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post #1 of 19 Old 04-12-2009, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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garage workbenches

going to be building a workbench in my garage ( well, what limited space i have, stupid one car garage ) and would like to get some cool ideas before i start the build.


doing the basic 2x4/Plywood setup, in an L... lets see what you got.


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post #2 of 19 Old 04-12-2009, 05:43 PM
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not to hijack OP but how are those 33's with the 4.56's on the 2.5L? i read a post somewhere from you that said you recently jumped up from 32's.

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i for the love of life couldnt figure out what to do for a workbench, lowes sells workbenches but they come to over $500 by the time you buy everything, then one day i waslking around and found a metal rack/shelving unit. it works perfect for my needs, i have storage up top and underneath, then use the middle shelf as my work bench
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The cabinet that has the Summit stickers on it came from an old laundrymat. I found and old Kitchen counter top that was in good shape for $20.00 and bought it, trimmed it down to shape, reinforced the cabinet on the inside and put the top on. Couldn't be happier


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Only picture I have hosted online. 2x4's butted up against each other. Super strong. I copied my grandfathers (which my father has), it's indestructible (cept termites I guess) and VERY old. It's in a 8ft x 16ft shed and fits well.

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Work bench... garage? This is in my apartment I was renting...

Since it was in my room, I put my TV on it and hooked up my laptop with a wireless mouse and key board so I could look stuff up while working on the bench.



During the 4:1 install:


(my room never smelled the same again).

Now that I have a house, I have a small 10 shed I will be building a work bench, shelves, and moving all my tools down.

I also have the Craftsman tool box with a small bench top on it. I do like it, with the new house I plan on using that box to be able to roll in and out of the shed to hold tools and parts I will be using on the driveway.



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I went to a local cabinet shop and they gave me some kitchen counter tops that they could not use, made a good workbench top, framed the rest out of 2x4's

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post #9 of 19 Old 04-13-2009, 09:33 PM
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I like the 2x4s. Solid like a butchers block. But cover it with Formica so oil and whatnot doesn't soak in. Formica is cheap. Or, if money is not so much an object, cover it in a sheet of aluminum. You could also buy a giant L shape Formica counter top for a decent price at a home store. Put that on a solid 2x4 frame. For cabinets, find somebody that is going to replace theirs and offer to take them away. The color is irrelevant, that's what paint is for. Keep what you want, landfill the rest.
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Here is mine. I am tall, so I made it tall, so I wouldn't have to bend over all the time.
I work at a fab shop, so I got the 1/4" steel free.
Trying to figure out how to paint it and never did a splatter paint, so started slinging the brush.



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Man this thread really makes me want to get my shop in shape,dont have any electric yet(over a year).Then I need to get some benches,music and a crap load more tools.Its a 10x20 that I only keep my tools,mower etc in.So I got plenty of room just not sure how I want my bench yet.
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i also had the same problem.. small one car garage so i just heading down to the local lowes and picked up some 2x4's and two 3' by 5 1/2' foot half inch plywood and four heavy duty caster wheels cost i think came to like 50 bucks altogether and made my own with the wheels on the bottom so i can move it around to were i need it most and it works great!! i put the plywood on top for the working surface and the other near the bottom for storage and reenforcment of the legs.. then took some ol garage floor epoxy that i had left and rolled it onto the top and it makes a great work platform and in my opinion cost a hella lot less than those small ones you get from craftsman..
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in your local area, see if you can find auctions or liquidations from closed companies, warehouses or local high school left-overs. you can usually find very nice, industrial strength stuff for literally pennies. nobody goes to these events except people looking for start-up company furniture, so you may be able to find an industrial lab type bench for $1. I've worked for two companies now that just throw furniture out (and associated equipment) when the project that required that bench was completed.

what I did in my tiny 1 car garage was get a big MDF board and 2 sawhorses. i keep it folded up against the wall normally, only bring it out when i need it.


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only pic I have of it.I didn't make it, but it was in the garage that came with the house we're renting. Its solid and works good for me right now, of course when i get out of college and get my own place down the road, I have my own plans in mind.
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