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Picture of How To Make An Extremely Simple Workbench
I needed to upgrade my garage, from a little old 1 by 1 foot table for some old stereo, that I used for soldering, until I got interested in metal working

Step 1: When You Decide To Build A Workbench

Make sure you have (a)
•circular saw
•drill & drill bits
•screws
 

Just wanted to say I think the layout is brilliant! I'm far away from making my own (as I am renting a small appartment at the moment), but the idea of a "180 degree" workbench is great no matter what kind of work you do! Will have this in mind the day I make my own for sure!

georion1 year ago
cant download---messed up ???????????
Onfire1299 (author) 1 year ago
I forgot to add measuring tape in the supplies, because I didn't have one at the time, so one leg is slightly taller than the rest
Once you cut one leg use it to measure all the rest. Or better yet set a stop so everything comes out the same. When I measure with a tape I can read the tape wrong, or just mark too heavy (long), or light (short) with it. So the less I use a tape the better off I am. If you want stuff you make to come out good you should use a steel square, and a speed square if you're cutting with a circular saw. A speed square really helps me out if I'm cutting with a circular saw. Levels can come in handy building larger pieces too. I'll always use one when I'm done, to see how well I did. Levels are handy for plumbing stuff up as I go along too.
prdewa1 year ago
For past about 6-9 months I have been *thinking* how I should make my workbench! I need to put a couple of laptops, some screens, keyboards, mouse (what is the plural of mouse ;-P ?), printer, scanner. Onfire1299, you have truly opened my eyes! I could have made, remade, improved and by now settled on some design starting from something similar to the workbench you have posted. Functionality Rules and Evolution is the way!! Many thanks for sharing.
pfred2 prdewa1 year ago
Mice is the plural of mouse. The desk? I'm at now is a scrap knock together affair. Smaller than what this fellow built, but I needed it to fit in a specific spot. You can kind of see it in this picture:

http://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FUF/75A5/H347FJ9L/FUF75A5H347FJ9L.jpg

I made the top out of a bed I found on the side of the road, and some scrap structural lumber I had lying around makes up the rest. Total cost zero.

My workbench is another scrap wood project too. I made it out of wood I got doing a couple of deck demolitions, plus I found some wood in a shed.

http://i.imgur.com/cqQdf.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/zQrTH.jpg

That is in my old garage, at my old house, where I built it. I still have it

http://i.imgur.com/VannV.jpg

I never need anything too fancy so old used wood is usually good enough for me.
Onfire1299 (author) 1 year ago
Thank you so much for this comment, it made my day! (And I hope I don't think of something else to write, because I'm making too many comments!) =)
Onfire1299 (author) 1 year ago
Oh and the plural of mouse I think it might be mice? =)
pfred21 year ago
That looks like a big upgrade over what you say you had. Enjoy it!