[sdiy] Ultimate SDIY Workbench?

David G Dixon dixon at mail.ubc.ca
Mon Feb 11 23:27:14 CET 2013

> What would be your ultimate for SDIY workbench?
> Am interested in the work bench itself, as well as tool and 
> parts storage/organisation ideas, and recommendation for 
> essential tools and other bits that make SDIY work easier.
> This bench looks alright, you buy the corner bits, and put it 
> together yourself with wood pieces to suit your own configuration...
> http://joewalnes.com/2012/09/22/myworkbench/

The problem I have with that workbench is that there is not legroom, so you
couldn't sit at it.  I'm not sure you'd want to stand for hours on end while

I use a large steel office desk with a faux woodgrain formica top (it was
being thrown out at my university -- you wouldn't believe what they throw
out there!).  It is perfect for DIY.  I can clamp my large board vice to the
front, and the surface is large enough to also harbour my modular with a
couple of truth monitors.  Drawers under either side hold all my parts, etc.
The only downside is that the desk is fairly large, but I keep it in the

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