|Project by JR_Dog||posted 06-18-2012 02:14 PM||3984 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
1. More Bench Space Needed in Garage
2. Don’t spend any (which means minimal of course) money
3. Sandra said I do not want to bang my car door against it if I have to pull it into the garage; which is rare but during the winter months is a must from time to time.
There was an old futon in my attic that I was going to toss out until I realized it was made from Maple. so I disassembled it and also used some other scrap 2×4’s and plywood hanging around and built this bench; keep in mind this is scrap wood so some of it had paint on it and isn’t completely cleaned up yet. Just need to build a stool now since my legs get tired when I’m standing for too long on the cement floor.
The sides and underlying frame are just simple 2×4’s but the bench top is maple with and Antique Oil finish..More coats are needed. The bench is held up with two angle supports that are not screwed in but stay in place from the weight of the bench and can easily be pushed out and stored behind when it’s down – very sturdy when up and I can get it out of the way in less then a minute provided I keep the bench relatively clean; so maybe I can get it down in 10 min ;-)
I still have some tweaking to do to make it look a little nicer but all in all it’s a great space to work on and might have cost me 20 bucks with the swivel pins and screws.