I have a small work bench in my room to work with electronics. Since it is small it's always crammed (see the BFEORE picture...) and I end up working on the office table. I took some waste wood that I had lying around and built that work bench top. It's super easy to build and helps a lot to keep the place usable.
- Some waste wood
- a piece of pvc pipe
- 7 screws
- 2 brackets
Step 1: Building the Main Structure
The main structure consists of 3 pieces. The side, the back and the top plate. I fixed them together with screws (see picture). Since it's standing on only two sides, I fixed it to the table with 2 brackets (one on the backside and one on the right side) to prevent it from tilting or sliding off the table.
Step 2: The Wire Dispenser
Since I always had the cable reels lying around, I wanted to have a neat place for them. I built a easy dispenser under the top plate of the new bench extension. On the left side is a small plate with a hole in it that matches the diameter of the pvc pipe. on the right side I drilled a hole halfway through, so the pvc pipe will fit into it. On the front side is a cover plate with small holes for the cables. You want to taper them on the backside to make it easier to guide the cable into the holes. To install the cable reels simply insert the pvc pipe from the left side and arrange the reels one by one while gliding the pvc pipe further in.
And finished you are! :) It's really very simple but enhances your work bench a lot! I hope you enjoyed.