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This is my workbench that I made. It is still not 100% complete. One of these days I will put drawers on both sides and a sliding tray at the bottom to store the cases with the drills, jig saws, skill saws and etc.

The workbench is 100% coated in high build floor poly. Which is AWESOME… nothing sticks to that stuff. Glue pops right off, you do not have to worry about liquids. That was best result from an experiment I have had.

Two bench vises.

Dog holes.

4 layer MDF top.

And yes it is extremely heavy and yes I put it together myself (barely).

Extra high because I have back problems.

Sits on some very expensive casters so I can move it around to get floor space or on a nice day I can work outside.

Lots of storage (eventually).

Made from ~80% salvaged wood.

-- - Wayne in Fairfax, VA





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 964 days ago

Nice bench…............that thing looks like a wrecking ball wouldnt hurt it.

SOLID !

I like it.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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olddutchman1

69 posts in 997 days


#2 posted 964 days ago

That bench is nice, lots of potuntuals! One thing I found, When making drawers, Don’t make them to deep. I would make more drawers, and keep the weight down, and use each drawer for a specalised tool. All measuring tapes, rules,guage blocks, and so on. I have so many things that fill one thin drawer. I could not find things untill a did that. Make a place for like tools, and You will find that tool every time

-- Saved! and so gratefull.Consider Who Created it All

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OneDizzyDevil

25 posts in 980 days


#3 posted 964 days ago

Yeah, put a hitch receiver on that thing I could tow it behind the truck. The reason I waited so long for the drawers is because I THOUGHT I needed drawer slides and with the amount of shallow drawers I had planned that was some serious money. I recently decided to use a spline type drawer slide so I am a little more driven to get it done now but I need to finish a few projects before I start yet another one.

The first thing when I get the drawers is to buy about 50 measuring tapes and put them one drawer… I am alway hunting for where I put my tape measure.

-- - Wayne in Fairfax, VA

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olddutchman1

69 posts in 997 days


#4 posted 964 days ago

I have seen a lot of drawer slides at the Restore store in My Town! It also helps Habitat for Humanity build homes when You get suppies, and the wood You can. The latter being a bit harder, however.

-- Saved! and so gratefull.Consider Who Created it All

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OneDizzyDevil

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#5 posted 914 days ago

I use ReStore a lot but they rarely have the quanity I need when planning something and too far away to check there first when I need a single or small amount of something. I like to to go through there and clear out screws and bolt and harder to find but useful things… like I need to be storing anything else that is too good to trash, too hard to find to give away, but yet I mght find a use for it later.

-- - Wayne in Fairfax, VA

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