The workbench. Aside from a floor it's the most important surface for any handyman. I don't have a garage, and my floors and dinner table are too fancy to solder electronics and dismantle car parts on. I needed to make a mini work bench.
- Lots of 2x2 pine
- Some scrap 2x6 pine cut down to make more 2x2 pine
- 1x36 sheet of pine
- some peg board
- peg board hangers
Doodle something, put it in your back pocket and forget about it for a while. I think one part is for a TV stand:
Cut frame pieces down to size:
I'm joining everything with pocket holes. As this goes into a furnished basement, I want it to look a tiny bit pretty. So drill pocket holes in everything. My cordless drill ran out of juice half way through. I also sanded everything down lightly so it's not as rough. Again it's going indoors so lets make it pretty.
Make the sides of the table first. Line them up and clamp them still.
Connect the sides together with the longer pieces:
Step 6: Table top.
Need to make notches for the back legs. Wood was splitting. This is when I realize there won't be enough wood left for the bottom shelf.
Step 7: Install the pegboard.
At some point during the pegboard installation I made recessed holes, and put in wood screws through the frame to secure the table top.
I'll get wood for the bottom shelf later.