|Project by BusterB||posted 11-29-2012 05:11 PM||4543 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
Built a workbench using a plan I saw in a popular mechanics a while back. It served me pretty well for quite some time but couldn’t help but feel it needed something…lol. In a shop as small as mine, you can never have enough storage and since I am constantly misplacing stuff, the answer became clear… it needs an added hutch. So I sketched out a simple plan and set to getting it done. Used 1/2” plywood cut to 9” strips so was able to get all of project out of one sheet. Once it was rough cut, I attached it directly to a 4×8 sheet of 1/2” OSB. This gave it strength as well as stiffening the long top shelf. Attached it to bench unfinished but wasnt too pleased with it as it was. Went back and added a spine under long shelf, trimmed edges of the plywood and stained it. Including the “under counter” light, I have way south of 50 bucks in a (well for me anyhow) very useful piece. In true woodworker style, I continue to tweak on it as I go. Recently added hanging chisel/rasp racks and am gonna install dividers in one of the small side shelfs for blade storage. Only issue so far…obviously build it too small because its done getting full.
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)