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How to retrofit an old desk


#1

I need to mention this here, because it may greatly help someone
else. Since 1985 I’d been dragging around an old desk and tried to
make it work as a ‘bench’. Had it up on blocks to get some height,
etc… It never really worked but I just dealt with it.

After doing some online research I found detailed instructions
posted by Brian Meek on how to retrofit an old desk. Showed it to
hubby and that was all he needed as within 2 days he put together
what Brian Meek calls a ‘FrankenBench’. It’s the right height, has a
catch drawer and a 2nd pullout drawer for working/drawing on. It’s
exactly what I’d been wanting. Thought others might find it of use
too. Thank you Brian!

http://www.alberic.net/Toolbox_Index/FrankenBench/FrankenBench.html

Liane Redpath Worlund


#2
I found detailed instructions posted by Brian Meek on how to
retrofit an old desk. Showed it to hubby and that was all he
needed as within 2 days he put together what Brian Meek calls a
'FrankenBench' 

Hey Liane, I’ve got the hugh heavy old desk, can I borrow your
husband??? just kidding, we’ll get to it eventually. I just love
Brian’s instructions.

Glad you found them. jeanette


#3

Did ya’ll check that Frankenbench out? What a riot! The ugliest
bench I’ve ever seen, but very practical and doable for one who can’t
afford an “official” jewelers bench.

Marianne hunter


#4

Hi all:

If you think the one in the pictures is ugly, I should show you what
my original one looks like… (If I can ever get it cleaned off
enough that it looks like anything (If I can ever get it cleaned off
enough that it looks like anything other than a pile of tools…)

Yeah, as I said in the writeup, what matters is that it works right.
Everything else is just for show.

Anyway, thanks for the kind words. It’s nice to know that people do
read that stuff and find it useful.

Regards,
Brian Meek.


#5

Hi all:

If you think the one in the pictures is ugly, I should show you what
my original one looks like… (If I can ever get it cleaned off
enough that it looks like anything other than a pile of tools…)

Yeah, as I said in the writeup, what matters is that it works right.
Everything else is just for show.

Anyway, thanks for the kind words. It’s nice to know that people do
read that stuff and find it useful.

Regards,
Brian Meek.