Building a bench and arbor combo is in some ways less complicated than building a standalone bench. The arbor provides the structure, and the bench comes along for the ride with no complex angles or fancy joinery.
A shelter of vines or branches or of latticework covered with climbing shrubs or vines. A walk through Garden arbor that can support plants and generally complements the landscape.
Free plans. How to build an octagonal (eight sided) BBQ picnic table, plans and instructions.
I found that I had accumulated so many small clamps that storing them was becoming a problem. So I resolved to come up with a clamp storage system that would keep my numerous bar clamps and spring clamps out of the way but still within easy reach. It turned out that the perfect spot was right over my head.
Bandsaw boxes are novel in their design, deceptively simple to build and make perfect jewelry, trinket or keepsake boxes. And the best part of all is that you do not need a bunch of fancy joinery tools to build them. Just a Bandsaw.
Even if you do not have a lathe, there is a simple way to make a tenon on the end of a dowel. You start by mounting a straight bit in a router table.
Finding the space for lumber storage has always been a problem for me. So when I built a new workbench recently, I decided to incorporate some lumber storage. The base of the bench is built primarily out of two-by stock. It consists of four trestles that support the benchtop and provide a place for creating a rack to hold lumber.
Because shop space is nearly always limited and there are so many different types and sizes of nails and screws, the space-saving, low-cost hardware organizer, has been a real advantage in my shop. It lets me see at a glance what is in each can.
Take the bridge frame to the location it will be finally installed. Make sure bridge is set on a solid foundation. Also, to avoid injury, two people should carry the bridge frame to its final location.
Whenever I clamp a wide panel or long board to my workbench on edge for sanding or planing, I need a way to support the other end. So I built this simple bench vise helper, as shown in the photos to the right. It is easy to make and allows me to support panels up to three feet wide.