After an entire day of cleaning out (including a goodwill donation run that included 5 bookshelves...I have a bookshelf obsession, evidently), I was starting to see some potential.
I had previously been trying to use the changing table the Mr. and my dad built as my workbench. While they built me a phenomenal changing table, it did not translate well from baby station to project center (that green thing covered in tools and mess in the back corner, is it...).
|Super old picture, taken while still re-doing dining room chairs!|
Clearing out the garage (including saying goodbye to the changing table/workbench) cleared out a long wall for work station goodness. And let me double my pegboard size and wall storage.
The workbench top is made of 16 2 x 4s, which we glued together (and clamped with some really big clamps until it dried). I considered a lot of other options (hardboard, hollow core, laminate, plywood, etc...), but ultimately making our own laminate out of lumber was the most cost-effective option for making a really strong workbench.
We still need to address the lighting and electrical issues (the only plug in the garage is over by where the old workbench was), and I'll be spending some time with a planer getting the workbench top smoothed out. But for now, I've got a great place to work. The Kiddo has big plans to build his first robot there. For the first time in a while, I can't wait to get to work out there!