Progress on the workshop has been a bit slow, I suppose. Most of my time is spent rearranging and purging things to make more space until I can get the lofts built for storage. But, as long as something is getting done – no matter how small – I feel good about the shop.
It’s kinda funny the “ah HAH!” moments you have when doing this kind of stuff. Pictured below is something that has been in our garage since we moved in over 15 years ago. It’s also been buried under stuff just as long. Not sure where the cabinets came from (they wouldn’t have fit in our kitchen) but my guess is one of the previous owners used it as a workbench, too. I noticed a bunch of tiny holes on the wall behind it where he probably hung up some tools. It measures 8’ long x 20” wide x 44” high. Not ideal dimensions for a workbench (especially when you’re 5’5” on a good day) but we all have to start with something. It’s also got 3 shelves inside that run the length of the cabinets.
I decided this was going to be my workbench until I can build one I want. So, I freed it from entrapment and moved it ot the side walll where you see it now. I fit my meager tool collection on the left hand side, and the right hand side is full of paint cans we’ve accumulated when painting the house. I actually got to use it AS a workbench that day for a coupe of things and it works pretty well. It’s too high for a lot of tasks, but works great for assembly and things when you need to see up close. So, for now, this will be the workbench.
-- Butchering wood since 2015