My first bench

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Project by steven06 posted 06-28-2011 02:28 PM 3198 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I need portable workspace in my two stall garage, when I found these plans somewhere on the internet, I don’t remember where, so if you find them please add in the comments. It is two 3/4”x4’x8’ sheets of Baltic birch plywood, oak trim, and four 3” casters, with 3/4”x36” pipe for legs. There is a lot of storage below the center section, which is soon to be filled, finished with three coats of clear poly, sanded with 220 in between coats. It was my first project so it isn’t perfect but there was a lot of learning the whole time. Thanks for looking

-- Steven, Iowa

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#1 posted 06-28-2011 02:51 PM

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#2 posted 06-28-2011 03:29 PM

Great Job! Love the portability! I have a small shop too. Keep up the good work!

-- Randon Riegsecker,

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#3 posted 06-28-2011 03:37 PM

Neat idea.

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#4 posted 06-29-2011 03:48 AM

@Ory, thanks for finding the link!!

-- Steven, Iowa

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#5 posted 06-29-2011 01:28 PM

If there’s one thing to be learned in this particularly expensive hobby is that there is no such thing as TOO much waist level horizontal space in a shop. Good job!

-- I don't know what this is going to be like, but there's only one way to find out..........

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#6 posted 06-29-2011 01:55 PM

You got a lot of potential out of a small footprint. I’d like to have something like this for finishing. I could even cut little holes for my “most reached for” items during the process. Thanks for this!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 07-05-2011 08:37 PM

Nice project. I could use one of these. What did you use for legs?

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#8 posted 07-06-2011 03:38 AM

I used 3/4”x36” pipe what screw into pipe flanges screwed under the wings, it isn’t practical for something you are going to use everyday but is ok for weekend use. If I make another one I am going to try to make folding legs or something.

-- Steven, Iowa

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