My First Work Bench

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Project by Paul Pomerleau posted 01-18-2011 01:00 AM 1996 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is more of an “assembly” or “Finishing” bench that I made using scrap spruce 2×4’s that I had laying around.
I put them through my thickness planer to make them look nice and square. I glued and clamped 2 of them together for each leg. Carriage bolts assembled it and some leveling feet underneath for balance.
After I finished the basic bench, I thought “Hey, I have enough room underneath for a big pull out drawer”. So I did that.
Then I thought “Hey, I need a place to put my screwdrivers and stuff”, so I did that too (I got the idea from
Then I thought “Hey, a wooden power box would be great to finish this off”, so I made one of those as well.
It only measures 2 feet by 4 feet, but for the small projects that I do, it is sufficient.
Thanks for looking.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#1 posted 01-18-2011 01:03 AM

Great idea, I like the storage drawer, handy place for all sorts of stuff.

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#2 posted 01-18-2011 01:30 AM

I sure like that big ol’ drawer – and that wood power box is a pretty neat deal, too. Good work making plain old 2×4s look nice.

-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#3 posted 01-18-2011 02:11 AM

Nice bench. I’ll bet that’s real sturdy and heavy too for some nice work. I don’t want to be a downer but the wood power box is not really a good idea unless you have metal or plastic workboxes and covers behind all that wood.


-- Russ P.

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#4 posted 01-18-2011 02:23 AM

thats a good looking bench,, looks like it will do the job for along time

-- Dave..Pensacola Fl.........In GOD we trust

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#5 posted 01-18-2011 02:35 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments.
To put everyone’s mind at ease, the electrical outlets are done to code by using 3 metal electrical boxes ganged together. Everything is grounded and perfectly safe.
I simply built a box around it, that’s why it is so deep.
Thanks again.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#6 posted 01-18-2011 02:50 AM

Nice! Safety is no accident.


-- Russ P.

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#7 posted 01-18-2011 03:48 AM

Looks great to me!!

-- Tom

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