For Christmas and my birthday, my parents gave me cash to buy whatever I wanted… and that was TOOLS! I got a compound miter saw, a nail gun, and an air compressor. I wanted to build a workbench/storage bench for my projects. But I had no idea how to put them together or what to do with those tools once they were together!
So I called a friend who is a contractor (he just finished remodeling our hall bathroom – more on that at a later date!). Dan came over and put together the tools, then gave me lessons in how to use them as we constructed my workbench. He’s a great teacher!
We built the workbench to my plans…
… which wasn’t as nicely ‘finished’ as he would have done had it been his plans. But I learned a lot doing it my way…with some tweaks made by Dan.
The top is a whole piece of plywood. It is pretty high but that is how I wanted it. I don’t like to have to stoop down when I’m working on something. The shelves hold 12 small tubs and 8 large tubs.
They are labeled with what I’ve stored in them.
I wrote the labels on the handles too so I can see just by looking down which tub I need to grab.
It frees up a lot of space in my hobby room (or at least will once I get that remodeling project done!).
I love how it turned out! My first project on it was the Roseman Bridge memory shelf. I can’t wait to work on other project on it.