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post #1 of 26
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A sore back, lack of sleep but in the end this

















post #2 of 26
Wow, that was a productive weekend. I wish I had the time/cash to make something that nice! I've got a bench in the garage that I wax on but it's nothing like that!

post #3 of 26
+1 for the outlets and +2 for the under bench storage of the skis!
post #4 of 26
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There is also 2 outlets under the bench for boot dryers.

Also the under bench storage holds 7 pairs of ski's without touching each other.

Took about 88 Dollars to build. I have the cad drawings that I designed if anyone is interested.
post #5 of 26
That looks real nice, I saved every picture for inspiration.
post #6 of 26
Nice job!

Suggestion: go to Home Depot buy some contact cement and some formica laminate, cover that bad boy up with the finish of your preference and router the edges. That way you have an easier to clean up non porous surface and it will add the finished look. If you havent done this before...its very easy, just make sure you have everything lined up, once that laminate makes contact...its on for good no second chance.
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A sore back, lack of sleep but in the end this

















How do you hae your vises set up?
post #8 of 26
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I cut way just enough to fit them under then 2x4 used as a space/mounting point. It was my gf's idea after the other setup was to high.
post #9 of 26
Very nice. Do you have it anchored to the side or rear walls, or is it stable enough without that?
post #10 of 26
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one screw to the wall on the left to help support the upper shelf. The bottom is 100% stable on its own.
post #11 of 26
Nice work. I like Richie's idea, cover up that OSB. If you dont want to mess with formica (easy really and I have the router if want to borrow it) then at least drop down a few layers of polyurethane.

The bright, Rossignol Orange (LMAO) walls are a good call.

Construction continues here as well. Bench racing anyone?
post #12 of 26
What IS this room? Is that a shower in the corner (closet)?!?
post #13 of 26
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Nice work. I like Richie's idea, cover up that OSB. If you dont want to mess with formica (easy really and I have the router if want to borrow it) then at least drop down a few layers of polyurethane.
.....or paint it with floor paint, wake up at 3 in the AM, go nuts with some spray paint then (6) coats of poly.



Rich's approach would have been easier....but the paint was just sitting there.....
post #14 of 26
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I cut way just enough to fit them under then 2x4 used as a space/mounting point. It was my gf's idea after the other setup was to high.

Think you could post a close up of the vise area?
post #15 of 26
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Hmm I have some of the floor expoy. I also have a can of pourable Poly Shore 80A for like motor mounts I was thinking of using.

Mantra- I'll take a pic tonight of it
post #16 of 26
Very sweet setup. I LOVE the under-bench ski holder. All I'd add would be some sort of mat at the base to help keep the floor tidy from wax scrapings and drippings.
post #17 of 26
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There is a rug in there but the vise's are so far in no scrapings or wax has gotten even close to the edge. Works out great.
post #18 of 26
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Also the under bench storage holds 7 pairs of ski's without touching each other.
Great idea. Both of my benches are 5' long so I can't store skis underneath them. This weekend I will extend one of them by 18", add some supports to hold skis, and add some doors with a lock.

This way I can hide several pairs of skis in there and my gf will be impressed with how I've narrowed down my quiver!

BTW, great pictures. They were all pretty sharp except for the fuzzy one with the two beer bottles on your bench.

Coincidence? I think not!

Seriously, nice job.
post #19 of 26
Mantra- I'll take a pic tonight of it[/quote]

How about that pic?
post #20 of 26
Slick setup man. I'm gonna build a bench when I move into my new place in dec.
post #21 of 26
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Sorry here ya go,







post #22 of 26
Very clever!

Now paint/cover/hide that OSB.
post #23 of 26
I just went to the Depot at lunch...picked up 5 96" 2x4's and a 4x8 sheet of 3/4" OSB. I'm building a bench this weekend too.
post #24 of 26
A piece of 1/4" tempered hardboard (Masonite) makes a great top surface for a bench. It's hard and durable, and replaceable. I like to coat it with a few coats of paste wax for oil resistance and easy clean up.
post #25 of 26
Nicely done, that is A+ work.
post #26 of 26
very nicely done!
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