Introduction: Remodeled Workbench

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Step 1: Acquire Workbench

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I got this workbench at goodwill for $35! All of the guys walking around in carharts were sure jealous of me. My wife thought it was just another old and dirty tool chest. I guess she just didn't see the underlying beauty of it.

Step 2: Clean It Up!

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I removed the bench from the cart it was on and sanded it down an got rid of all the cob webs and dust.

Step 3: Get Supplies

I went to the local reclaimed hardware store and bought a bunch of used snap-together wood flooring. I also got some old hinges and a latch. Total was $30.

Step 4: Attach the Top and Base

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I took measurements of the top and the base and snapped the wood together to fit. Then I put some wood glue down to hold them together. Then I built a door with the leftover pieces and attached it with the hinges.

Step 5: Paint

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Then I got a can of flat black paint and just painted over all of the old paint. Then I screwed the top back on to the base and presto! I now have an awesome workbench and tool storage cart for about $70 and a couple of hours of work.


KentM (author)2013-02-02

Great idea using flooring! My only suggestion would be to add some edge trim to the top and base as a finishing touch.

GorillazMiko (author)2013-01-31

Nicely done.

audreyobscura (author)2013-01-29

Great job, nice clean up and restoration.

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