Today, we'll be covering the attachment of the workbench legs, as well as my method for attaching the two 4'x8' framed tabletops together to form an "L" shaped surface area.
X marks the spot in which I drill one of three holes along the 4' side of tabletop #1. I will actually drill all the way through the 8' foot side of tabletop #2 as well so that I can insert a 5/8" diameter lag bolt to secure the two tabletops together.
I did have one washer left from the small batch I purchased, so this is probably closer to the textbook way to doing this.
Attaching the Legs:
First I had to do some measuring while sitting in my chair to determine how tall I want this space. I opted to go for a height in between the level at which most people would find comfortable while sitting, and the level at which most people might care to stand at the workbench. Perfect for me because I can comfortably sit at this desk, but can also stand at it without having to bend very far over to deal with parts & tools.
Anyway, so I took my 4"x4" sticks and cut them up (after measuring, of course) and attached them to the framed tabletops. In the photo below, you can see one of the corners where I have screws going all over the place. The two screws on the very left are helping to secure the short side of the frame. The two srews that are on the right are what's securing the leg to the inside of the table frame. There are two more screws going into this leg, just like the side we're currently looking at.
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