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Rated 5 out of 5Â by condor655 Great Product! Great Flexibility to make what you want!
I made some outdoor benches using the WBSK Workbench Hardware Kit. Since I am 4 blocks from the beach, corrosion protection was paramount to have a lasting final product. So I painted the RTC2Z Rigid Tie Connectors and substituted Stainless Steel Screws for the provided Strong Drive #8x1-1/4" screws. I obtained Square Drive Pan Head Stainless Steel #8 x 1-1/4 in. screws separately. The Square Drive Heads makes assembly extremely easy! The RTC2Z Rigid Tie Connectors are Galvanized from the factory. Since you can't paint directly on galvanized steel (it will flake off due to chemistry issues) they had to be primed with a suitable primer before painting. I used Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Spray Paint Primer (which is suitable for a galvanized surfaces) with Rust-Oleum Army Green Camouflage spray paint top-coat (left over from previous project but perfect for this!). The wood used for construction is the WeatherShield Premium Wood Products 2 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. #2 Prime Pressure-Treated Lumber. I asked the Sales Rep if you have to coat the cut ends, as is required with some PT lumber, and he said: "No, it is Pressure Treated all the way through". This project required two 8-foot PT 2 x 4âs with minimal leftover/waste. For the seating surfaces, I used some Composite Decking Material that was left over from a previous project, but is readily available. I designed the depth of the benches to accommodate three full board widths deep (no ripping required) with 1/16 in. space between boards. The seating surface is 18 in. off the ground (Iâm tall!). The Composite Decking is âVeranda Traditional Composite Decking 5.1 in. x 0.90 in. x 12 ft. Brown Traditionalâ. Everything was screwed together using Stainless Steel fasteners except the cross braces used to secure the Seat Boards were nailed in using galvanized nails. The Seat Boards were screwed from the underside to the cross braces, so no fasteners show on the seating surfaces. I decided to put âfeetâ on each bench leg, to not only dress-up the bench, but also hoping that it will keep the legs slightly off the ground to keep them dry. The feet were made using the Simpson Strong-Tie connector, RTR 20-Gauge Rigid Tie Connector, by hammering the side tabs flush, priming and painting and fastening with stainless steel screws. Iâm happy how they turned out â note: there is fine tuning with a rubber mallet required when assembling! Pre-drilling was used for the feet screws, the cross brace nails and the holes through the cross braces for fastening the Seat Boards. Overall I am very happy with the final product and I believe these benches will last for many years, even in the harsh ocean atmosphere environment. What I would request from Simpson Strong-Tie is that they offer a Harsh Environment / Outdoor Service version of the WBSK Workbench Hardware Kit with the RTC2Z Rigid Tie Connectors Pre-Primed from the factory and Stainless Steel hardware included! Would save a lot of time on this project! [Note: I made (2) benches â one 30 in. wide, one 36 in. wide â total cost of material was about $100, but this includes buying the kit and having to buy the stainless screws separately. You can buy the RTC2Z Rigid Tie Connectors separately as stand alone pieces to reduce the cost] [PS - When posting the pictures for this review, I noticed I missed a screw in one of the RTC2Z Rigid Tie Connectors LOL!]
July 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by joethebuilder Easy to build bench, 123......
Kit came quickly via UPS and had extra screws which was very nice. All parts in good condition and was able to follow instructions and build a wonderful work bench. I strongly recommend the product.
October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Golfrob Best do it yourself workbench
This kit gives you step by step instructions,
And Shopping list. I love my work bench
November 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DeeCee Easy to build, strong and stable
I needed a workbench for the garage so I picked up this kit. It came with easy to follow directions that you can follow or you can do as I did and build your workbench in custom dimensions. Everything went together easily and in no time I had a custom workbench. I will be buying more for sure!
April 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by John Six foot work bench with peg board
Second six foot bench built with brackets. Makes making a tool bench very easy. Last bench built for daughter in Georgia.
September 30, 2014