Anyone who’s been to a Maker Faire, or in the MAKE officers, has seen the ubiquitous Maker Table, a simple, very beefy workbench that we put together, made with components from our friends at Simplified Building Concepts. Chris over at SBC wrote to tell us about this cool project a customer has done, adding two drawers and a swanky finish to the tabletop so that it can be used as a living room furniture piece. [Thanks, Cathy Smith!]

Workbench Remake – Elegant Top, Drawers and Shelf

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Anonymous

    That’s really classy. It could feel at home in a workshop or a living room. Very nice! And what is that? Conduit? Clever!