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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #24: Wall Mounted Floor Saving Workbench

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Blog entry by Paul Bucalo posted 12-05-2014 03:05 PM 4643 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is what I was thinking of to go up against the field stone walls around the dungeon walls.

http://www.familyhandyman.com/workshop/workbench/wood-work-bench/print

The tall back ends would have to be screwed (bolted?) to the overhead beams for support since there isn’t any way to actually attach to the field stone. Maybe I will need to add short, sturdy feet extending out onto the floor space for additional support. Thick mil. plastic sheets between the wood and wall would keep the moisture from rotting the wood. All I need are more pallets.

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA



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luv2learn

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#1 posted 12-05-2014 05:14 PM

Good idea Paul. I like your idea of adding some short feet to the bottom. Perhaps you could build an additional shelf on top of them, then you would have three shelves rather than the two shown in the picture.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Paul Bucalo

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#2 posted 12-05-2014 05:32 PM



Good idea Paul. I like your idea of adding some short feet to the bottom. Perhaps you could build an additional shelf on top of them, then you would have three shelves rather than the two shown in the picture.

- luv2learn

That would be a great idea, Lee, if I had more ceiling height. Right now, depending on where one stands, I have as little as 5’ 9”. It still might work where I have right up to the first floor joist.

One reason I liked this design is the use of peg board on the top. Currently, I have a framed sheet of pegboard hanging from ceiling in the bike shop area. I found over time the setup wasn’t very efficient. If I were to rip it’s height and mount its length width-wise across the back of this design, I would have enough for maybe 12’ of space. I also like that the benches don’t come out as far as the top shelf or bench top. More room for other things that must be slid out of the way or temporarily put on the floor while I work.

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA

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AkBob

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#3 posted 12-06-2014 01:21 AM

I could be wrong here, it looks as if the short feet would have to extend beyond the front edge of the bench or it would end up top heavy? just a thought.

Great Idea for a space saving bench though.

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Paul Bucalo

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#4 posted 12-06-2014 02:12 AM



I could be wrong here, it looks as if the short feet would have to extend beyond the front edge of the bench or it would end up top heavy? just a thought.

Great Idea for a space saving bench though.

- AkBob

Upon inspection of the plans I came across where the top cross piece is bolted to the concrete wall or wood studs. That would secure the top and keep it from tipping forward. However, I can’t attach to the field stone so this won’t work for me. Bummer. :/

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA

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