The Make blog reports on a great set of Flickr photos showing how Jim (a.k.a. bondcliff) built a large bench in his new workshop. The picture above shows his Megabench, which he has divided into a “tool” side on the left, and a “nerd” side on the right. The nerd side includes his electronics and craft tools plus an old PC running Ubuntu. The tool side has your usual assortment of — surprise! — tools. There’s a nice shelf running above the entire length to help keep “clutter” off the benches. A series of outlets over the shelf also runs the length of the benches.
The surface for both benches is 3/4″ plywood with hardboard on top. The frame and legs are 2× material; 5/8″ carriage bolts attach the legs to the frames.
A well-planned and executed layout. Nicely done, Jim!
bondcliff’s photostream [Flickr]