What Wood I Do
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Prairieville La
I would definitely use screws and glue for tables and shelving. Far superior to nails as others have stated. My workbenches are made from 2x4's with lap joints and dadoes glued and screwed. The tops are 3/4" birch ply. The 4 tables that go up against my walls are fastened to the stude with lag bolts.
Take the extra time to overbuild your worktables and you will never regret it...
I have OSB board covering all of the walls in my shop. It holds fasteners good, is affordable and is durable. Pegboard is great for hanging tools on pegs and I use the plastic pegboard from Lowes above my workbench but I don't know how practical it would be on the lower 4 feet of your walls.
Who Dat...Every step of any project should be considered your masterpiece if you want the finished product to reflect the quality of your work. Have a nice day, unless you have other plans! "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain."