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My New Workbench

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Since it may be a year or so before I rent a commercial space to run my computer shop, I built a new workbench in my house. It is large enough to run my workstation, reload three computers, and take one laptop apart simultaneousl(hopefully I will need all the space). It is very tall, I want to be able to work on stuff standing up with out haveing to bend over(hurts my back). If I feel like sitting, I am going to get some high bar stools.

It is strong also. I have both a 2x6 and a 2x8 spanning the distance. You can jump on it and it barely moves.

this is my during contruction picture, it is very blurry

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this is one picture of it finished

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this is one more at a different angle

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I like the high work bench areas, shanenin:-) I also hate bending down to work on stuff, I'm tall, and like you that hurts my back. Very cool set-up:-)

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NICE!! i love custom work spaces.

reminds me of my old life messages days. since i was constantly working on 3-4 different computers i couldn't use a desk so i just used an old school lunch table and slide side to side between computers.

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Looking good! Hope it fills up quickly

ya, business is pretty slow, on paper I am just breaking even. Everyone is happy, and I am getting refferals, so long as I don't destroy any laptops trying to open them I will be doing ok. Come January I will have a half page ad in yellowbook. I am pretty sure I should be getting much busier.

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nice job there, glad that you ar at least breaking even. The new ad will surely be a big help

Good luck

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Thanks, breaking even is ok. On the plus side, I have built up some inventory: harddrives, dvddrives, modems, powersupplys, and three laptops. They are just used laptops, but I figure I can get about $350 each for them.

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Good Work :thumbsup:

Nice looking flooring to.

That laminate flooring is great stuff. It is cheap and easy to put together, just a few snaps(no glue) and your done.

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Good Work :thumbsup:

Nice looking flooring to.

That laminate flooring is great stuff. It is cheap and easy to put together, just a few snaps(no glue) and your done.

Absolutely! Plus, no termite possiblities like with real hard wood.

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Nice stain job on the wood. Most people would have just painted it or left it unfinished ; I really like the look of wood.

Good idea adding those angle brackets for additional stability so the countertop does not sag over time too.

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HEY! I have that desk. The one on the side. I got mine from wally world but I only have one side platform. Plus I had to duct tape the keyboard platform in place cause it kept falling off the rails. :P

Nice looking workbench. It looks way better than the benchs at my favorite computer shop. He never painted them or nothing.

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shanenin,

Nice job.

Lots of room under the work area.

Couple of suggestions:

Is there any way to add drawers?

Hate to see all that space wasted.

How about some slideouts for keyboards?

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HEY! I have that desk. The one on the side. I got mine from wally world but I only have one side platform. Plus I had to duct tape the keyboard platform in place cause it kept falling off the rails. :P

thats where I got mine also. I have two of them, so I took the other shelf off it the second one.

Nice stain job on the wood. Most people would have just painted it or left it unfinished ; I really like the look of wood.

I had left over laminate from whaen I did my kitchen remodel. It still looks like real wood :blush:

Is there any way to add drawers?

Hate to see all that space wasted.

How about some slideouts for keyboards?

good suggestions. As to a keyboard, it is already at the perfect height to place it on top of the counter(arms are Parallel with the floor). If I sit on a tall stool, I think my legs would hit drawers. I fully agree, I have lots of wasted space below, i may try and add some shelves.

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Need a sofa for the guy who is going nuts trying to figure out why his machine craps out while downloading from kazaa, listening to MusicMatch, when he is editing his kids school pic into a autoplay dvd, and chating on G4. DOH had to throw that in.....lol.

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You should grab a KVM switch or 2 so you can have one monitor with multiple computers being worked on

that is a good idea :-)

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Thanks, breaking even is ok. On the plus side, I have built up some inventory: harddrives, dvddrives, modems, powersupplys, and three laptops. They are just used laptops, but I figure I can get about $350 each for them.

What Power Supplies did you pick up?

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Is there any way to add drawers?

Hate to see all that space wasted.

How about some slideouts for keyboards?

good suggestions. As to a keyboard, it is already at the perfect height to place it on top of the counter(arms are Parallel with the floor). If I sit on a tall stool, I think my legs would hit drawers. I fully agree, I have lots of wasted space below, i may try and add some shelves.

Build some drawers into 1, or 2, independent cabinets, on wheels, that will fit under the workbench.

Have one set of wheels, on each cabinet, with locks.

Whenever you sit at the bench, pull the cabinets out, which will give you all of the leg room you need, and you still have all of the storage space the drawers provide.

When finished, or just standing, the cabinets go under the bench, filling up some of that "wasted space".

Also, when the cabinets are pulled out, the tops give you a little more counter space, that you can move to where you need (mobile counter tops :)).

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Build some drawers into 1, or 2, independent cabinets, on wheels, that will fit under the workbench.

Have one set of wheels, on each cabinet, with locks.

Whenever you sit at the bench, pull the cabinets out, which will give you all of the leg room you need, and you still have all of the storage space the drawers provide.

When finished, or just standing, the cabinets go under the bench, filling up some of that "wasted space".

Also, when the cabinets are pulled out, the tops give you a little more counter space, that you can move to where you need (mobile counter tops :)).

I like that idea. Maybe someday(I procrastinate) I will have some updated pictures.

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