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    New "Repurposed" Vanity... Trash Picked Of Course.

    I picked this old vanity up at the side of the road. I had ideas to make it into a multipurpose welding, grinding, assembly bench. I had already started working on it when I took this pic...

    Cut up a Harbor Freight furniture dolly and mounted it too the bottom to make it portable.

    I had a lot of OSB left over from another project so I plated in the back and top with a couple of pieces of that. I also added some reclaimed pallet boards to add some structure to the corners. It is pretty stout.

    With the top in place.

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    I also added a middle drawer (it was blank) and reinforced all of the drawer slides.
    To get the unit up to my working height I added some 2 x 6's on edge to the top. I laid these out so i can slide a clear plastic shoe box into each cubby hole.

    Once all of the "updating" was done I decided to give the whole thing a coat of white paint...

    I picked up a 1/4" x 24" x 54" piece of steel plate for the top. Itwas a little rusty so I DA'd it down, hit it with some Metal Ready to knock down the surface rust and called it done...

    All cleaned up and no where to go...

    continued in next post...
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    I also painted the hardware to spiff it up a bit.

    All done! Added a power strip to one end and a tool holder to the other. There is plenty of over hang for clamping and lots of storage for stuff.


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    Thanks astroracer! I've added your Multi-Purpose Assembly Bench to our Workbenches category, as well as to your builder page: astroracer's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:



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