Shop Makeover 3- Workbench

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Project by rsmith71 posted 03-14-2010 02:52 AM 3378 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One more piece to the re-do of my half of our garage into my workshop. I keep spilling over into the other half but I’m trying. Right now, my wood score I brought home from storage is taking up the other half.

My new workbench doubles as an outfeed for my Delta table saw. It also houses my P/C air compressor to keep it close to hand for nailers or whatever. There’s a hose wrap made from a 2×4 on the end with the compressor. On the other end it’s blank right now except for the power strip and cord wrap, also from a 2×4. The side of the compressor is open around it and has 4 drawers. The drawer above holds all my nails for my 4 guns and the other 3 house the nail guns, sandpaper, sanding blocks, etc. The opposite side has 3 doors with open storage right now. I plan to add shelves inside as I decide what I need to keep in there. The top is 3/4 birch and 1/2” birch on top of it with a pine banding I can remove to make it easier to replace the 1/2” sacrificial top. Overall dimensions are 48’ long, 36” wide, and 36” tall on casters.
(on the bench is the start of my next fun project, another Joker game board)

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#1 posted 03-14-2010 03:02 AM

Nice work.

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#2 posted 03-14-2010 03:33 AM

Great bench.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#3 posted 03-14-2010 04:21 AM

cool i wish i had space like that

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 03-14-2010 07:22 AM

I like how u took care of the hose, and electrical cord. Simple and inexpensive my favorite type of solutions.

-- So much to do, so little time.

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#5 posted 03-14-2010 03:01 PM

Cool work table Robert. Looks like you put a lot of thought into it. I’m going to take some notes…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 03-18-2010 05:44 AM

Well done Robert. I also was noticing in the background of the second picture, some shelving cabinets. Are they on a turn around or rollers? they look like they swing like doors or something.Looks pretty cool.

-- The safest place to be is within the will of God. God Bless. Michael

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#7 posted 03-18-2010 05:48 AM

Woodbear, It’s a storage cabinet for my handheld power tools
You can see it here.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#8 posted 03-18-2010 05:48 AM

Well never mind Robert, some how I missed the post on your storage cabinets. I just now went and visited that post. that’s pretty neat. Great idea. Hope you don’t mind if I copy somewhat your idea. Keep on keepin on.

-- The safest place to be is within the will of God. God Bless. Michael

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