$16.49 Workbench

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Project by kwblack posted 08-09-2010 05:57 PM 2560 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

$16.49 for the nuts, bolts, and screws to put it together, everything else is recycled 2×4s at no cost. The vise I already had, it is at least 50 years old. The 2×4s were all from a remodeling project, all the wood is 30 years old or more. If you notice the shim under the right side legs, the bench is level, the floor isn’t. The bench is sitting in my current project. Converting an old open front tractor shed with a half dirt floor to an enclosed, wooden floor, electrified, shop. I’ve repaired the wall studs, some were rotten, put down wooden pallets on top of cement pavers and am currently repairing the roof. I’ve never done anything like this before, so it’s a learning experience as I go along.

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#1 posted 08-09-2010 09:15 PM

like the idea of useing reclaimed lumber , so much goes to wast
looks good

-- Kevin, Virginia

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#2 posted 08-09-2010 11:28 PM

Great work bench! Great save on the lumber also.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 08-10-2010 04:49 AM

Looks nice and big. Have you thought about building a shelf underneath for power tools or other items?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 08-10-2010 05:14 AM

That’s the next improvement I plan to add. I’m thinking of adding wide drawers directly underneath the benchtop. I’ve got a bunch of “square” Tupperware containers to put fastners in by size. Pull out the drawer and have nails, brads, screws, etc at hand. It’s a work in progress, which is a lot of fun.

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#5 posted 08-10-2010 06:08 AM

Now thats a work bench! Good job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 08-11-2010 01:49 AM

Hey, thats great. You need to add it to the series “Makin it on the Cheap” I have a couple under that heading and this is perfect. Looks good and best of all – it’s useful and cashes in on recycling material.
Again, Great Job…

-- -- Only God can Create it. We are blessed to see it, live it, and enjoy its beauty.

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#7 posted 08-11-2010 02:37 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments. I would be glad to put it on the series “Making it on the Cheap”, as soon as I can figure out how to do that! Thanks again!

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