Instructables: exploring - workshop - bench Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:28:37 PST BLOX v1.01 Chevy Tailgate Bench
Chevy Tailgate Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> ccaskey25 This is a Christmas present for my wife. She pinned this sometime back and has forgotten about it. Lucky me! I stumbled upon and old chevy while exploring our land with my young sons and so the project began. The Design I am a drafter so I like to begin every project with a drawing. *Note not ...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:48:30 PST
Big oak table
Big oak table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Stefan Gales I built this garden furniture in 2009. A little history The wood comes from a barn built in 1930, which I had to demolish because it was old and shaky.In its place I built a smaller one. Woodworking To build the table and benches, I used: a chainsaw, a planer and a drilling machine. Detailed...
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 10:21:23 PST
Soft jaws for your bench vise
Soft jaws for your bench vise - More DIY How To Projects]]> ade angelis Every DIYer knows how precious a bench vise can be in a workshop, but there's something about them that annoys me quite a lot: many vises' jaws have a knurled surface, which on one hand prevents your workpiece from slipping out of the vise, but on the other hand it can ruin a piece, leaving little d...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:59:04 PST
Maker/Work Bench From Scrap Wood
Maker/Work Bench From Scrap Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> ctx1985 I had a plastic folding table for building various projects in my workshop. It was a bit flimsy (go figure) and not the sturdiest table in the world. I needed something more suitable for a work station. It was time to make something sturdy, strong and good looking for my maker table. And so my journ...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:38:01 PST
an old fence made into a simple cedar chest
an old fence made into a simple cedar chest - More DIY How To Projects]]> timsway my workshop neighbors own a fence company. i get to pick through their scraps and tear-down pile. i'm a lucky man!i made this chest out of nice 1X4" cedar boards that were torn down. the ends were pretty rough but most of the wood was still in good shape. the construction is basic and simple. you do...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 06:47:43 PST
Outdoor Bench
Outdoor Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> AmateurHour I wanted to make a nice outdoor bench using as much reclaimed wood as possible. Ideally it would have been 100% reclaimed or recycled lumber but I settled for using new lumber for the frame of the bench and pallet wood/staircase parts for the seat, back, and arm rests. This is a relatively quick a...
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:07:51 PST
Chevron Wood Bench with Hairpin Legs!
Chevron Wood Bench with Hairpin Legs! - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft I built a wood bench for my tiny front porch!But turns out my husband likes it ended up in our room!Chevron is such a popular pattern and adds some fun when done with wood! Supplies! Supplies: PlywoodPine boards or reclaimed woodMiter saw/Table sawLiquid NailsApple cider vinegarSteel wool...
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 14:36:16 PST
The tools you need to build a bench out of pallet wood
The tools you need to build a bench out of pallet wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> robberto Would you like to make a wooden bench out of pallets?Would you like the chance to make a lot of money?I hope this Intructable helps you learn something and maybe make a little money while you're at it. Get your supplies First you will need pallet wood.You can find pallets from companies willing ...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 06:26:48 PST
Child's Workbench
Child's Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> treehog This instructable details how to build a sturdy and functional child-sized workbench, but it could be easily scaled to full size. I built this for my 3 year-old son for Christmas, and aside from small projects like picture frames and shelves this is my first "real" woodworking project (and also my f...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 07:20:32 PST
Rolling Drawer Desk/Craft Station
Rolling Drawer Desk/Craft Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> ckeirce A wooden rolling cart with 15 sliding drawers, versatile and perfect for home or office! Materials I used Birch 1/2 inch plywood, but you can use pine plywood for a cheaper buy.-3 4'x8' 1/2" plywood sheets-4 swivel casters (I recommend metal, not plastic)-1 box of 1" deck screws-1 box of 1" finis...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:52:26 PDT
Restoring a garden bench
Restoring a garden bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> benthegreat I recently found an old an old rotten out patio/ garden bench thrown out from somebody's home and i decided to pick it up and try to restore it, the reason i did so was that , it had a flower design unlike most patio benches i have seen. I will describe as much as i can how i restored this bench in ...
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:58:59 PDT
Saw Workbench Area Retrofit
Saw Workbench Area Retrofit - More DIY How To Projects]]> Laserbird This is an Instructable on how to turn a crabby empty space in to a productive shop work area! This workbench will be a central part in the new makerspace in Portland, OR located at 7600 N. Interstate Ave for makers of all types to come and work on projects!Here is a list of the materials, tools, an...
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 20:38:22 PDT
Sandpit With Integrated Bench Seats
Sandpit With Integrated Bench Seats - More DIY How To Projects]]> doncra My biggest project to date - the ultimate sandpit - it has built in seats that fold to cover the sand when not in use and prevents it from becoming what would otherwise be the litter tray for every neighbourhood cat.This is a time consuming build but well worth it - there's lots of timber to buy, cu...
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:28:23 PDT
Choosing A Bench Vise
Choosing A Bench Vise - More DIY How To Projects]]> MetalworkingMaster123 A vise will hold your work steady and is essential in any workshop. The vise in the picture is a Wilton 11104 heavy duty steel bench vise. Vises are also terrorist weapons, used by ISIS. Except they call them visis. Jaw Width The jaw width is key in selecting. For my small workshop, I only need 4...
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 12:05:12 PDT
Kids' Desk with removable booster seat
Kids' Desk with removable booster seat - More DIY How To Projects]]> marcforsyth1988 The following is the process I used to build this small study desk for my son to use for drawing, reading, etc. Find your wood I started with a trip to my local hardware store and purchased 2 sheets of pre-sanded, laminated crafting pine at 3/4" x 24" x 48" each. Trim your wood Next, using a...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:23:43 PDT
The Reclaimed Bench
The Reclaimed Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> -BALES- When I purchased my house, the previous owners left me some gifts ... and by gifts I mean, stuff they apparently didn't feel like moving or dealing with in any capacity. The first thing I noticed was a few trash cans ... who doesn't need trash cans? The second find was surplus vinyl siding and a g...

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:42:46 PDT
Garden Bench Refurb
Garden Bench Refurb - More DIY How To Projects]]> ajohnson145 This project started when I was talking with my landlord about a bench he has at his other property. It was rusty and rotten but I could see the potential. He ended up letting me have it for free because it wasn't safe to use and a bit of an eye sore. I had to remove one side to get it into my car. ...
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:38:05 PDT
BenchBox - More DIY How To Projects]]> OliverS1 A BenchBox is a furniture unique industrial design that combines the ideas of a bench and a box (of course!).The BenchBox is a space saving furniture, this because it combines two diferent functions in a small confortable space. The functional and minimalist design create a link between the user of ...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:39:59 PDT
Easy to make bench
Easy to make bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> Zrobto-Polish DIY Hi everyone . I from Poland . I'd like show you how to make easy bench . Let's do it . Please subscribe my youtube channel for more awesome movie .
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 05:39:08 PDT
How to paint MDF: quick tip
How to paint MDF: quick tip - More DIY How To Projects]]> EYSpace I recently made this bench with MDF and when it came time to paint it, I had trouble getting a smooth finish at the ends of the MDF boards – all the paint was sinking into the MDF leaving holes and a rough finish. Here’s an easy fix I discovered which works like a charm. Brush on glue mixture Dil...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:09:08 PDT
Garden Fireplace with Bench
Garden Fireplace with Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> AllanS1 How to build a fireplace with a bench for your own garden. Working time approx. 2 days. Digging in... Use a pole to establish the center of the fireplace. This will be a reference point so make sure to use a long pole. Use a string and some spraypaint to mark the edge of the fireplace. Then you c...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:22:04 PDT
zero-emissions reclaimed bench
zero-emissions reclaimed bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> timsway about two years ago i made this bench (and video) out of reclaimed barn wood using only old-fashioned tools and zero electricity just because i felt like it. i was just posting a different vid and i saw the 'hand tools' contest so i figured i'd post this to throw into the contest. thanks! -tim
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:24:53 PDT
Foldable Stool-Step [UPDATED]
Foldable Stool-Step [UPDATED] - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi Lately I helped a friend to design a foldable stool-step. Those brilliant pieces of furniture were very common in Italy in last century, but it seems that lately they are not considered trendy and you don't see them often. In any case they are so suitable that I designed three models with small vari...
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:55:34 PDT
Woodworkers Bench Vise From An Old Clamp
Woodworkers Bench Vise From An Old Clamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> antagonizer 'C' clamps don't last forever. The most common wear happens when the swivel head becomes loose and falls off of the moveable jaw. This doesn't render them useless, but it can be annoying when you have to hold the swivel in place as you set your clamp. There is, however, an option for these old clamp...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:11:48 PDT
Workbench with Storage
Workbench with Storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> bcb10 This instructable will show you how to build my workbench or one similar to it. I built this desk as a workbench for my college apartment so I can make while I learn. I spent $14 on it as I found all the wood to build it, however, you might spend more if you have to buy all the supplies. Good luck a...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:47:57 PDT
Low-Cost Standing Workbench - No Screws Needed!
Low-Cost Standing Workbench - No Screws Needed! - More DIY How To Projects]]> FabricateIO When we upgraded our electronics bench setup, we wanted a new table that was cheap and incredibly easy to assemble (and disassemble / transport for moving).Our solution? Turn two 4'x8' sheets of 23/32" plywood into a slot-assembly, no-screws-needed project bench, that can be assembled and disassembl...
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:53:52 PDT
Log Bench
Log Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> against the grain Custom log bench Cut a large log in half, long ways this log weight about 500lbs, had to use my truck pull it out and then a tractor for lifting. Smooth out the surface I used a hand planer and belt sander to smooth out the top. Burn the design Draw your pattern and then burn it with a w...
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:02:52 PDT
Garden swing bench
Garden swing bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> skiedra I had that urge again - workshop urge, to go out there and construct something.And behold - a garden swing bench.The summer was about to begin and we needed a quiet corner in the garden to sit down in the evening to catch the last glimpses of sun.------This project was made based on my personal napk...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:23:22 PDT
Vintage Inspired Slat Table/Bench
Vintage Inspired Slat Table/Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> jturner44 This is my tutorial for building a vintage inspired slat table/bench. Inspired by the Nelson slat tables, these are made from all types of wood, teak being the most common. This one is made from poplar, available at most big box stores and sold by the linear foot. During this tutorial we're going to...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:31:32 PDT
Superhero Kids Bench
Superhero Kids Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> AmateurHour A friend of mine wanted a bench for her sons who just happen to like the superheroes Ironman, Hulk, and Spiderman. I couldn't resist the opportunity to combine my longtime fondness of painting with my new skills in woodworking and naturally I also had to make an instructable.Materials:2x3x8ft lumbe...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:26:27 PDT
Pallet Wood Bench and Gabion Table
Pallet Wood Bench and Gabion Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> blissful2015 Green design gives us the opportunity to be extra creative. When materials or objects have served their original purpose, and are put in the category of "waste" (what an absurd concept anyway!), we give them new life by uncover their potential and beauty, and celebrate them in new ways.These ben...
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:03:43 PDT
pallet bench
pallet bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> soldierman86 one pallet cut in hand.attached in the back.sand with 12o primed and sky white cloud haze stain
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:52:32 PDT
Bench and Planter
Bench and Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> AmateurBuilder This is the almost finished combination of a corner Bench and Planter. In fact there are two benches (120x40cm) and a smaller, half in length (60x40cm) combined with a planter (40x40cm), which can be placed in the garden or outside providing the possibility to fix them in an "L" shape or keep them i...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:29:12 PDT
Concrete Garden Bench
Concrete Garden Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> rubenrijst As an Architectural engineering student I learn a lot about building with concrete. The funny thing is that I never used concrete in my life. So I was going to change that and make something out of concrete. The first thing I came up with was a concrete garden bench. So here we go!If you like this p...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 02:50:38 PDT
pallet bench
pallet bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> logger125 easy to build outside bench make a cut As you can see the first step is very easy. All I did was cut a pallet. Then I folded it up so I made the backside the backrest take another pallet apart Having a good pry / wedge bar really come in handy. The wide surface when you pry helps to not snap t...
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 17:48:48 PDT
Pallet Top Benches and tables
Pallet Top Benches and tables - More DIY How To Projects]]> BenjY666 at my work we have a lot op wood pallet tops we can't re- use so they al go to wast. So i got the plan to make some garden furniture out of them. A working buddie dropt of a load of pallet tops and i started to puzzle with the following result. I used 3 pallet tops 1m20 x 1m201 complete top fo...
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 14:56:16 PDT
Durable Hardwood Bench
Durable Hardwood Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> rubenrijst This is a very simple tutorial. I made this bench about 3 months ago. It's a simple design for a bench that will last a long time. Materials - 2 concrete blocks - hardwood 2"x3" (45mmx70mm)- Inox screws- Threaded wire (M8)- Heatshrink Make it! Step 1: Mill the wood. I bought hardwood pieces of...
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Wed, 28 May 2014 15:19:29 PDT
Bench power supply using PC power supply
Bench power supply using PC power supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> klilly1 This comes in handy for testing most DC circuits that use 1.2 VDC up to 20 VDC. Total cost was less the $20. I know that this doesn't have the best looking wiring on the inside but I rushed placing components because I really needed it do for testing components at work.Warning: In this project you w...
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Wed, 14 May 2014 22:38:27 PDT
Easy log bench
Easy log bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> mdearborn This I a easy and fun project to make and a good way to provide seats around a campfire. This bench can hold alot of weight and will last a long time (longer if finished). And to take it to the next level you can even burn or carve a design on the surface. Step 1. Get a log Step 1. Get a log th...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 15:10:18 PDT
3-Position Grinder Stand
3-Position Grinder Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> Richard_H So, who doesn't need a 3-headed grinder stand? I realized that I was constantly shuffling a pair of bench grinders to the one open spot in my shop, and my nice sharpening station was stashed in a cupboard where it hardly got used. I could buy grinder pedestals, but I didn't want to give up space...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:54:28 PDT
Dutch Bucket Grow Table
Dutch Bucket Grow Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> jddelta This instructable is dedicated to my beloved daughter,  Rachael Marie Hello everyone, I'm back and submitting another instructable. This one I'm calling a Grow Table, Hydroponic Dutch Bucket System. I have completed the table and the dutch bucket system. Now I will share them with you. If you have ...
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Sat, 26 Apr 2014 05:36:08 PDT
Faux Stone Bench and Planter
Faux Stone Bench and Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> Joshblake I decided to start fixing up the back yard this year, but I wanted to do something a little more creative than just a potted plant or two. So I went searching online to learn how to create faux stone floors and walls and tried to learn all the tips and tricks I could in a short time. I had the idea ...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:08:16 PDT
Pallet wooden bench
Pallet wooden bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> Hariskal I had a new pallet that wasn't needed so I decided to make a wooden bench out of it. I recently made the backyard so I decided that we needed a new sitting item. -After breaking the pallet into its parts, I used my drawing and started building the bench. I used screws to bind it together to make...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:19:30 PDT
How to build a bench
How to build a bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> snowplow120 Do you need help building a bench? Follow these instructions to learn how.  Materials Gather materials 5: 14 1/2 2X4 2: 14 1/2 1X2 Extra Long Screws 2: 2'X4'X90" 3: 2X4X8 (deck wood) 4: 4'X4'X18" Lets Begin Lay out wood Measure and cut wood to engths Base of Bench Begin making the base by...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:17:41 PDT
Pallet to Potting Bench
Pallet to Potting Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> floppyjoe I have a 12ft x 6.5ft x 6.5ft Poly Tunnel to put up in the next week or so, once the weather calms down a bit. So in the meantime I was looking for a Potting Bench on line, and in the local garden centers. I was disappointed at the build quality of the units on offer, the price was also excessive. S...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:33:33 PDT
Maker Station: The Portable Reconfigurable Work Station for all Makers
Maker Station: The Portable Reconfigurable Work Station for all Makers - More DIY How To Projects]]> Matt2 Silver When I started this project I wanted to build a work station that I could use for a variety of projects and that I could take with me when I do demonstrations.  I also wanted something that wouldn't be flimsy and something with a lot of utility in terms of usable surfaces and storage options.  After...
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:10:19 PDT
Sofa made from a bed frame
Sofa made from a bed frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> Elliot Lord I designed and made this for a friend and all the materials were either found or given to me. The main parts of it are the head and foot boards of a single bed (approx 95cm wide) and single bed slats to give the seat more comfort. All the other pieces are easily obtainable and they are standard ...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:10:39 PDT
DIY Drum Sander
DIY Drum Sander - More DIY How To Projects]]> HUKBMBEAR This is only a short guide to help with something a don't like doing Sanding I think sanding is not the most interesting part of the project, unfortunately its the part that can either make or break the look of the finished job. On several occasions I have found a need to sand around corners o...

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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:53:21 PDT
White Oak Benches cpine522 I make some benches for our kitchen table.  White oak is the material and it turns out great. Please view and tell me what you think. I like to hear others opinions and comments.  Chris
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:32:23 PDT
Low Waste, Simple, Rock Solid Workbench
Low Waste, Simple, Rock Solid Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> skitz First order of business when I moved into my house was to build a work bench.  Okay the wife made me paint first, but the bench was pretty high up there. After I built mine, my family came out to see the house, and my dad was so taken by it he wanted to recreate it in his garage.  I drew up some pl...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 18:57:07 PST