This post will be about getting the materials for the workbench that you see on the left. It is mine. I made it from reclaimed wood. I am going to show you how I did this and saved a good bit of money in the process, and you can do the same. You don’t have to use reclaimed wood, but a solid, well built workbench will cost a good bit.
I have some bins that are far too large for what we need in my shop, so I am going to size them down, and because of this I will be able to use the materials from the bins to build most of the workbench, if not all of it.
Another advantage is it will add about 40 more square feet to the shop. So that is great as well. That being the case, I can replace the space with the workbench itself. And I want it to be huge. Almost the size of a sheetgood – or 4×8.
You will see just a piece of the old bins I had below, instead of the old bins. That is because I forgot to take any pictures before tearing down the bins. So “Oops!” – But that is ok. You get the picture.
But here was the process:
To start, I tore the bins apart. The framing was all of 2×4’s, and we will use those for the workbench’s frame.
Even the small pieces were salvaged such as in the image below in case I needed a cleat or a brace for the table – which I did.
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Ted Leger –
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