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This is my tiny little shop, the start of it anyways. We rent a house from my mother-in-law, so I’m not going to be putting a ton of money into the place. The shop is in the basement, where it can be a little crowded. It’s nice though because the ceiling is all open, and I can easily tie into power for all the tools. I ran a 1/2” EMT conduit along the wall above the bench, and put 10 duplex receptacles. I’ll have to run an additional circuit over from the panel soon, I’m sure the breaker will start tripping since everything is on the same circuit. I also put 5 4’ fluorescent light fixtures above, it really lights it up. That’s one thing I was lacking before was a decent amount of light. I had to quit whenever it got dark, but I’ll no longer have that problem. The bench is just made with 2×4s for the frame, it’s about 34” tall. I had an old cabinet sitting down there, so I figured I would incorporate it into the bench. For the top, I used 3/4” OSB. This is tongue and groove, because that’s all they carry at Home Depot. It’s roughly two feet deep. Then I used an adhesive and set a piece of 1/4” hardboard on top for a smooth finish. It’s only been on there for a day or two, and its banged up already, so it might be getting replaced quite often, depending on how picky I end up being about it. Now I just have to make some kind of system to hang tools on the wall. I saw this French cleat design on here, and I would really like to do it, but the walls really aren’t even remotely flat, so I’m not sure that would work very well. I’m not crazy about peg board, but I supposed I could use it if I cant come up with anything else. Thanks for looking, any advice would be greatly appreciated!

-- "Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men"


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#1 posted 09-01-2015 11:32 PM

Looks like a good start Jordan. Nice and bright and still pretty clean. THAT will change quickly I’m sure :-)

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#2 posted 09-01-2015 11:40 PM

That’s a bench! Reminds me of something else for you to build now. HAHA With all that space you could make a table for your miter saw.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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Jordan Moore

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#3 posted 09-01-2015 11:41 PM

Yeah that was after about an hour of sweeping sawdust up haha :) what do you mean a table??

-- "Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men"

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#4 posted 09-02-2015 02:45 AM

Something like this so you can cut long pieces. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/61766 All you would have to build really would be the extensions on either side.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#5 posted 09-02-2015 02:53 AM

Oh okay, I was just planning on cutting a piece the same height as the saw and putting it where I need it haha

-- "Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men"

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#6 posted 09-18-2015 06:32 PM

This is a really nice space. Its very bright for a basement shop. For the French cleat, you could scribe the back half (the surface which faces the wall) of the cleat to match the contour of the wall. Or maybe you scribe a board to the wall contour and glue and screw it to the back face of the cleat. I understand exactly what you’re talking about. My 100 year old basement walls are “lumpy”. I’d have to be creative to use a cleat system myself.

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#7 posted 09-05-2016 03:20 AM

Nice shop!

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