.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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cabinetmaster

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#2 posted 1700 days ago

Looks good and sturdy to me. A great addition to the shop too.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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8iowa

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#3 posted 1700 days ago

Looks like a good solid design. I like the overhang in front, enabling you to clamp boards and other accessories to the top.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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Dudley

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#4 posted 1700 days ago

Nice long bench. Now ya need ta buy some more toys. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 1700 days ago

Lookin good Dan!
Lots of add on possibilities.
That work surface is begging to be piled up with cool projects!

-- Having fun...Eric

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Maveric777

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#6 posted 1700 days ago

Thanks everyone! This was just the first step in my little plan for world domination… Cough!.. Cough!... I mean converting my garage to a wood shop…lol

Next big job is to build the cabinets that will be hung above the bench that match. May get on that in a couple of weeks. Cant wait to get that going. Im running out of room to put things very quickly….lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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RetiredCoastie

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#7 posted 1700 days ago

I think you did a great job, it’s more than I have for the time being.

-- www.thepatriotwoodworker.com Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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RexMcKinnon

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#8 posted 1700 days ago

That’s a great start. Get orginized from day 1 and your shop won’t look like a dump like mine. That’s why I have not posted any pics yet. This spring I plan on an upgrade with plans I have from a Shopnotes mag.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Dennisgrosen

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#9 posted 1699 days ago

looks good and solid
Dennis

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JLJ

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#10 posted 1660 days ago

very nice workbench more than i have

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1660 days ago

A good bench makes a world of difference in anyone’s shop. good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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