Step 1: Acquire Workbench
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!
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
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
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.