Dan's Man Cave!!
Well, actually, it's a workshop area in the basement. But because our house is so small, it's the only man-cave space available for him. And since I have my own workshop in the basement, it was only fair to have His & Her's.
So in true Engineer Fashion, he found a model and tutorial online, drew up an Auto Cad drawing (or 5), and got to work building his workbench. Technically, we needed a space to put our scroll saw, band saw, drill press, and random tools that don't fit in my half of the basement. The workbench ends up doubling as a work surface and storage.
|View of the backside with the threaded rods running through.|
|The back and sides together, just needs the top.|
He designed it so that it could be taken apart and carried to the next house. Held together with screws and threaded rods rather than glue and nails.
|Dan posing in his new work space.|
The gray contraption on the right is the band saw I inherited from my grandfather's workshop. He was a master carpenter who made beautiful pieces that will be passed down for generations. Not that I aspire to make as great of pieces as he did, but having his band saw was like having a part of his hobby. It's really old, but it still works well.
I like to think that a little bit of my resourcefulness and creativity has rubbed off on my left-side-of-the-brain-thinker husband. Another aspect of this work space that can't be overlooked is the multi-drawer cabinet that Dan fixed up.
He used my orbital sander to sand down all the surfaces. He primed the metal and then spray painted them with a hammered metal paint. He then used shelf liner for inside each of the drawers.
Lookin' pretty good! Not sure what we will put in ALL those drawers, but I feel pretty positive that we can find stuff ;)
Note from designer: "I'm not finished yet. I still need to work up some electrical stuff. It is already a huge improvement over two sawhorses and a half a sheet of plywood."