Outdoor workbench

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Project by WAndK posted 08-23-2016 01:14 PM 3478 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Suddenly you realize that your old workbench has seen its better days. And since I got some pressure treated wood left behind from a terrace build…. Why not….

This is a bench that I have standing outside my shop, for sanding, sawing and painting. My wife also uses it for her pots and flowers. It needs to be sturdy, robust and weatherproof to keep up with Swedish climate. As you can see, my old bench did not manage that..

It’s build with 95×95mm legs and 45×175mm top. For this job I tried a new technique (for me) , pocket hole. And I’m quite impressed how easy it was to mount. Never thought it could be that easy to use!

The only problem so far is that it is a bit heavy to move around. And my wife has already asked for some wheels to make it easier to move.

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#1 posted 08-23-2016 05:44 PM

I like it! I could use something like this outside for my wife as well. Have you thought about what you’re going to do to make it easier to move? Are you going to go with wheels for the wife?

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 08-23-2016 10:30 PM

Pocket holes? I prefer using chewing gum, makes for a stronger joint. Jk.

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#3 posted 08-24-2016 02:53 AM

Nice solid looking bench. Nothing better than working outside when weather is nice. Looks like your old bench has done its time.
Take care.
Enjoy your bench

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#4 posted 08-24-2016 10:26 AM

I’m probably going to mount wheels in one end and handles in the other. I think even I could appreciate better mobility. :-)

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#5 posted 08-27-2016 02:31 AM

Nice job!

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