Here it is, hack #2!
It’s a work bench I’ve made for my new shop. I used 2″ x 2″ lumber for the frame with one 2″ x 4″ under the work surface to help stiffen it over the 8′ span. The sheets of wood are OSB (oriented Strand Board) which is inexpensive and strong. It’s made from strips of wood chips glued and pressed together. The sheets I used are 5/8″ x 2′ x 8′ and cost about $8 per sheet. I used 1 5/8″ drywall screws for most of the assembly and a few 3″ drywall screws at the corner points. The paint is Glidden Porch and Floor paint and costs about $21 per gallon. I had the light fixture already but they can be purchased for about $25 with bulbs and come with a plug in cord. I installed two power strips with the leads running out the rear of the back board.
I wanted a place to put my oscilloscopes up and out of the way yet in a place that I could easily access and see them when in use. I decided to make an overhead suspended shelf for them. This design keeps the area below them free to be used while working on projects.
The whole bench cost less than $100 to build and I put it together in two evenings time. I really like the large work area and overhead lighting. All that is needed now it to mount my tool rack to it and it’s ready to use!
Here’s the time lapse video of the build: