I was severely lacking a place to work, so when rains ( western sydney) stopped me totally from working on the wet floor; I decided enough is enough and set out to making a raised floor.
used 2 pallets and spare MDF.
1) sturdy, should not shake while cutting with saw
2) have enough places to clamp
3) should have shelves to keep my tools
4) should be able to slide my unused timber below the table
The bench was going to be heavy, I was not confident about screws taking the load of bars and MDF, hence, dado was cut in the darker shade legs for the lighter shade bars to be better supported . MDF to slide in the remaining space.
Rest is clear in photo. Once rain stops ( hopefully tomorrow) will run to Bunnings and get levelling-feet . Also had seen some drill bits which will help me cut holes in the MDF for putting in clamps. One trip to Bunnings and I’ll be sorted.
What a great workaround to a tricky situation @abhayks! Did you have the shelves already? Or did you make those too?
We can't wait to see your projects come to life on your new bench.
Thanks @JaneK . I’ve just
made the shelves today. Ran out of dry wood so praying to sun god to shine his warmth
Fantastic work, @abhayks. I'm in Sydney and also have an exposed work area, which was flooded. I might have to build something like this so I can continue to work when it rains. I needed to stop work completely over the weekend as there was so much moisture in the air that I couldn't even sand timber. The timber became soaked in so much water from the air that sanding it just wasn't an option.
I really like that you've achieved all this from scrap pallets and at a very low cost. Well done.