Where to get a workbench?
Have a new place with a sizable cellar, so thinking of setting stuff up down there. Has anyone had good luck picking up an old workbench from somewhere or other? Looking for ideas on where to look to try and get one.
Decent link here on making one yourself, which I don’t really fancy but could do if it came down to it:
Anyone gone down this route – I’ve seen more manly looking workbenches tbh.Posted 5 years ago
Try machine mart or Costco did have a very nice workbench/trolley with high back (for tool board etc) for quite a reasonable price. Other tool places might have them too (eg FFX tools, axminster…)
but often the cheapest way is make one. Get down a proper timber yard and even consider a cheap worktop (eg ikea) for the top. There was a thread recently with people showing off their DIY efforts.
This is the Costco one:
Posted 5 years agoConan257Member
Mine is from a yard which sold reclaimed wood.
3×2 frame. 19mm MDF top which I planned to “double-top” creating a replaceable layer, never got around to it.
I’ve now got a workbench at a perfect height for me, 2m long and just under 1m deep giving LOTS of room for working on stuff!Posted 5 years ago
project – Member
Garry lager if youre around the chesater or liverpool area i will come round and build you a bench. Thks project – I’m S Manchester so maybe a bit out of range. My diy skills are wretched but I reckon I may have it in me to craft a workbench – some great benches on display here for inspiration.Posted 5 years ago
Bump for this one as I have knocked up the workbench on some ikea units and a length of old worktop – very passable it is too. Any tips for what can be used as a tool board to hang up the back of it?
There’s some good threads on mtbreview (e.g. this one) on workbenches and a lot of them are using pegboard. Is that something that’s easy to get hold of here – don’t recall seeing it in the big DIY stores?Posted 5 years ago
Looks quite neat, but I guess a big mdf board and some nails would do the job?
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