Link of the week

Popular Science’s Living Room Workbench

Oh, you love woodworking, don’t you? Well, just how much do you REALLY love woodworking?  Enough to put a bench in your living room as part of your suite of furniture?

This week, let’s break out the woodworking way back machine and head back to the year 1965. This offering by Popular Science magazine offers some pretty clever storage solutions for hand and power tools, a sturdy work surface and even a simple technique for controlling dust.  Just so the lovely lady of the house doesn’t go ballistic on you. That’s what the magazine article claims, at least.

While I don’t think there’s a tremendous call for living room workbenches, it’s still a pretty interesting read.  Who knows, you may even want to work some of the ideas into your shop!

5 thoughts on “Link of the week”

  1. I couldn’t work that way……I’m not allowed to smoke in the house. That’s why I more or less live in the shop. 🙂


  2. I live in a one room appartment with kitchen and have one Sjöberg workbench in it. And a shaving horse… needles to say I live alone.

  3. I haven’t looked at a Popular Science magazine in about 25 years. Wow that really took me back to my grandparents house. Grand dad read them all the time.

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