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02-03-2010 01:10 AM

my garage is finished with drywall and ive been trying to find some info or plans for attaching a workbench to the wall yet still have it solid and strong enough to resist racking or moving. the workbench i have now has served me well in its simplicity but im needing more of a bench with a vise and dog holes specifically for woodworking. floor space is the reason i have yet to (attempt) build a really nice free standing one like most of you guys on here have. any ideas or links would be much appreciated.

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#1 posted 02-03-2010 01:21 AM

If look at the Fine WW Mag or if as in your case have a garage then you mite want to looked. At Wood Mag which has cabinet style free standing “boxes” which can wheel out when “cars” are not in “Your” workshop:)

Just remember to have a area at the bottom to use your feet / weight to keep the “cabinet” from moving well your working on it. I have a old table for cutting sheets plywood on it works great if I put my weight on it.

-- Chris, Fernie, BC

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#2 posted 02-03-2010 02:53 AM

Nail some 2×4 cleats on the wall at the studs and fasten to them.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 02-03-2010 03:06 AM

If floor space is an issue, you may need a foldable bench like this.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 02-03-2010 03:21 AM

Look at my workshop photos. If you like that type send me a message and I can e-mail you the plans for it. It folds down and is VERY sturdy.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#5 posted 02-03-2010 03:23 AM

I have some old lower kitchen cabinets in the garage. I just replaced the top with a solid core door and attached the whole thing to the wall like a normal cabinet. Very solid and easy to modify to fit your needs like drilling holes to bolt down machinery or attach a vice. Nice and sturdy and already has the “toe kick” area at floor level. Best part, the only cost involved was buying the solid core door.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet -

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#6 posted 02-03-2010 03:23 AM

you think that would be strong enough to resist racking ?

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#7 posted 02-03-2010 03:37 AM

Not sure whether your question is in related to the image I posted. But if it is in relation to that bench, it is strong coz it’s bolted to the wall. If need space, just fold the leg inward toward the wall and fold down the table top.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 02-03-2010 04:00 AM

sorry my question was supposed to be towards the cleats suggestion but for some reason it posted way late. thanks for all the suggestions i really appreciate them.

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