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Old 08-11-2013, 04:36 PM
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Simpson Strong Tie Work Bench

http://www.strongtie.com/ftp/fliers/DIY-PROJECT08.pdf

The website has a TON of projects to tackle, I needed a bench to tackle odd jobs a folding table could not. After looking high and low through sears/craftsman, home depot, snap on.... And other furniture websites, I tripped on this.

Very straight foward, only downside: you need a work shop to make this from scratch, which I do not. I have the tools and those folding tables....

Picks will explain better.....


:::TOOLS:::
Saws- hand or electric still fast to do. Tables, eye wear, drill, miter box if you need to cut straight lines. It was cheaper (time budget) for me to pay for the cuts, but still need to notch the lower plywood so the hacksaw or miter can handle it. Drill: Milwaukee 8.0amp drill. Does the job crazy fast and You don't have to worry about wearing it out.



The wood is quality stuff, kept the cost under 65$(with cuts) you can get some fancy stuff for outdoor use, but not needed.

Here's the joint and screws you will be using: there is an all in one kit online, but it's just cheaper to go get the pieces in home depot, shipping and handling makes it cost the same, and you'd still have to wait.





Use gloves, these screws will cut you up

The plywood is just pinch bigger than the original table it's replacing, so this hits the mark



Yes, I used my spare truck wheels to be my second set of hands while building the bench. If you want perfect results, you can mark off the holes with a pencil, drill the holes then screw the piece together. ***caution: the joints have play in them so you still need to hold them with a vice or tires or get help***



A closer look at the joints in action, between the way the bolts anchor and the plates, this thing will hold



This thing is solid. At this point I can't even wait to finish, it's like a medieval torture device, lulz



Here it is before I add it to the corner: mind the mess had to clear out two tables to fit the bench in


The best advantage of this build is that the total bench weight is about 90lbs. I did not fasten the lower shelf so I can manage moving this thing around




Here's the end result:


There is a you tube video of this but it's in fast foward so I didn't post it. Thanks for reading, hope some of you decide to tackle this, it's a 4-hour job
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:19 PM
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Re: Simpson Strong Tie Work Bench

Hey, good job Chris. The bench came out good. My dad used to own a restaurant back in the day, we use those old cooking benches for tool benches now lol
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Thanks Oscar, this project really is for everyone, and i might go for the regular table for my basement, or some junk, lol . Like that 4 shelf thing too, but edsal makes one for $55 in home depot.
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$55 isn't bad, it's very functional, only thing I need now is my own garage hahaha
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Re: Simpson Strong Tie Work Bench

Great table. Looks very sturdy.

Vice on one end, a semi-permanent mounted 6 strip outlet on the other end, a fan and table or floor lamp will be very nice additions.
I have a dishwasher utensil rack mounted against the wall for pencils, paint brushes etc.

Hey Lazarky; married men live longer when they have a garage or a big @$s tool shed.
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Re: Simpson Strong Tie Work Bench

That makes me want to solder LED's into my tails....




Nice werk bench Chris, nothing better than clean, laid out tools and a nice clean place to get projects done. You're doing it right sir, carry on then...
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Re: Simpson Strong Tie Work Bench

Coulda sworn I mentioned the best part of this thing before.... 1000lb weight limit.
Nothing else really comes close in price. Wanna work on a 454 engine, hadn't a table to work on. Here's the video:



Next step: Engine cherry picker, but that is a whole nother story.
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Re: Simpson Strong Tie Work Bench

UPDATE

Top link died, so I'm adding the new one here.

BENCH PLANS

The Bench has been busy doing things and this spring, summer, whenever NYC is done impersonating planet Hoth, I'll be adding a power outlet, and painting the bench up something pretty. Can't wait
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UPDATE

Top link died, so I'm adding the new one here.

BENCH PLANS

The Bench has been busy doing things and this spring, summer, whenever NYC is done impersonating planet Hoth, I'll be adding a power outlet, and painting the bench up something pretty. Can't wait





Why do links expire anyway?

You going with a sheet metal cover or no?

My pop built the one I use with double 3/4" plywood top.
1000#'s capacity? I dunno but it holds a car battery just fine.
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