If you were a part of MAKE:'s 06 Maker Faire in San Mateo California, you probably didn't miss the the Maker Bench. Many of the projects were set on these sturdy, overbuilt tables made of aluminum pipe and fittings. In this project we will walk you throught the steps and point out the pieces and parts you need to build your own Maker Bench.
5/16” Hex Key
Drill (not required)
6’ x 30” Plywood Tabletop
4 wood screws
1 1/2" Aluminum Schedule 40 Pipe:
4 x 3’ 1-1/2”
4 x 2’ 1”
3 x 5’ 7”
(available at: http://www.simplifiedbuilding.com
4 x L61-8 Kee Lite Flange
6 X L10-8 Kee Lite Single Socket Tee
4 x L20-8 Kee Lite Side Outlet Elbow
4 x 105-8 Kee Klamp Sheeting ClipNote about pipe size: this bench was overbuilt. If you wanted to shave the cost of this bench you could:
1) Use a different type of pipe (e.g. thinner wall tubing) You can also use fence tube if you really want to cut cost.
2) Use a smaller diameter pipe.
Make sure that you buy fittings that correspond to the pipe size that you have chosen.
3) Use Kee Klamp fittings
instead of Kee Lite.