Garage workbench recommendations

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Old 12-04-17, 08:54 AM
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Garage workbench recommendations

Looking for recommendations on a couple brands for a garage workbench, cabinets, storage. I like the looks of the Gladiator workbench (shown below). As you can see, I have very limited space, so I need to maximize the area I have. My inclination is to go with an L-shaped work area, with a 24" deep bench on the rear wall and an 18" on the right-hand wall. For reference, when my car is parked in the garage, the nose comes about 2' from the fireplace, which is my reasoning for making the right-hand bench shallower (so it isn't too cramped when walking around the car).

Also, I have a 36" 6-drawer tool cabinet that needs to go somewhere. I was thinking of removing the casters and putting it under the 24" deep workbench.
 
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Something along the lines of the following configuration:
 
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Old 12-04-17, 09:57 AM
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I've never had the luxury of buying any of those store bought work benches and cabinets. I've always just built what I needed and would fit the space allotted. You might want to wait until the job is finished and your car parked in there so you can better visualize what will work best.
 
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I typically construct my own as well, but I really like the steel legs and butcher block top. I suppose I could make the legs and frame myself out of lumber and just buy the butcher block and cut it to fit. That's probably what I'll end up doing since the space is limited and I may have a hard time finding exactly the right size benches, not to mention paying a fortune for them. I could get all the materials and butcher block for just under $300, which would be less than a single store-bought bench, then maybe buy one or two store-bought cabinets to hang over top
 
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Found these at HD. They're only available in 30" and 36" depths though.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Edsal-33...BL30/204417821

Found a 30" leg and a 24" leg. I could two 30" for the back wall and two 24" for the right, buy some butcher block, and make a corner bench to my exact specifications.

http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/wo...table-leg-24-d

http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/wo...g-30-benches-2
 
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I can't seem to find 18" legs, so I think I'll go with a 30" deep bench along the back wall and a 24" bench on the right wall with a taper towards the wall, so there is not a corner jutting out. And I believe I should be able to get away with using one 30" leg and two 24" legs if I support the corner with a ledger bolted to the wall.
 
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Support the bench like such. Gray lines are legs, red lines are 2x4 ledger blocks, butcher block mitered. Or I could do the tops with no miter and support one of the tops on a ledger, which would also allow me to use three legs.
 
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