I’ve been in my new housing unit for just under a month now and life is shaping up nicely. I have 90% of the furniture that I need with plans to build the last remaining piece, a custom dresser. In preparation for that project I’ve purchased basic power tools and accessories to allow me to build just about anything. I now have a Black & Decker Workmate 425 clamping table that I’ve already modified to become a woodworker’s workbench. I used that new workbench this morning to build a computer stand with pull-out shelf for my pen/touch tablet, wireless keyboard and wireless scroll mouse. Thanks to that project my iMac and all the mentioned accessories are at the perfect height for comfort during the long editing hours I regularly put in.
A custom dresser will get all my socks & underwear off the open shelves I’m presently using. It will be a basic dresser, painted, built to fit in the available space I have at the end of my bed next to my bathroom. Since I have a receptacle on that same spot I’ll add a lamp and maybe a clapper switch to turn it on when I get up to tinkle. 🙂
My new workbench folds up and tucks away on the back wall of my main entrance closet. I can get it out and have it opened up for use in less than a minute. With a 2 foot by 4 foot top it’s big enough to handle fairly large sheet goods although I need to have some custom cuts by my lumber yard in order to tote it all in my SmartCar. 🙂 Life is good!