Hi, I have got the new workbench top finished, well 90%, there will always be something to add.
Its made of lengths of 1200mm long 19mm thick pine board.
I tried to do as little timber cutting as possible, so the shelve frame is 1200mm wide and 1200mm plus 2x19mm high.
I only had to cut the three shelves that fit inside the frame, taking 38mm off their length.
The bottom shelf with the CRO and power supply, is actually two pieces, one that fits in the frame and a narrow piece that is glued and screwed with tags to the deeper one. This makes this shelf deeper for the instruments. (If you look at the picture, near the roll of red tape you can see one of the tags.)
Under this shelf I have made a light box, a piece of timber across the front acts as a shade and support for the LED array that shines down. This box, painted white, will be for containers for holding bits and pieces as well as tools while working on a project, I have a portable tool cabinet to store and lock-up my tools.
In-front of the base of the frame I lashed out and bought a piece of 19mm melamine laminated board to be the main work area.
To keep the frame rigid the back of the light box is a sheet of 12mm particle board glued and screwed to the base and up the two sides.
Higher up each of the narrower shelves has a length of the same shelving material behind it to strengthen and provide a back to it.
Assembled it can be carried by two people.
My next job is to fit brackets on the side for glue gun, heat gun, drills and fit a 4way power board to the timber shade, and also the row of terminals for DC power from the power supply.
(CAUTION: Not all timber in a rack is 1200mm, I had pre warning from a relatives mate who works there, spent quite a bit of time matching 1200mm lengths. In the long term worth the effort.)
Before this my home workbench was an old kitchen table and a wooden shelf made of bricks and plank to hold test equipment, that was okay because I could use my employers workshop if anything got serious.
It used to be ½ a block away, now its 15min drive when he bought a factory shed.
So out of necessity!!!
Whether the results of my work will improve or become more inspiring will only tell with time.
The overall height on the table is just right for a duck diseased guy like me,(bum to close to the ground)
Now let us see where you work, slave, succeed and play with electronics, from pictures posted of some projects the creation environment is pretty minimal in some cases.
So be proud forum members, show us where you do your worst, best in this activity striving for excellence.