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$7 amd 2.5 Hours to make a work table for the shed!! See pics

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Don2222, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    I had some plywood, nails and a few tools.

    So I purchased 3 - 2x4x8 premium lumber at home depot for $7. With some plywood I had laying around and some nails, I made a work table for the shed!!

    Support arm is cut at 45 Deg Angle to support inside corner. So the bottom of the support must be nailed to a 2x4 scabbed to the stud!

    Table is 30" off the floor with one 45 Deg support. Top is 1/2" thick - 48" x 20" and fastened with wall board screws for easy removal . Not too big and not too small!! LOL

    Edge of table overhangs a bit for professional look!

    It is very strong too!

    See pics below:
    Click on PIC to ENLARGE!

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  2. wingsfan

    wingsfan Feeling the Heat

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    Ya got to love it and cheap too.
  3. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Yep and I got 3 folding chairs, the 1 in the pic and 2 more FREE at the local landfill!!
  4. heat seeker

    heat seeker Minister of Fire

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    Nice! Let's see how long it takes until you can't see the top for the stuff piled on it! The rule seems to be that any horizontal surface collects things until it's invisible.
  5. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Good place for the mice to have dinner.
  6. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    Yep save that picture, you'll never see that table top again
  7. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    I see beer!
  8. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I love all of the electrical outlets...can't have too many of those!
  9. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    Looks like a pallet project.
  10. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Yes, 10 - 20 amp electrical outlets 5 on each of the 2 20 amp circuit breakers in the shed's sub panel! In fact the outlet on the left of the bench is on one circuit and the outlet on the right of the bench is on the other circuit. So was just thinking that I could put 2 power strips on the front of the bench for some real power!! LOL

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  11. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Yes, Dos Equis and Rolling Rock. The Rolling Rock helped me get the table done. After my friend finished helping we had a KFC bucket of crispy chicken and a Rolling Rock on the new table!!
  12. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Hmmm . . . must be a law of physics or something because the exact thing happens to me all the time with my workbench . . . I clean it up and within a few days or weeks it's back to being cluttered again. :)
  13. heat seeker

    heat seeker Minister of Fire

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    My solution is the Two Foot Rule. I keep a 2' square on the bench clean to work on, and have conceded the rest to the Clutter Gods. Works for me.
    It does get annoying when the piles start to avalanche onto my "clean area", though. Hazards of the job.

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