Slowly but surely, Bench Mk.II is coming together.
More shelves are up and the stash is being, er, stashed…
Nearer the bench proper, the paint racks have gone up. These racks, like the shelving, are built from Elfa’s hanging shelf system, and some spice rack baskets. Overall, they’re fantastic, but the thinner paints (Vallejo, Alclad) could certainly benefit from some sort of solid surface to sit on, as they tend to sit a big precariously on the wire.
Then, yesterday, these arrived…
These workbenches are the Gladiator Cadet 6624 – available on Amazon for a fair amount less than many other workbenches out there. Better yet, they’re eligible for Amazon Prime, which means free shipping!
Seriously, if you don’t have Amazon Prime, look into it. We’ve transitioned a ton of purchases – diapers, K-cups, etc – over to Amazon because the savings from lower prices + free 2-day shipping are just ridiculous. It even applies to the occasional kit!
Got the first bench and the drawer cart squared away last night…first impression…this sucker is BIG. At 24″ deep, it’s the same as the old Costco tables, but that’s where any similarity ends. These benches are 66″ wide to those tables’ 48″, and a whopping 39″ high. They’re tall enough that I could probably work comfortably standing up.
Up next – the second bench, a new, taller seating platform, and getting things squared away. I’m still not entirely sure what I’m doing to do for hanging the fluorescent shop light over the paint bench, so I think I may stick with Bench Mk.I’s “there I fixed it” solution until I get a better sense of what I want to do back there.