Step 5: Counter top

The counter tops were made by  using 3/4 particle board cut at 24 inches wide. Underneath I  used scrap wood from cutting the base cabinets to  ring the  perimeter with glue and screws to hold them together. The top of the work bench need to be very sturdy so I used a 2x4 frame 22x 8 ft or cut to size to hold the  counter top. This was screwed to the wall and screwed to the  cabinet thru the flat 2x4 facer.  I had a local sheet metal shop cut and bend a sheet metal top for the work bench putting a 1 1/2 channel at the front to cover the particle board top. This gives me a worktop not subject to damage and is easily cleaned. I ran copper lines thru the 2x4  platform for the top and put air chucks every 4 ft  on the face of the cabinets to allow for  easy use.

<p>Nice work</p>
<p>&quot;They taught me how to create with my mind and then create by using what I could find.&quot;</p><p>The BEST way of learning, IMHO.</p>
I am currently building a 1966 ford gt replica with a 3.8 liter gm engine mounted mid ships
<p>Just out of curiosity, why wouldn't you run a Ford motor?</p>
do you buy the &quot;body&quot; of the gt40? because i always want to build a replica, maybe a gt40 or a mustang.
<p>I found several on ebay at the right price and bought them quickly</p>
Not all particleboard is the same. Buying better quality board will lead to shelves that can support more weight without sagging. Some kitchen cabinets made of Home Hell type cheapy OSB looks antique in less than a year. That money is just WASTED. But better quality board will stand up to use if the temperature and moisture aren't too extreme. <br>
<p>especially if you seal and paint it</p>
Ahh, A GT40. Man after me own 'eart! Good luck. Best car I've seen except MAYBE the Factory Five GTM. A classic either way.
<p>at one time I had 4 in my yard, had to thin down the herd to 2</p>
Store bought cabinets got nothin on you! Your shop turned out great, now if only mine looked as nice. It gave me some ideas though. Thanks
<p>For more ideas check out my tool storage--</p><p>http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Tool-Box-Organization/step3/Wrenches/</p>
Great use of space and cabinetry! My wife and I are looking at homes with garages and this is pretty much what I had imagined. <br> <br>Nice wheels too, but I think it'll be harder to convince the lady that we need a project ride compared to cabinets.
Looks fantastic!<br><br>Also, I'm curious. What is that vehicle you're building? That looks pretty awesome as well!
Nice setup. What would we do without coffee drinkers, couldn't store anything .... Cheers!
Very nice organized workshop
Cars? Vehicles? They can stay outside!

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