Ana's Easy DIY Garage Workshop Workbench

Submitted by Cwrex on Sat, 09/12/2020 - 12:56

Thank you Ana. As this is for outdoors -I used treated wood and Marine Ply - a fair bit more expensive. I followed the instructions to the letter - ordered the timber, did all the cuts and then began putting together. At that point I realised that treated Irish 4x2 is different to Alaskan standard 4x2! No worries though - as the instructions were well laid out and easy to follow - I only needed to cut an additional 1/2 an inch (aprx) off the 8 &1/2 pieces and a minor adjustment on the bottom shelf. A big, big thank you. Even though it was a fast build i've learned so much from it. It has a lovely logic and is very pleasing for the soul. I'll be retiring the white fold-up table in the 2nd picture - if you look carefully at it you will see the mark-up (jig marks) for artist easels. I hope your family has got through the health crises safely. If ye are ever in Ireland - come visit Waterford and give me a shout. Thanks again - Conor

Estimated Cost
€165
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Treated 4x2 and Marine Ply
Finish Used
Loads of Ronseal oil based preservative stain (on everything! the clothes, ground, cat etc).
Big Tip: The carpenters motto 'measure twice - cut once' should extend into your ordering. Treated 4x2 in Ireland is a different size to standard 4x2! In future I will measure the timber before I measure for cutting!
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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