I haven't forgotten about Workbenchapalooza2017, it's just that work got busy and ate all my weekends the past couple of months. I've been stealing a few hours here and there.
I finally completed initial assembly of the prototype/archetype workbench I'll be using in the workshop. Design criteria:
- Inexpensive materials
- No fussy joints; it's all flat-stock glue & screw.
- Stong and rigid; top section is a 7.5"-thick box-beam that will take a sledgehammer blow.
- Easily replaceable top surface; it's just a trimmed sheet of 3/4" particle board with some optional edging.
- Storage; "I could count myself the king of infinite space were it not that I needed more flat surfaces."
- Drawers are just an optional insert.
- Disassemblable; it tears down into several flat panels.
I have dubbed the design 'Bork', which is either short for Borkwench, or alternatively in honor of Ikea. Your pick.
The assembly fit is a little subpar as it was the working development prototype, but I think it's also good enough to be the first production unit. Now for a bunch more.