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Discussion in 'The BS Topic' started by Joekool, Sep 28, 2017.
I custom built mine. 4x4 corners, 2x4 cross bracing. 2 2x8 shelves from 3/4 plywood. Strong as hell.
Our bench was a reject conveyor top with legs welded under. Very HD. Watch local auctions. I have seen some very good deals go through them.
Industrial supply companies like MSC and Grainger have many heavy duty benches.
Did you pay 600 bucks for yours? That is not cheap.
I paid $500 ish about 8 years ago.
Got tired of oil soaked splintering wood.
Bought a nice size vise at the same time.
This thing is almost indestructable.
Happy with the investment
Gladiator runs sales all the time, sears had a 6 or 8 foot table for 200 bucks, i had lowes price match it.
Bought mine from a local Delco Moraine brake plant closure auction. Made in their maintenance shop. Very heavy duty with a 1/2 thick steel top and a 1/2 Lexan plastic cover.
I would recommend a steel top with whatever you purchase. And a good size drawer.
I built a table to build a bike on w/ maybe 2' legs of doubled 2x4s (better and cheaper than 4x4s) that was 8'x4' with a 2x6 horizontal frame and 3/4" plywood top. The legs bolted to the 2x6 bits w/ carriage bolts. Once the bike was built and I moved into a house, I cut it down to 6'x3' and bolted on new legs to make it normal height. I used resilient flooring from a flooring company dumpster on the top and doubled the thickness of the top. It cost about nothing and has worked for 15 years. I've added shelving above and underneath over the years.
I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for a sale, that would suit my needs perfectly, thanks
Home Depot disc'od the Closet Maid cabinets, you prob can still get them, the drawers are metal, hammer tone paint on all the face pc's, brushed alum on the cabinets, I then made a custom gray top with plexi on to put pics of cars under, it's not for working on, my garage is more of a place to hang than work, lol like I just did cars and coffee. With a bulkhead, you can put a beer frige in too, Get organized when you do anything in the garage. Here's a pic