My First Workbench

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Project by deusprogrammer posted 07-17-2011 11:38 PM 1687 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first major wood working project. Until now I constructed everything on top of my small table saw surface. I even clamped the 2X4’s for the frame to the top of it to ensure this was flush and level. And actually for my first workbench, it actually ended up level and it doesn’t wobble even slightly. It only has two 4X4 posts for legs, at the bottom it has a 2X4 screwed to the bottom to keep it straight. Everything else on this project is 2X4 white wood studs and 3/4” plywood. The next challenge is figuring out how to do some kind of tool storage. Any ideas?

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#1 posted 07-18-2011 12:10 AM

Nice job – looks like you’re well on your way!

As for storage, you might want to consider a pegboard right above/behind your bench – plenty of space for it.
You can use this for common hand-tools – keeps things neat and organized: I’ve had above mine for years. Takes a little planning to organize initially, but it all stays very nice thereafter.

For the larger stuff (circular saws, belt sanders, etc.) you may be able to add some additional shelving underneath your bench – or on the walls above, secured into the studs. Alternatively, you can buy a lightweight metal shelving unit from a local hardware store.

And just another random thought – it’s always good to seal a concrete garage floor to protect it from oil staining and it also helps if you ever spill paint or the like. You’ll have a chance to clean it before it seeps into the porous concrete!

-- Mark, Jersey Shore,

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