Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mini work bench


My "studio" is actually my living room, which I share with two other adults, 1 Irish Setter, 2 Shar-Peis and 3 cats, so an already small space can get rather crowded! I have a nice jeweler's workbench but it's not really big enough, especially when I need to do some concrete or finishing work that will contaminate my metal clay. I found this sturdy microwave cart at Target. It has a wooden top, one shelf and one flat drawer so with a few modifications it's a perfect mini work bench! I already had the metal drawers (also from Target) which fit almost perfectly, and we added strips of wood around the top to keep stuff from rolling off, screwed in a bench pin, and got a board to put in the flat drawer and now I've a got a compact new workspace! Any metal sawing will still get done on the real bench since it's much more solid, but I can now do my dirty work away from my metal clay area. Yay!

6 comments:

Zoe Nelson said...

Very cool, Sue! A great thing for anyone having to deal with small spaces.

Marbella Designs said...

so cool, i love target! i bought some inexpensive bookselves there for bead storage

alfcreations said...

Very cool. Thanks for posting! I'm definitely going to have to look into getting one of those. My poor family has to try and eat dinner around my jewelry mess on the table. Now, if only we had a Target. . .

Laura Trevey said...

I can relate!
My studio is our Dining room ~~

Have a wonderful weekend,
Laura

HappyDayArt! said...

I got a rolling cart from Target with a metal top and I have my kiln on it on top of a marble tile. I can move it anywhere... well not stairs, but it is the best!

Catherine

Cris Leonard said...

Necessity really is the mother of invention, isn't it? Very cool!