Garage bench suggestions

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  1. Joekool

    Joekool Veteran Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    Hollister CA USA
    I need to put a work bench in my garage, looking at Lowes and Home Depot and I'm not seeing much of any quality. Any suggestions where to buy a good work bench? I'm all ears
  2. Green hornet

    Green hornet Veteran Member

    Oct 11, 2015
    North Bay, CA
    I have always built my own. Make it to fit the space I need and storage the way I want it.
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  3. Bandit723

    Bandit723 Veteran Member

    Oct 1, 2016
    Waupaca WI
    I build mine as well is pretty cost effective....If i need a really hard work surface i will buy a cheap kitchen countertop from menards - works well.
  4. budro6968

    budro6968 Veteran Member

    Apr 2, 2016
    Jax Florida
    I built one too. I made it high enough to clear an engine stand with an engine inverted. You get the laminate to go on top to customize fit. I painted mine with high gloss white enamel. It gets beat up so I'm going to put the Laminate on. At least it will not stain and cleans easy.
  5. PalmbchZ28

    PalmbchZ28 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2017
    West Palm Beach Fl
    I bought 2 tool chests and then made a plywood top and covered it in 16 gauge stainless steel.
  6. mrdragster1970

    mrdragster1970 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member


    I really like these home made benches with a 2x4 top.
    You can beat the piss out of stuff, and if it gets a little damage, who cares.

    I also have a kitchen counter top work bench, but NO BEATING on stuff.
    I use that for my lap top, books, soldering, fine work etc etc.

  7. Fbird

    Fbird Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 12, 2011
    atlanta, ga
    ^^^ what he said....
  8. Goodwrench1965

    Goodwrench1965 Veteran Member

    Apr 23, 2010
    Charlotte NC
    I built mdo plywood with laminate on them work benches on several walls in my garage. I used 4 by 4 post and two by fours for a subframe and mounted the mdo and laminate on top of that. I was also fortunate at work too salvage some elevator doors from a renovation I did in the hospital . Those elevator doors are stainless steel and very heavy which made excellent workbenches mounted to the wall and supported at the outside edge with struts made from EMC electrical conduit. I angled the struts from the outside edge back to the wall. I find it very desirable to make the space under the workbench clear floor area so you can store things there and sweep under there too. Any heavy metal panel like an elevator door makes an excellent work bench especially if it's stainless. But like I said for the average guy mdo plywood from the lumber yard and inexpensive laminate make a very nice workbench.
  9. BigBlock73

    BigBlock73 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2002
    Accord,New York

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