A Work Bench For Me!

After my sweetness disappeared outside for a while one afternoon, I went to see what he was up to.  He was out in our shed, cleaning it out, and figuring out a plan on how to add a work space for me in our smallish work area/shed.  It was going to be complete with a flip up design so that we can move it to get our Christmas tree in and out of the corner come that time (which is SOON!).  With this plan, we needed to run to Lowe's for a few supplies.  Hinges, hooks/latches, and wood.  After wandering around this hardware wonderland, we just couldn't justify spending 30.00 on a piece of plywood that we were only going to use about a third of!  That's when we happened upon the scrap (already cut) pieces by the big cutting machine, 3 pieces about the perfect size were just being tossed off.  After flagging someone down, we asked if we could buy scrap pieces, and the guy told us we could just take them.  YES!  He just saved us 30 buckaroos, making the whole project a little under 25 dollars.  He made my day.  Well, after J did by configuring this whole project.  I got my day made twice;o)  So, home we went with the wood spanning the length of our car, over the folded down seats, and into the trunk.  But it fit.
Taking the wood home to get started.
Our 3 free pieces.
After some more planning, we decided to use the Kreg to butt two of the pieces together to make the top, then J framed out the bottom for extra support.  (The third piece of free wood is going to go on the top of an old broken saw horse to become a spray painting bench for me.)

Getting ready to attach the table top to the wall.  It was way heavier than it looked!

Added the hinges on the top to fold up, and then put on the hinged table legs that would swing down out of the way of aforementioned tree (see corner).  J also put little leg stops that are low enough on the floor that we won't trip over them, but just high enough to keep the legs in place when the table is in use.  Smart fella, that J.

Then we added two hooks to attach it to the wall in the up position when needed.

Folded up, it is so functional.

And then I got to add all of my stuff!  What you can't see is the other side of the shed where J's work bench is.  Mine is so much neater and prettier.  He keeps trying to sneak some of his overflow over from his bench to mine.  I'm hip to his tricks though.  They get tossed back on his side with the quickness.  No mess on my side!  Well, unless there's a project happening, but then it's only temporary mess.

Isn't it just SO neat (neat as in cool, but it is neat too..did you expect any less?)!  My hunny really is good to me.  Love you, Sugar Britches!

1 comment:

Karen said...

He's pretty handy, that fella! It's neat the way you can fold it up on the wall. Kinda reminds me of your Daddy's projects. ;o)
Love you, Mama