My NFWB Build
I'm building a version of the New Fangled Workbench (NFWB), and will try to document progress as i go along.
In anticipation of building some kind of bench, last fall i buile a rolling base for a pair of old waterbed base units. They've kicked around the garage for several years, i hated the thought of wasting them of the drawers. Base lumber was reclaimed from my oldest son's BMX vert ramp (built in about 1999, taken down in about 2005), but the 4 x 4 timbers were short of 16'. Base ended up at 88" long, so today i bolted a section of 4 x 4 to each end, giving me a 95" x 24" base to work on.
In the pics you'll notice that the drawer bases are closer to one end than the other--not centered. Figured i could add some sort of shelving in that space, and that one deeper set would have more use than a shallow set on each end.
The leg base for the bench will be constructed from 2 x 6 on one end, and 2 x 8 on the other, to tie the base together when it's screwed down. Casters currently are one pair straight, one swivel, they will be replace this afternoon with stem/wheel lock on all 4 corners.
Will be using poplar for the top and legs, if it ever gets dry enough for the guy who has it to drop it off--we're hoping for Wednesday. Will be late next week before we get a chance to make much real progress, but we have a start!!