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Project by Cammy posted 07-12-2018 09:28 PM 971 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello
I thought I would post my workshop and bench and storage that I have made.
I frequently visit this site so thought I would post my project to get some comments, advice

I extended the garden shed to create the new workshop this is what I have been whittling away at for the past few weeks.

The bench base is nearly complete, I have to get some white oak to finish it off and make the butcherblock style worktop. The bench base is made from 3/4” hardwood ply. I would have loved to make it out of birch plywood but over here it’s very expensive (£80 a sheet). You may recognise the design of the bench as I spotted it online and it fitted what I was looking for as in the storage and the ability to move it about.

The units are made of the same plywood and are a great addition for storing all the stuff that was getting covered in sawdust while making the workshop and shed.

There is still a lot of work to be done to get everything finished, the main thing is to locate the heater before the Scottish winter sets in.

I am trying to upload the photos I have of the whole project but having some issues with doing it from my tablet

I look forward to your comments please don’t hold backthis is a new hobby to me.

Cammy

-- Some people are like Slinkies, totally useless but great fun to watch when you push them down the stairs.





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htl

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#1 posted 07-13-2018 01:36 AM

That’s a great start to a whole lot a fun, I’m a thinking.
And Welcome to LJ’s

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs here on Lumber Jocks.. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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Cammy

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#2 posted 07-13-2018 05:28 AM

Thanks

Her indoors is moaning about me spending too much time in the shed lol but I have really enjoyed what I have done so far I keep saying I’m having a day off but always get drawn into it.

Today I’m going to put together the butcher block style worktop for on top of the storage, a friend gave me pine floorboards from an old cottage the floor was down for about 60 years and is 35mm thick once I de-nail it will run it through the planer / thicknesser and glue it together.

-- Some people are like Slinkies, totally useless but great fun to watch when you push them down the stairs.

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Cammy

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#3 posted 07-13-2018 04:45 PM

Change of plan didn’t want to waste the old floor boards on a worktop for the workshop so used 170mm x 45mm framing timber that a friend donated.

Sanded and ready to oil

First coat of oil

This was the first time I have used the planer / thicknesser on large pieces of timber and I really struggled without an extra hand or a set of rollers.
I didn’t manage to get the pieces straight enough to join together, I ended up using my router and straight edge which turned out perfect.

Will have to invest in a set of rollers me thinks

-- Some people are like Slinkies, totally useless but great fun to watch when you push them down the stairs.

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Woodbutcher3

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#4 posted 07-13-2018 05:08 PM

Beautiful finish job on the outside.
Fun set up on the inside!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 07-13-2018 06:15 PM

This is a very nice tool cabinet and work surface. It creates a lot of fine storage room and organization. It’s a wonderful addition to your shop.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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ronstar

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#6 posted 07-14-2018 01:48 PM

Nice looking shop! How big is it?

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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Cammy

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#7 posted 07-14-2018 02:13 PM

Hi ronstar the workshop is not square as it is built to the shape of the garden to maximise room .. 4.3 meters at the front 2.2 meters at the back and 5 meters deep.. makes for some space issues but I hope I have put the units in the right place as I’m not moving them now..

-- Some people are like Slinkies, totally useless but great fun to watch when you push them down the stairs.

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NormG

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#8 posted 07-15-2018 10:06 PM

Wonderful reuse of the Garden Shed and look very nice

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Cammy

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#9 posted 08-02-2018 05:02 PM

Hello guys
Just back from work and all I wanted to do is get into the workshop (her indoors was not impressed)

Started putting the architrave onto the bench.
I was going to put white oak on until I worked out the price for finished oak and the weight of how much I needed so I ended up using Meranti.


Will finish sanding and hopefully get it all oiled tomorrow

Due to the uncommon Scottish tropical weather a bit of alfresco lumber jocking..

Cammy

-- Some people are like Slinkies, totally useless but great fun to watch when you push them down the stairs.

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Cammy

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#10 posted 08-16-2018 03:09 PM

Finished the top of the bench with some redwood
Just gave it the second coat of Danish oil

-- Some people are like Slinkies, totally useless but great fun to watch when you push them down the stairs.

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