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O R G A N I Z A T I O N / New Workbench

In less than 24 hours I did something that would normally take a couple weeks. If you read my post from yesterday, then you know that I’m a bachelor for the week. This is the reason for my pace.

I forgot to take an initial pic, but in case you’re wondering it looked like a larger pile of wood before I built that first box

Anyway, I made all of the cuts I had planned for the workbench. Quickly entertained my parents for dinner. Then got to drilling all of the pocket holes and assembling. PSA: if you build things with wood and don’t have a pocket hole joiner...you are missing out. 

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This dog will not leave my side

 I finished everything but the Masonite tops. Even after measuring so carefully the top came out just a little crooked. So I sank a screw in the center and removed all of the surrounding screws, adjusted, set with a few new screws, then sank all the old ones back in. It also turned out taller than I intended, however I have to cut and brace for the casters I’m going to add, so I will fix that then.

After that I decided to do a quick cleanup of the shop and snap some pics. It fits perfectly where I pictured it, and it will be super useful, especially once it’s on wheels. I might close the bottom, and put doors on too.

Anyway pics if ya like.

One for drilling holes, one for sinking screws
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Those pieces of wood off to the left are what I used to secure the top after I measured it. those pieces aren’t perfectly straight, and neither was my top when I first turned it over...How about that?
Legs on
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Some janky temporary supports that I made for the bottom shelf
Done
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Crooks
Fixed
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Right where I needed it
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I bought a custom pre-hung door when we first bought the house as there was no door to this room. I never “finished” it. So I took the door and hardware off. Trimmed up the frame, patched and painted. Now I just have to paint the door and put it back together. The piece of wood is a threshold that I made for the void that remains from the wall I removed the last time my wife was away. It needs a couple of coats of poly yet.

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