Making a New Garage Workbench…

Hello, sorry I’ve been away for so long, it has been a very busy time – most of it good! 🙂

The workbench project is something that I have been trying to get around to doing for a long while, but time has been at a premium until last week and I thought I would share what I made.

This first picture is of the space of the old workbench which is on the right of the picture, I started by putting up the back bearer which has been plugged and screwed into the wall and has 3 legs that are also plugged and screwed into the wall to help with weight-bearing.


I put up the rest of the carcassing making sure it is all level and upright; everything is screwed together, countersunk (which means the screw-heads are underneath the wood surface) and not nailed because I might want to add things to the bench and it will be easier to take apart if screwed together.


I then started on the left hand side to make the L-shape workbench.

Using the same idea of plugging and screwing to the wall and putting weight-bearing legs underneath the bearer at the back again.

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The rest of the carcassing is done in the same fashion as the first side of the bench with shelving space and bearers.

After this I had to cut the shelves to size and notch out around the carcassing; this is done from the bottom shelves up to the top work surface.

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As you can see the top work surface is cut to size with some wood at the front edge to make a nice finish and to protect top surfaces edge as well.

I haven’t quite finished everything as yet but I will take some pictures of the complete finished article in about a week or so.

This project only took half a day to rip out the old work bench and then a further day to get the bulk of the new L-shaped workbench in place. I made several drawings and also quite a few revisions to those drawings before I started the actual re-building project.

I have some garden updates coming soon as spring is in the air and some wildlife pictures too! 😉





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