Small Workbench

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Project by SquintyPolock posted 198 days ago 824 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I made this workbench for my wife, who makes custom jewelry. Finished jewelry pieces are hung on the peg board.

Work table is 40” x 24” and 30” tall. Top shelf is 7’ tall. Bench is sized for her small office and table height is so she can sit and work.

Scrap 2×4 frame is constructed with 16d nails and liquid nails. Sliders are nailed to the feet to protect the floors.

Scrap 3/4” subfloor sheathing for the shelves and table.

1/8” maple plywood scrap (sitting in my garage for the past 6 years) for the table top.

LED light mounted under the first shelf is equipped with a dimmer and goes super bright. This 24” lamp cost about $70 at HD. I am unhappy about the cost, but very impressed with the light. I plan on incorporating some LEDs into my new shop.

We moved right before the holidays, so the new “workshop” is a disaster. I constructed this bench using just a skil saw, jig saw, straightedge, and pencil. I havn’t done any woodwork in a couple of months and it sure felt good to make a bunch of saw dust.

Thanks for having a look.

-- It's all in a day's work...

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#1 posted 195 days ago

Great looking small bench, very functional as well. Great idea on the pegboard. I’m sure she loves it. Great job!

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