Workbench in an afternoon
Ready-to-assemble components provide a great way to stretch your budget and get that workbench and slatwall you've always dreamed about.
Marta gets her basement back
Marta Clark was so ready for her husband, Mike, to move his tools out of their basement and into their 16x30' garage. End result: Mike got his new garage shop and Marta got her basement back!
For his primary work area, Mike selected a Gladiator GarageWorks 8' modular workbench, three ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets, and a GearWall wall system for tools (gladiatorgw.com). They assembled the pieces in about three hours.
Save by assembling cabinets yourself
1. Bolt together the side panels, top, and bottom.
Mike adds the lower back panel
2. Secure the lower back panel with seven nuts and bolts.
Add the leveling legs
3. After placing the cabinet on its back, screw in the leveling legs.
The drawer comes next
4. Assemble the sides and bottom for the drawer.
Finalize the drawer
5. Add the drawer front to the bottom and sides.
Slide the drawer in place
6. Insert the drawer and then attach the upper back panel.
Add the shelf
7. Insert the shelf and attach it to the cabinet sides.
A pair of doors encloses the front
8. With a helper, hang the two doors and adjust the fit.