|Project by SoCalDJ||posted 07-24-2011 08:16 AM||3048 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
This was my first major project.
I was given a gift from my mom for Christmas of a workbench, she was going to buy me one. That’s when I decided shoot why not make my own and buy the tools needed and save a few bucks and get some new tools out of it!
This was build out of 2×4 lumber from Lowe’s. This was before I even knew what hardwood was! Of course I learned as I was going but this really started it for me.
The goal was to create something that I could use for all our home remodeling projects, and to “get those tools out of my kitchen island drawer!” -My better half
It’s not pretty, and given the opportunity I’d defiantly do some things different but it’s functional for now and accomplishes what I need. Tool storage, and a place to work on projects.
It’s not 100% dead flat, but the best part of this workbench is that I can remove the top (It’s connected via 1” dowels underneath, without glue). That way once I have limitations because of this bench, I can make a laminated maple top and toss it up there in similar fashion!
Given that I had no jointer, no planer, no table saw, nothing but a miter saw and a router I thin this was a pretty good accomplishment!
As I said it’s 100% pine 2×4, and 4×4 from Lowe’s. And I went with a ready to go Formby’s Tung Oil Finish. 4-5 coats if I remember correctly.