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Monthly archive for January 2016

How to make a workbench

How to make a workbench

Like many people, my workshop is a car garage that I’m slowly converting. One thing I’ve desperately needed is a solid workbench or assembly table. Up until now my workbench consisted of two saw horses and a sheet of particle board on top. It worked but was not very stable and was not ready when I needed it. I couldn’t just walk out to my garage and start work. I always had to spend time setting up an area to work. It didn’t take a lot of time but it was one barrier that kept me from getting out there as much as I would like. So with this project I take care of that and get a stop closer to having a real shop.

How to Make a Barstool for Around $3

How to Make a Barstool for Around $3

I like to do projects I call “One board builds.” A one board build is a project that I can complete using one piece of lumber. This is one of those projects.

I built an entire barstool out of one 8 foot 2×6 piece of lumber. You can typically buy a 2×6 for around $3. With screws and finishing you can build the barstool in the following video for less than $10. Now I know not everyone has the time, tools, or desire to do a project like this but you still might like one of these barstools. If you are one of those people and you are in Northwest Washington State, I will have a few for sale for $95 each (I know the materials are a lot less expensive but I put a lot of time into building and finishing these). If you are elsewhere in the country I will have kits available that you can assemble yourself. If you are interested please email me at diybaron@gmail.com.