Portable Work Bench (Part 26) Multiuse

For those following along with this build it’s been a slow process and sometimes even painful. This time around, the work bench has been moved to our new house and setup in the great room. The initial intent of the bench move was not to be used as a work bench but as a serving table.

Christmas at the new house, the work bench in the background under the gold table cloth.
First Christmas at the new house, the work bench in the background under the gold table cloth.

Being taller than the average table it worked great for dishing our food from. Unfortunately my wife insisted we put a table cloth on it for Christmas and our New Years part. We have also used it on game night to serve food from. To me this was just a good excuse to get it moved into the new house and I’m glad it was useful. Having a work surface like this in the main living area certainly has its benefits.

Portable work bench in its intended location at the new home.
Portable work bench in its intended location at the new home.

Over the weekend that followed I did cut some more oak to length and glued up some pieces for the vise chop. It was a great feeling to be in the main part of the house and work on a project. Historically my work space has been a corner of the garage or the basement that was out of the way, and more of a second hand thought than a primary. This time around it’s different and I look forward to the continued enjoyment of being in the main living area. I would have never considered this, thank you Chris Schwarz for mentioning the idea in a blog post and thank you to my wife for allowing this too.

I still have a long way to go before I will be doing normal production work in this space, but it’s a start to have the bench here and usable.

 

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