Richard's Work Bench

Submitted by nveelover on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 15:52

We have been doing some work in our garage and the old workbench had to be dismantled. My husband asked for a new workbench for father's day, but I didn't like any of the ones we saw at the stores. I told my husband that I could build a better one for cheaper and he said ok (although I don't think he really had much faith in it turning out). We bought the wood and then, after putting the baby down for a nap, knocked this thing out in 2 or 3 hours. It was very easy, just straight cuts and screwing the pieces together. I did the whole thing myself with a little help from my brother at the end. My husband loved it and showed off pictures of his Father's Day present to his boss and co-workers. We probably spent about $60 in materials and it really did just take a few hours. I changed the dimensions to fit our space and needs. We had some extra wood left over so we added a back-stop to the top to keep things from rolling off the back and I made the bottom shelf deeper. It was a fun and easy project to do.

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