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The 2X4 Basics Workbench and Shelving Storage System

Updated on December 31, 2012

The One Thing You Need To Set Up A Workbench And Storage System

If you're like me, nothing frustrates you more than spending the limited free time you have setting up a work surface and storage system.

I am sure you would rather be doing constructive things.

The 2x4 Basics Workbench and Shelving Storage System can be installed in under an hour with virtually no carpentry skills.

Then, you will be able to get on with what you really want to be doing - designing, building, repairing, maintaining.

Do you want to know more? Please read on.

A Means To An End, Not An End In Itself.

Have you ever wanted to do something but needed to build the means to do it first?

I remember making my very first miter box, before they were commonly available. I wanted to get on with the job, but couldn't until I had the means to do it.

Workbenches are like that. They are useful for making other things, but not that intrinsically useful themselves - unless that is where you would like to eat your lunch ;-)

Similarly, storage systems are (unless you are as obsessive about being organised as my daughter) a necessary evil. I even constructed one for storing suitcases that was suspended from the ceiling. I got tired from tripping over suitcases when I walked into the garage.

But, let's be honest - all in all, we would rather be set up and organised quickly and without fuss.

When you buy the 2x4 Basics Workbench and Shelving Storage System, you buy the hardware. What you get is the means to set up a workbench and storage system fast. No fuss, no miter cuts, no pocket joints, glue or braces.

Just add timber.

How To Be An Individual, The Right Way

People's needs vary greatly. And, one person often has different needs at different times.

One of the frustrating situations I encounter from time to time is that I don't quite know what I need until I learn that what I have is not quite what I need. I really needed something a little higher/lower, wider/narrower, deeper/shallower, and so on.

This often applies to workbenches. What you need today may change tomorrow, because, amongst other things, the uses for your workbench change over time.

This is one of the major benefits of the 2x4 Basics Workbench and Shelving Storage System. If you want to change it at a later date, it is quick to pull it apart and rebuild it.

In fact, many pros recommend that, if you are undecided on size, to build a larger one. You can always reduce it in size later - it's so quick and easy.

The 2x4 Basics is completely customisable. It comes with 8 brackets for the upper shelves. You can build it with two lower shelves or one, two upper shelves or one. Or you can eliminate the upper shelves completely and leave a larger work surface for yourself.

The choice is yours.

2X4 Basics

To Build From Scratch Or Not? That Is The Question!

Here is how you build a workbench from scratch:

1. Design and construct a frame for the work surface.

2. Design and construct the leg assembly.

3. Screw the leg assembly to the surface frame.

4. Screw the material for the work surface to the work surface frame.

5. Construct the top shelf frame.

6. Attach the surface material to the top shelf frame.

7. Attach the top shelf frame to the bench assembly.

8. Secure the top shelf frame by adding a horizontal brace..

With good carpentry skills, you should have a sturdy, well-constructed work bench.

Or, you can invest in the 2x4 Basics Workbench and Shelving Storage System and complete the job in a fraction of the time.

I know what I would choose!

Why The 2X4 Basics Is The Pros' Workbench Of Choice

Professional tradesmen earn their living using tools and equipment.

Time is money. Doing things quicker and eliminating avoidable delays is essential.

Tradesmen subject their tools and equipment to the "torture test". If their tools and equipment can't take it, they lose money through delays. This is why they pay more for industrial quality power tools.

The same principle applies to workbenches. They must be able to take both the strain of physical use and the stress of being moved from site to site.

The 2X4 Basics has earned its stripes with the Pros.

One tradesman reported that, after five years of use, there was no bowing or rocking.

The top quality resin legs and premium quality screws ensure that the end result is a robust, durable workbench. And when you have destroyed the worktop (as I have done on several occasions), it is easy to replace it with a new one.

Using products that are endorsed by the pros certainly gives me great comfort!

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