|Project by AngieO||posted 07-18-2012 04:31 AM||4384 views||10 times favorited||36 comments|
I finished up my box today and headed out the door. Went to the the local lumber store and picked up some 2”x4”s. Then I headed to Lowe’s. Picked up a box of screws and a sheet of 3/4” plywood. I had them cut it into two 2’x5’ pieces.
I got the plans for this over on Ana-White.com. It was super easy to follow the instructions even though there weren’t a lot. And for a newbie like me… I was kinda concerned at first. But I think I did alright. The screws may not all be aligned in a pretty way… but it’s a workbench. It’s not for looks. I got the important things.
#1 – It’s sturdy. #2 – It’s functional. I’m going to be able to use the bottom shelf to store things #3 – It’s square! I’m pretty excited that it came out square. Only off place is that the top plywood piece is about 1/8” short the back side. (but we will just blame that on the Lowe’s guy :) #4 – It’s portable (or at least it will be tomorrow when I add the casters.
All-in-all I think it was a success. It took me about 4-5 hours to build. I mainly did this by myself. I had a couple of my kids hold some things for me. I need MORE CLAMPS!!!!
This was super fun to make and now I’m “jonesing” for the next build. :)
Here’s a few pics of the process
All the boards after measured and cut
Me screwing the legs together while my girl Jenna holds the leg. We were working on a plastic folding table. A SMALL one. Limited space. Like my OLD “workbench” in the background? A stack of pallets. I love that the one says “DO IT”
Bottom half complete (Had to take it inside due to storms
And of course… the finished project! SMALL space in the garage. Sorry for the horrible pics. And it’s only a mess in there because I came in and trashed it. The hubby usually keeps it pretty clean. He plays music out there so can’t be throwing any sawdust in there. See my little box on the workbench? :)