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August 5, 1999 at 1:25 am #14136RandallGuest
Does anyone know how to or has a plan for building a wood work bench for
outside/inside work tables? It doesn’t seem hard but i didn’t want to build it then find a better
way to build it and have to start all over.
if you could help i would be thankful
August 5, 1999 at 7:17 am #82373Henry in MIGuest
Hi, Randall. If you will go to www3.nf.sympatico.ca/jim.berry/freeplansprojects.htm you will find plans for 7 different kinds of work benches. I think that the kind that you want is listed as Bench,Workshop Table. My bench/tables are about the same but I used 1×3’s put together in an L shape for the legs with 2 thicknesses of 3/4″ plywood for the top. I put tools like drill press, grinder and scroll saw on one and actually work on the other. Since I am kind of tall, I made my benches 40″ high, which saves the back. You can vary the standard designs to fit your personal tastes easily. You might also find that some diagonal bracing for the legs is a big help. Having many different designs to consider from the above site, you can pick and choose the features that best fit your needs.
Henry in MI
January 15, 2003 at 5:46 am #136218WADEGuest
I want to build the top of my work bench out of 2x12s. Part of the bench will be 12″ wide, part will be 24″ wide and part will be 36″ wide approx. What is the best way to frame it to a flat wall of OSB board? Also I want to put shelves under it with doors. I have 20′ of wall to use up. Left to right will be 5′ of 24″, then 4′ of 12″, then 7′ of 24″, 4′ of 36″. No doors on the 12″ and the 36″. Maybe simple work bench was the wrong site to start looking, but it would be simple if I had paid attention in shop class! Thank you for your time.
March 12, 2003 at 4:34 pm #148656martin lucasGuest
using 2×4’s and other wood
June 14, 2003 at 3:51 pm #165915manjit vandalGuest
WE ARE A CONSTUCTION COMPANY WE MANUFACTURE PANNEL DOORS AND OTHER HOUSE FURNITURE WE MADE PANNEL DOORS WHERE WE PASTED 10″ WIDE AND 1/2″ THICK PLANKS ON BOTH SIDES OF 3/4″ THICK COMMERCIAL BOARD WITH HALF INCH.SPACING.WE USED BURMA TEAK WOOD FOR PLANKS AND WE FIXED 1/2″ THICK EDGING AROUND THE DOOR .BECAUSE OF SEASONEL EFFECT PLANKS STARTED CRACKING AND OPENED UP MANY OF THEM GIVING VERY BAD LOOK WHERE AT THETIME OF MANUFACTURING THEY WERE PERFECTLY ALRIGHT AND WERE APPERCIATED BY ALL.NOW MY PROBLEM IS ADVISE US SOME GOOD CRACK FILLER WHICH SHOULD NOT EXPAND OR CONTRACT WITH SEASONEL EFFECT AND SHOULD ALSO BE GOOD ADHERED TO WOOD SO WE CAN FILL UP THE CRACKS AND POLISH THEM TO GIVE A PERFECT LOOK TO DOORS
March 3, 2004 at 6:11 pm #216116brad wilsonGuest
hi, i would like to build a simple but nice looking tool bech for my garage and i dont know what to do. At my old house i had bought a WORK BENCH KIT from a local hardware store but everywhere i have called do not carry anything like that. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas to give to me? I need it to be no more than 4 1/2 feet long and about 4 feet out.
Thank you very much, brad wilson
July 18, 2004 at 12:58 am #247741Tomer talGuest
is there any idea of how to build a bed from wood?
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