at the risk of looking like a complete ridiculous slob, here we go. Bear in mind I literally pulled everythign out and threw it on the ground lol. The whole shop is getting redone, and theres no point in trying to be "neat" here.
To start, this is the old bench the previous owner ... I hesitate to say made... it hardly qualifies as a bench. A wobbly, loose shelf is a better name for it lol. It was quite bad
Step 2 was planning and pulling everything out and down. Tons of scrap and junk. Id like it very very clear i HATE HATE HATE peg board lol. I just dont like it at all, and I much prefer french cleats
Once I got the table torn down, the wall was bare, and I had 2 4x8 sheets of wainscotting and 1/8" garbage plywood ill NEVER use, so on the wall they go. Cleared up a lot of room actually.
Heres a cool tip I learned a while ago. If you're over show surfaces, instead of paint you can use tape. The process should be self explanatory. It allows you to instantly see where studs are, which is super helpful and time efficient. Stud finders are cool and all, but this process is just so much faster and easier.
once you get your panel up, obviously the studs get obfuscated, so the lines allow you to instantly see where studs are without guessing or having to check with a slow stud finder.
Being on dirty concrete, the paint actually comes up with a couple swipes with a towel. As aforementioned, you can just use tape and it'll achieve the same effect
I had SO SO SO SO SO MUCH SCRAP. SO MUCH SCRAP. I dont know why I horde it lol. Instead of burning it, I decided to make a "live wall". As i make more scrap, I'll just nail it up on the wall. I added some floating shelves made from other scraps to add some utlity to the wall as well. Here is the footprint of the new bench
Shot of the shelves and live scrap wall
And this is where Im sitting atm. Shelving and doors installed, the bench top is 5" thick of pine and plywood from the old bench and some other recycled products. The actual surface is engineered hardwood I had leftover from my office wall (shown above). Quite durable, and looks pretty imo. Wont ever get used otherwised. I'll be implementing a large drawer under the main section and making a purpose stool for that spot. Work's been slow due to tearing down my table saw and my kitty's death on thursday.
To be done ->
Drill press and OSS station with storage
Implementing some kind of air station, my air tools and compressor just kind flop around lol
Miter station relocation and upgrade