1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

New work Bench

Discussion in 'Workshop and Home Improvement' started by Koffer, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Koffer

    Koffer

    Messages:
    2,208
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2003
    Location:
    Hopewell NJ 08525
    This little baby popped onto my head last night when I couldn't sleep.
    I wanted something that can get the crap beat out of it . so off to lowes I went .

    $180 worth of goodies and 6hours and I ended up with this 3'x3'x8' monster :cool:
    I just need to toss a plywood top on it when the glue drys
    The legs are 4x4s and the top is made of 2x3s glued face to face with some 2x8s and 2x6s tossed in then all lagged together

    Now I just have to figure out how to move it :doh:
    bench1.jpg bench2.jpg bench3.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2007
  2. nicholastheczar

    nicholastheczar

    Messages:
    1,414
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2005
    Location:
    Magnolia, TX
    Nice bench and nice garage!
     
  3. wfd175

    wfd175

    Messages:
    1,217
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2005
    Location:
    Washington, MO
    Try furniture sliders under each leg. (lowe's) The don't have the wobble that reasonably prices wheels have. You can purchase some expensive neoplast wheels, but the swivel, still "swivels", when you don't want it to.

    My bench is similar, but is 4x12 with 2 pieces of 3/4" marine plywood, with 1/4 inch plate on half.

    yours looks much nicer. Nice Job
     
  4. Brentbba

    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

    Messages:
    10,094
    Likes Received:
    499
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Location:
    OC, CA
    I think you need a few more bolts to hold it together! Seriously - NICE!
     
  5. Koffer

    Koffer

    Messages:
    2,208
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2003
    Location:
    Hopewell NJ 08525
    Thanks

    I used the whole box of 100 (wanted to use more)

    I wanted something to bolt a big vice ,grinder and maybe a anvil to .
    I'm tired of having a crappy, wobbly POS when getting medevil on a project as it just makes it go from less fun ,to no fun.
     
  6. dr_claw

    dr_claw

    Messages:
    685
    Media:
    1
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2005
    Location:
    Vancouver eh?
    nice vette! I need some signs for my shop too.

    Sweet! Now all you have to do is stain it with gear oil :D
     
  7. stayalert

    stayalert SILVER Star

    Messages:
    1,769
    Likes Received:
    255
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    Norwich, VT
    very cool, your grand kids will be fighting over that one:D
     
  8. spressomon

    spressomon glutton Moderator

    Messages:
    12,457
    Media:
    13
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,016
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Location:
    Northern Nevada
    Install a 3/32-1/4" masonite (hard subfloor material smoot one side) with flat head screws...then when you eventually butcher it up you can easily remove it and install a new cheap top.
     
  9. macneill

    macneill Rollin’ on 33s

    Messages:
    4,062
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2004
    Location:
    Port Washington, NY / Edgartown, MA
    Sweet. I need a garage, or a driveway, or a yard.
     
  10. Trollhole

    Trollhole THC Supporting Vendor Moderator

    Messages:
    20,684
    Media:
    79
    Albums:
    4
    Likes Received:
    2,426
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Location:
    Mauldin, SC
  11. spressomon

    spressomon glutton Moderator

    Messages:
    12,457
    Media:
    13
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,016
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Location:
    Northern Nevada




    You need to get to a state that doesn't see 35 freak'n degrees below ZERO!!! I saw upstate NY had the low temp in the nation last night at -35 degrees!
     
  12. oldIron

    oldIron

    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Location:
    New Hampster
    Bench is nice but the Vette looks nicer? 62?
     
  13. Koffer

    Koffer

    Messages:
    2,208
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2003
    Location:
    Hopewell NJ 08525
    close Its a 60
     
  14. stayalert

    stayalert SILVER Star

    Messages:
    1,769
    Likes Received:
    255
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    Norwich, VT
    I was peat that car too....he doesn't need casters he can just push the bench around with the vette.....