Build Notes: Workbench from Scrap Wood

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Steve Hobley's Workbench

Steve Hobley's Workbench

One of our favorite MAKE sayings is “Never buy what you can make, and never make what you can find.” Adhering to that logic, maker Steve Hobley was using a repurposed dining room table as a workbench, and it just wasn’t working — taking up more space that it was worth and lacking means of organization. So he looked at his scrap pile, started building depending on his needs, and shared his build notes with us in Make: Projects. Now his computer, monitor (attached with long bolts through a strip of poplar), 2 scopes, multimeters, soldering iron, and signal generator are all easy to find and within reach. His new workbench is pictured above, and his old workbench below.

28 thoughts on “Build Notes: Workbench from Scrap Wood

  1. Tom says:

    What a great workbench! That’s the kind of bench that inspires you to do things.

  2. Paul-G says:

    Is it me or is the work area sagging in the middle? Other than that – looks good.

    1. dasClown says:

      I see what you’re saying. Maybe it’s the camera angle?

  3. Bosstiger says:

    Reblogged this on Gigable – Tech Blog.

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