- Garage bench ideas
old fire door from a reclaim yard, coverwith a piece of hardboard, to keep the top nice and clean, and also when it becomes covered in oil just take off and replace, 6 inch by 4 inch legs, and 3 inch by 2 inch battons to hold it all together, preferably bolted so easy to take a part.
Then some old kitchen base units underneath.Posted 5 years agotrail_ratMember
Thats mines as it stands tonight , just spent today having a reshuffle as my boiler used to be in the corner where the shelves are now so excuse the mess.
Mines made of 2 x 4 with an old reclaimed drawer built into the middle and some lamnate kitchen work top on top.
Will be reworked once i take the kitchen or bathroom out and have spare units.Posted 5 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
Basic wooden frame and an old desktop screwed to it. Then some thin ply up the back for a tool board.
Currently using doors as office desk and that is a good cheap idea. You can always put some 4mm ply on top for hard wearing if needed. Just make sure you can wind the vice in and out fully and is stable enough to hit things on – again consider a covering for main hitting area.Posted 5 years agoCountZeroMember
There are two work tables at work, that I could almost kill for, had I somewhere that could take them. They’re typesetting ‘stones’, that hot metal type was set into forms on. The legs and frame timbers are all around three inches square, with a top made from cast iron with a machined flat top. Can only be moved with a pallet truck, I reckon each one must weigh around a quarter of a ton. Fantastic things to work on, but they go rusty if you sit on them, or splash your tea, in about five minutes!Posted 5 years agobristolbikerMember
Made mine out of 2″ box, welded up into three frames. It’s got to fit into a very tight U-shape position, so the two side went in first, then the centre section slide in. Top and shelves from (IIRC) 3/4″ marine ply cut to shape and rests on top (can’t move in any direction because of the walls. When the top looks tired/is covered in paint, oil etc just take it off and buy a new sheet 😉Posted 5 years ago
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