Posted February 19, 2014
I bought a pair of these, one for me and one for my wife (a cloth cutting table). It was simplicity itself to put together with the top and bottom shelves. With 3/4 inch ply for both shelves they are nice and solid. I added a couple of cross braces on the big table but otherwise followed the instructions. They will make a major improvement in our ability to complete projects more easily.
Posted December 5, 2013
I used 2x4 braces across each shelf on 16'' centers, 2 for each shelf with joist hangers, also I put metal corner braces on each of the outside 2x4's for each shelf, over kill,of course it is, but this is one VERY SOLID work bench, I am 100% satisfied with this product.
Contrary to another review I just...
Posted January 9, 2013
Contrary to another review I just read, this is a great workbench. If you use quality wood and follow the ridiculously easy instructions (without improvising0, you'll have a durable workbench. I'm not sure what the reviewer meant by ...only good for "light" work, but there's nothing light about the bench I just built. It's level, heavy, wobble-free, and As a serious hobbyist, I couldn't be happier. Reality Check: This is as solid as you CHOOSE it to be. However, if you're a professional and not a hobbyist, know that this may not do the trick if it's your main workbench. Although I could make a strong argument otherwise, it's probably seen as only a great supplemental bench for a serious woodworker.
This set of legs was nicely...
Posted December 8, 2012
This set of legs was nicely thought out and engineered. Of course my father and grandfather would be hyper-critical about it being made from plastic. (of course their workbenches were carved from the bases of redwood trees it would seem, since they weigh in at almost 1000 pounds!!) Easy assembly. All screws come with. Assembly instructions are limited but if you can't figure it out by the images on the box, then you probably shouldn't be working with sharp tools. I would suggest further cross bracing on the shelves. At least one additional on the lower and middle shelves, and I would add 3 to the top shelf as this will be seeing the most punishment. (And yes, don't go skipping a shelf on the bottom or middle just because "you" don't think it needs it or you don't want it. This is designed structurally to have all shelves present.) Nice simple shelving (workbench)solution at a fair price.
ed note: archiving/ sounds like user...
Posted September 16, 2012
ed note: archiving/ sounds like user did not add lower shelving- which would be critical for proper support//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////Use only for ightweight projects. We made 2 4*8 tables and a smaller one 2*4.5 table. All of the tables went together easily and that is a plus for the product but the larger tables began to twist as the tbles legs began to deflect after about 6 months to the point where they could not be used further. We ended up building the legs out of wood and everything has been fine since.