A few years ago at this point I dropped the wired workbench” V1 on ya. Over time I have upgraded, added, and organized. My tiny shop is my daughter’s favorite place to go, so it’s about time she had her own work space and tools!

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I snagged some basic plans from the internets, then tweaked them for the bench that I wanted.

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Next I went out and bought all of the wood/MDF/pegboard. I made a few cutting/measuring mistakes, then went and bought more wood. I measured and drilled all of the pocket holes and assembled everything but the top. I decided to route a nice big round edge on the 3/4" MDF top to minimize scrapes. I did that perfectly. Popped the clamp off and watched it fall off of my saw horse directly onto one of the corners!!! My neighbors got to hear me say things.

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I pulled out my new cordless rotary saw and cut that piece up and put it right in the trash. It is my belief that if you are a intermediate DIYer (as I am), you are in for at least two, but probably 3 trips to home depot (or wherever). So while I contemplated my third trip. I had a look at the rest of the workbench to make sure I didn’t need anything else while I was at the store.

I hammered the cleats on the two bottom side supports after they had been attached. In doing that I blew the screws out of the pocket holes and it was just a little rickety. So I pulled the cleats off, cut two new pieces, drilled the holes, put the cleats on and re attached.

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Just the easy parts were left, which is one of the things I love about pocket hole joinery. You cut the wood, drill your holes, then you just have to put it together!

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And Finished! Toy tools arrive tonight and I will pick up pegboard hooks at lunch. It’s covered by a sheet right now, but I plan to show it to her tonight or tomorrow if it’s too late by the time I get it setup.

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Car content: My daughter and I took the Alltrack through the car wash. It’s a brand new car wash and if you go for the $15 wash the fuckin’ thing goes into disco mode when you go through. She loves it! I always bump this song when we go through and we dance.

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