The author’s new workbench has 6-inch shortened legs, footers, and
This rear view of the workbench shows the amount of space available for
With a 24 x 80-inch hollow core door attached to its top, the workbench is large enough for a
Here is a view of the author’s finished workbench, which started as a workbench from
Harbor Freight Tools.
The workbench comes in a sturdy 65 x 21-inch box that weighs approximately 80 pounds.
to everyone who ever met him. We miss
In the Shop
Realizing that I needed a workbench
on wheels where I could turn the entire
workbench around without moving
the model, I decided to build/buy one.
Harbor Freight Tools listed a 60-inch
wooden workbench with four drawers
and a shelf for sale in its catalog.
I assembled the table by following
the instructions and the exploded
view (which I found helpful) then cut
6 inches off the bottom of each leg,
ensuring that the cuts were level. There
was a base to put the crosspieces or
footers back on the legs. I flipped the
crosspieces upside down and used a 11/2-
inch wood screw to reattach the footers
to the legs. I then added casters to the
bottom of the footers. The casters make
it easy to move the bench around, and
shortening the table allowed easy access
Next I added a hollow-core door.
I bought a slightly damaged 24 x
80-inch closet door (only $10) from
Lowe’s. I drilled smaller pilot holes in
the door’s corners to attach it to the
workbench with screws. I added a sheet
of wallboard, and was ready to build/
assemble some large Scale models.
Fair skies and tailwinds.
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