|Review by Tim_456||posted 09-12-2008 04:10 AM||2526 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
This isn’t really a woodworking tool however I’ve never seem them referenced in any magazines or online so I thought I’d toss it up here. If you’re not familiar with these go to your local big box store. Simpson Strongties are metal connectors in various shapes. Mainly used in the building trades a few of these connectors can be used to make shelves and even workbenches.
Anyway, they’re a bit pricey but they make a quick work of building shelves and benches. Also, the structures they make are rock solid. Toss some wheels on the bottom and you can move ‘em around too.
I found myself looking at all the woodworking tool bench plans in various magazines and I realized that to build the benches I would need a bench. I lowered my expectations for a beutiful bench and ended up wtih some 2×4s and plywood and some of these. About 2 hours later I had a ROCK solid bench that will last a lifetime.