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48aero 10-09-2003 02:56 PM

I'm getting ready to redo my 48, but before I get started I'd like to finish out my garage as a nice shop. Does anybody know a web site that I could go to for some plans for a good work bench with drawers and doors under it. Thanks


awsum34 10-09-2003 03:37 PM

What are you going to use your work bench for? welding, assembling parts,

They have a work bench on to get you started

Dragon J 10-10-2003 01:49 PM

Menards has 'kit' workbenches you assemble- just bought one for my new shop- they have sectional components you buy so you can make it as big or small as desired- drawers, etc. all in heavy steel. I think brand name was gorilla... very reasonable price- (cheaper than you could fabricate)

Kevin45 10-12-2003 08:05 AM

Go to and click on one set of the cars. Scroll down to the very bottom where there is a forum on Garages and ook thru the articles. One person did a whole thread on workbenches with detailed pictures. I went and got the addy. Here you go.



Scuzzy 10-13-2003 11:16 PM

the Lowe's here in Amarillo carries those "gorilla" workbenches DragonJ is talking about, you may want to go check with them if you have one where you live.

Bluejackets67 10-18-2003 09:46 AM

I'm building my own workbench. I plan on mounting the vises on a reese hitch type reciever. This way I can remove them and have a smooth top to through a piece of plywood on.

H2Os50 10-19-2003 04:45 PM

Work Bench
You didn't mention what type of tools you have. If you have a table or radial arm saw with a dado I can send you pictures on how to build a very stout bench.

I used a solid core wooden door for the top with a 1/8" piece of hardboard set over the door.

If you have a Home Depot or Lowes in your area, try talking to the people in the lumber section. Sometimes they get doors in that are damaged on one side that they will sell for 50 to 60% off. You only need one good side for this project. A door without the holes for the door knob is best.

The nice thing about using the door for a top is that they are flat, smooth and strong.

I used 4 X 4's for the legs and 2 X 6's for the side rails. All of the pieces were cut down with the dado to form lap joints and assembled with glue and screws. The top rail was recessed just far enough to let the door and the hardboard set down and flush with the top rail.

Don't glue the hardboard to the door. When it gets torn up or too messy to use anymore, just lift it off and lay down a new piece. Hard board is cheap!


Gearhead forever 01-08-2004 07:44 PM

I like to have my main bench completely made of steel. Its sturdy as hell, you can weld on it, it doesn't absorb anything and you can always put plywood or a cover down for a softer work surface. Metal filling cabinets under neath work pretty well, and you can also add wooden drawers underneath with drawer slides
My new garage is going to have all custom 18ga cabinets with slam latches and a welding bench with a completely closed base. (I'f I ever get around to building them) I like that clean organized look.

MI2600 01-08-2004 08:27 PM

One point I'd like to make. I found it was better to bolt the legs and side supports together. I found the nails didn't hold as well. But, my garage bench (2'X6') is just a simple top with a shelf underneath.

astroracer 01-09-2004 05:33 AM

You can also pick up damaged cabinets at any of the home centers. I bought a $430 dollar 5' long sink base cabinet for $80 bucks because it got dropped off the truck... I fixed it in 20 minutes, put it on casters, built drawers for the blank fronts and put an OSB top on it with some old Formica. It's a versatile roll around bench now and I use it for layout work, mixing paint, carb rebuilding, you name it... and it's got lots of storage underneath the sink area and 9 drawers... :thumbup:
Mark 01-09-2004 08:09 AM

Norm recently did a New Yankee Workshop 2-parter on building a workbench. You can buy his plans for $15.95 or a video/plan for $39.95 (twice the cost for twice the info of a standard NYWS plan) @ the New Yankee Workshop website.

Another version for $10.95/24.95,

Of course that is a wooden bench but could have a steel top for mechanical work. Wouldn't be suited for welding but a welding bench should be all steel and separate from a work bench anyway.

Gearhead forever 01-12-2004 04:32 PM

Another reason I like steel benches and cabinets, is it cuts down on the combustibles in the shop....In our area we have a volunteer fire dept. With response time to the station followed by the 12-15 min. drive to my house....:( Plus, the garage and house are attached....:( :(

keithmiller69 08-08-2011 12:46 AM

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oldcpecdr 08-08-2011 05:50 AM

Need ideas for your shop or garage ? Tons of workbenches, advice, and pics here, my SECOND favorite place on the web...

Mike B

73oldsman 08-08-2011 08:32 AM


Originally Posted by oldcpecdr
Need ideas for your shop or garage ? Tons of workbenches, advice, and pics here, my SECOND favorite place on the web...

Mike B

Thanks for the link! Looks interesting....

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