2x4 Basics Workbench Kit, Model# 90158MI
I'm no pro. I can cut straight and put things together but I won't win any speed contests. I bought these because I was given a miter saw and band saw for Christmas so my plan was to build a long bench for one and a square one for the other. I decided to go 6' x 2' for the miter saw and 2' x 2' for the band saw. The kits made it extremely easy to put together two nice looking, sturdy, functional workbenches. I'd recommend them to anybody. Great product!
March 26, 2014
This kit makes a great bench. I made it 4x8' and used 3/4" plywood for only the top and bottom shelves. I left the middle shelf out, so I can store taller stuff on the bottom shelf.
The bench is very strong and does not move at all unless you really want it to. It is easy for one person to assemble. I would put together another, but I don't have room. :)
February 11, 2014
Excellent leg set
I found the leg set very easy to use and very strong. I created two 2 x 8 foot work benches for my work shop and I am pleased with the results. I added 1 x 4s to raise the top above the legs and then used 3/4 in plywood that overlapped the top of the legs. I put a 1 x 2 in edge on the plywood. I stained it light oak and finished with a gloss polyurethane varnish. The 2 x 4s were painted black. It made a very nice looking workbench. I put 1 shelf a the lowest level using 1/2 plywood. This was also stained light oak and finished with polyurethane
October 23, 2013
I was skeptical of this product at first, but the kit made it very simple to construct the workbench. I ended up buying another kit.
April 26, 2013
Good customizeable workbench
The sturdy legs can be used with your choice of lumber sizes to make a custom workbench.
April 24, 2013
Going to buy a couple more!!!
This is a great kit.! Cheaper than building one. If I need more room, just take it apart and store it out of the way. Going to buy some more for drill press and miter saw. It is really stronger than you can imagine! Great Item!!!
April 23, 2013
This workbench is as solid as granite. I used ply wood and reinforced each shelf with an additional 2X4. Its heavy but I won't need to move it. I even cut out some of the middle shelf so I could sit in front of it while I work. The possibilities are endless.
April 23, 2013
Easy as it gets instant workbench
This workbench is as easy at it comes. Add 2x4's and you are done. You can make it any reasonable size, and it is very sturdy. Great for any beginner looking to add a reasonable workbench to their basement or workshop. Price was very good, and value was even better.
April 23, 2013
Close but no cigar!
I am a proffesional and have been for 35 years and 4 certified trades many 1 step up at a time. I saw this and right away I saw a sheetmetal layout bench with 3'X8' sheetmetal storage, also and machine benches in the shop, even an incredibly easy woodworking bench (with a couple upgrades maybe) or a blue print reading table etc .But then I can hear many people say,"All I am saving is the cost of $12.00 for 2- 8' untreated 4 X 4's. The idea is through the roof but the one way they would be viable is for temporary
work stations on construction jobs and then they would without any doubt invalueable and a well needed product and then a great buy.
February 13, 2013
Better Than The Average Steel Bench
I now have 5 of these in my sewer-backup-prone basement and in my garage. They not only have saved me many hundreds of dollars in steel workbenches that, in several instances, I would have used only as a table, but they, unlike steel workbenches, can be made with the size of a 4'x8' sheet of plywood as a maximum. I have had great success in using them as a base for power tools such as a router table, portable table saw, and drill press and have used them for projects requiring a large flat surface, such as gate construction. They also look great with oak/birch veneer tops/shelves and cedar 2x4's as the frame, Many thanks to Northern Tool for introducing me to these workbenches.
January 8, 2013