I showed you the lumber storage bench I built yesterday from the Family Handyman site. Today, I’m going to show you how I modified it to make bench #2.
I needed another bench to store my scrap lumber. I have another 2 ft wide piece of scrap plywood from that 70’s waterbed that I wanted to use for the top of the bench.
I built three of these pieces.
I made the top from that scrap I had, 5 ft x 24”. I used old fence boards to add extra support near the bottom on the front and the back. You could use 1x6 or other lumber. I wanted to do this as cheap as possible.
You can see my fence boards on the front and back. I added wheels on each of the three components.
Here is my new lumber storage bench in place near the one I built yesterday. I added laminate shelving (that I found in the rafters yesterday) to the first and second shelving area on the left.
You can see that I have some small pieces of plywood in place on the right. They were slipping through the cracks….
….so I added a thin piece of plywood to the bottom, all the way across. Now I can fill it up without anything falling through.
You can see I have put my new bench to work. It is loaded down with lumber, and will be a nice work surface, or a place to hold some tools.
Much of the lumber that is now on my new bench came from this spot. It’s the area I showed you in yesterday’s post about what was on today’s list of things to do.
This is the piece that held some gardening tools, painting tools, and smaller pieces of scrap lumber.
Now the area is mostly cleaned up. Today I will buy a couple of metal shelving units, one of which will go here to hold more small pieces of lumber.
The other will be holding spray paint and stains, although I am not exactly sure where it will go yet. It will be replacing an old Sauder piece that has been in the family for years. I somehow haven’t really taken a picture of that area yet.
Today’s job is to fill up those new shelves.
I get to take a little break today, as my daughter Jamie is driving through Louisville on her way to Indiana, and will be dropping off her little Lucy so I can babysit her till the weekend. Isn’t she adorable?
Hoping to have more news about progress tomorrow!
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.