This afternoon I finished up the bureau-turned-bench (sans door knobs I will put on tomorrow) and did some organizing after moving a large free standing shelf unit up against the old oil tank.
Here is the new bench with band saw and drill press in place. I ran a generous wipe of lemon oil all over the dark veneer to try and bring some oil into the old wood. It darkened up nicely while the rag did a fair job of cleaning up grime and debris.
I mounted a power strip on the wall behind the bench. A short heavy duty extension cord will be custom made to connect it to the overhead outlet that I put in years ago.
This large and deep shelf unit is made of pine boards with an OSB backing. I’ve had it for decades, though I can’t remember where it came from. A generous application of lemon oil was applied to the pine.
Tomorrow I will fill up the drawers and shelves, hopefully getting rid of all the clutter I brought down into the dungeon. In the moving around I took out two metal cabinets that never had proper tops put on and junk cabinet that is going to the landfill. I think I will make tops for the metal cabinets and find a use for them on the bike shop end of the dungeon.
-- -- Paul Bucalo, Upstate NY USA