Workbench with a Secret!

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Project by Sparkyy posted 03-27-2013 05:28 AM 6745 views 9 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought it would be awesome to have seating available when I’m all done working in the garage! Lift up the top and wham! You have a nice little bench to sit on. Of course, I did this when I completed my garage redo project last year. I’ll upload that one too…

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#1 posted 03-27-2013 05:38 AM

great job. that is cool

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 03-27-2013 08:01 AM

I don’t recall seeing this one at “Benches Are Us”. Great build Sparky. PS.. Dont forget to take your coffee of the bench before taking a break.

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#3 posted 03-27-2013 09:46 AM

LOL – I’d never get to set on the bench as the top of my workbenche(s) are ALWAYS full ! that is a nice job on the “combo” bench !

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#4 posted 03-27-2013 10:08 AM

Honey…..I need you to lay down for a bit…..I’ve got a little hand tool work to do. Good use of space!

-- Tim Harrelson

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#5 posted 03-27-2013 11:20 AM

Nice Job. Good idea. Try to copy!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#6 posted 03-27-2013 01:41 PM

Nice job very creative.

-- Todd

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#7 posted 03-27-2013 01:55 PM

Neat idea. I have an old milk crate I sit on from time to time. Your idea looks much more relaxing!

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#8 posted 03-27-2013 02:17 PM

Just needs a trough on the back of it for easy post-project clean up :)

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#9 posted 03-27-2013 02:26 PM


-- Terry,Tennessee

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#10 posted 03-27-2013 02:36 PM

Keep a helmet available for guests, liability, you know!.....;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#11 posted 03-27-2013 03:20 PM

Interesting idea, but….. you have a bench with nothing on it????? Sacriledge, you could lose your Woodworking Brotherhood license for this ya know? Check this post out, enjoy!
State of the Shop

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#12 posted 03-27-2013 03:27 PM

I’d make one of these, except my workbenches haven’t had clean and clutter-free tops since their first use.

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#13 posted 03-27-2013 05:34 PM

That has to be a first. A workbench that converts to a bench. LOL. Awesome.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#14 posted 03-27-2013 06:07 PM

cool idea! And nice build.

I agree with woodbutcher though, there is always too much going on on my bench.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#15 posted 03-27-2013 06:51 PM

I like it, although I agree it would never work with my bench for the obvious reasons stated above :D

It would work really nicely as a porch table/bench though.

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