Adding a little flair to the workshop...

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Project by PlanBWoodworks posted 03-23-2018 02:56 AM 3253 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few months ago, I built a new workbench. I built that workbench to have a little style in addition to lots of storage and functionality. However, this created a new issue. I had a good looking bench (in my opinion, anyway), but it was surrounded by functional but less aesthetically pleasing tool storage and against an ugly wall. I decided that I would address that by hanging some 3/4 birch plywood as a tool wall. The plywood is an excellent option as it allows you to put a screw in anywhere. This made it pretty simple to create specific tool hangers as needed. I finished the plywood with BLO. Thanks for looking!

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???

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#1 posted 03-23-2018 09:59 AM

Nice work station

-- Petey

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#2 posted 03-23-2018 12:22 PM

Sir, That’s quite a useful wall rack for your tools, right at hand. And having two benches is also quite a nice addition tont shop. Use one for assembly.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#3 posted 03-23-2018 01:23 PM

Nice looking work station

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#4 posted 03-23-2018 02:49 PM

Very well organized, TV takes up allot of space. first time I have seen one in the shop, hope it is an aid, and not an accident causer.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 03-23-2018 03:24 PM

Bushmaster, it is absolutely an aid. I have never taken a class or had any training. What little I know, I picked up from places like this and YouTube. I have WW videos playing while I’m working. The tv is also great for watching football and such. I can assure you that safety comes first. I never allow it to distract me when a tool is running.

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???

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#6 posted 03-23-2018 03:27 PM

Freddie Mac- thanks! As an avid Ole Miss Rebel, it’s always nice to hear something good from a Tiger. I grew up in McComb and am very familiar with Denham Springs. Have a good day.

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???

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#7 posted 03-23-2018 08:47 PM

This is beautiful and organized storage space and I love the computer screen.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 03-23-2018 09:03 PM

Bench is awesome and I’m sure the organized back wall will make your woodworking experience more enjoyable

-- I could quit if I wanted

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#9 posted 03-23-2018 09:48 PM

You have a nice looking shop, very organized, well designed.

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#10 posted 03-23-2018 11:38 PM

Looks really good. I like the BLO/birch ply a lot. Thinking of doing exactly this in my shop. Well done.

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#11 posted 03-24-2018 12:05 AM

Wow! I’m a little overwhelmed with all the positive feedback. Thanks all! I really like the way this easy project spruced up my shop.

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???

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#12 posted 04-14-2018 11:23 PM

PlanB – in my last shop, I had a shelf about 7 feet off the floor for my TV.
it was a big ole 30” CRT that weighed about 125 pounds !! LOL
hope you enjoy that compact flat screen for many years to come.
Good Job and very well organized.

-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

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