with final dimensions of 48"(L) x 24"(W) x 34"(H). If all things go well, I'll make another one on casters with shorter length, say 24". That way I can set them up next to each other for bigger projects for one to act as a feed table or for use with sheet goods.
Last weekend I made the first one! I'm combining the pics above with the plans for this bench from ana-white.com as well as inspiration from wayneofthewoods.com
6 @ 2" x 4" x 8'
Cut List (all 2 x 4):
8 @ 33" - legs
2 @ 20" - bottom shelf supports
4 @ 44"- stretchers
4 @ 10 3/4"- upper supports
Not on list:
scrap wood for shelving material (14" lengths, 10 pieces)
16" x 48" x 1"osb (rated for subflooring)
6" x 48" x 1 " whiteboard
The final result isn't pretty, but definitely functional. I pieced together the top from a few scrap pieces of osb and other wood I already had on hand. The reason for combining the three plans is to avoid the 90-degree legs which are common to ideas from the ana-white site and make use of sheet goods I already had. The bulk of two 2 x 4's (or one 4x4) makes for a sturdier base. And this sucker is sturdy. I climbed all over it without feeling any deflection, and although it is entirely possible for one person to move it, two sets of hands and backs makes the job much much easier.
Ways to turn this into and even better workbench:
- add locking casters for portability (will probably add this when I make the second unit)
- a second "sacrificial" layer of material for the top for durability.
- an extra shelf support higher up as a place to store my clamps (need to build up more scraps first)