Did you build your own workbench? Show it off in the ToolGuyd forum, or describe it below!
My last 2 benches were simple affairs, but they worked well. The first involved simple 2×4 on 2×4 butt joints everywhere, and the second was made with Simpson Strong Tie brackets I bought at the local hardware store.
That second bench had vertical rails at the rear that supported some Gladiator Geartracks (buy your own at Amazon), and also a slide-out vertical shelf with 2 short sections of Geartrack. I will likely replicate that vertical drawer (what else would you call it?) in my next bench, either with Geartrack or pegboard.
I made another using 80/20 extruded T-slot aluminum hardware and a butcher block top from Ikea, and will probably enhance it soon for greater stability and storage potential.
I’ve been brainstorming my next workbench build for a while, and want this one to be a lot more functional, but also more involved. I want it to be a medium for me to try new techniques and designs.
Normally, at this stage of a project, I’d be spending plenty of time online looking online for inspiration.
I would be scouring forums, woodworking and DIYer magazine sites, and off-topic but loosely related sites for examples of what others have built. The internet is the greatest place to look for project inspiration.
While my next design is all but finalized, maybe there’s a feature in your bench that I can incorporate into mine. And I can’t be the only person that’s planning to build a workbench.
There’s also something incredibly interesting about seeing others’ workbenches. Maybe it’s because workbenches tend to be the most-used parts of a workshop, garage, or basement? Or is it because of their individual histories? Something else?
So c’mon, and show off your workbench. You can post photos to the forum, or simple describe your workbench design in a comment.
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P.S. That image above isn’t what my next workbench will look like. It’s something I drew up in Sketchup when relearning the program a few years ago.