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      Here is a nice work bench stand build that will give you a little extra need room on your work station.
      'We needed a space to get a few things off the table but still nearby for easy access so the solution was to create this simple work bench stand, and it works great!'

      DOWNLOAD THE INCLUDED MODEL TO STUDY AND MODIFY THIS DESIGN TO FIT YOUR APPLICATION
      PLEASE ALSO SEE INCLUDED PARTS LIST TO BUILD YOUR OWN WORK STATION TABLE.

      The cost for this build comes at about 100 bucks

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      Lets Get Started!
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      ALL PARTS NEEDED TO BUILD YOUR 20X40 V-SLOT MONITOR STAND
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      TAP (WITH SELF TAPPING SCREWS) ALL FOUR CORNERS OF THE ENDS 20X40 V-SLOT

      HERE ARE FEW TIPS TO TRY AND FOLLOW:
      • TRY TO USE A DIFFERENT SELF TAPPING SCREW EVERY OTHER TIME YOU TAP A V-SLOT END. THIS KEEPS THE THREADS SHARP AND FRESH.
      • SET YOUR DRILL TO LOW AND SET THE RATCHET LEVEL SO WHEN YOUR SELF TAPPING SCREW BOTTOMS OUT IT WILL NOT STRIP THE HEAD.
      • ALSO REMEMBER TO DRILL IN SMALL INCREMENTS BACKING IN AND OUT AND RESTARTING AS YOU SET THE THREADS
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      -NOTICE- THREADS MADE IN TAPPED ENDS

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      TOOLS AND MATERIAL NEEDED FOR TAPPING THE V-SLOT

      DSC04458.JPG ALL MATERIAL FOR THE ENDS OF THE MONITOR STAND (L BRACKET SET UP WITH SCREWS)


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      -NOTICE- THE HOLES THAT ARE CLOSER TO THE BEND ON THIS L BRACKET.
      THESE ARE THE HOLE SET WE WILL USE ON THIS MOUNTING

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      -NOTICE- AGAIN, THE L BRACKET IS EVEN TO THE V-SLOT SO YOU WANT THE HOLES THAT ARE CLOSEST TO THE BEND OF THE L

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      PLEASE PRESS DOWN WHILE TIGHTENING THE L BRACKET TO ENSURE A FLUSH MOUNT


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      AGAIN PLEASE PRESS DOWN WHILE TIGHTENING

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      FIND CENTER AND MARK IT


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      COMPLETE SIDE V-SLOT
      BUILD YOURS THE SAME WAY


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      MATERIALS NEEDED FOR (FRONT AND BACK) BUILD OF THE TOP FRAME ASSEMBLY


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      AGAIN -NOTICE-HOLES THAT ARE CLOSER TO THE BEND OF L BRACKET ARE USED ON THIS BUILD


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      FRAME SET -UP AND PARTS WITH MATERIAL TO BUILD TOP FRAME OF MONITOR STAND


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      LETS WORK ON THE SIDES
      -NOTICE- PRESS FIRMLY AND PLACE BOTTOM BLACK ANGLE CORNER CONNECTOR ON FIRST


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      LOOK CAREFULLY ON PLACEMENT OF L BRACKETS AND BLACK ANGLE CORNER CONNECTOR
      AND MATCH THEM FOR YOUR BUILD


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      BLACK ANGLE CORNER CONNECTOR PLACEMENT
      LAYING THE SIDES FLAT HELPS KEEP EVERY THING FLUSH AS YOU WORK THE SCREWS IN FOR THE CORNERS

      DSC04479.JPG BLACK ANGLE CORNER CONNECTOR INSTALLED(BOTTOM-FIRST)
      MATCH THE SIDES AS SHOW FOR YOUR BUILD


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      LAYING OUT THE TOP FRAME PARTS NEEDED FOR ASSEMBLY


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      CLOSE UP OF FRAME ASSEMBLY CORNER WITH THE SELF TAPPING SCREWS


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      -ATTACH- CORNERS TO THE V-SLOT 20X40 WITH THE SELF TAPPING SCREWS TO ASSEMBLE THE FRAME​
      • REMEMBER-SET YOUR DRILL TO RATCHET WHEN THE SCREW BOTTOMS OUT
      • ALSO REMEMBER TO DRILL IN SMALL INCREMENTS BACKING OUT AND RESTARTING IF NEED BE
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      -NOTICE- THE PARTS ON THE BUILD - LAYOUT 4 OF THE 40x40 LEGS FOR THE BUILD. AS WELL AS THE 8MM SCREWS AND TEE NUTS


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      READY TO SLIDE THE LEGS ONTO THE TOP FRAME ASSEMBLY
      -NOTICE- TURN ALL OF YOUR TEE NUTS TO THE UP POSITION (ONLY TURN THEM ON A COUPLE THREADS IN) READY TO ACCEPT THE 40x40 LEGS AS SHOWN

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      YOU WILL NOW BE ABLE TO SLIDE THE LEGS DOWN INTO POSITION (HOLDING THE SCREWS HEADS OUT) ON THE L BRACKET.
      TAKE YOUR TIME AND MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS ALIGNED AND IT WILL GO SMOOTH

      DSC04487.JPG TIGHTEN DOWN THE SCREWS
      THE FRAME WORK IS NOW COMPLETE

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      GETTING READY TO INSTALL THE TOP BOARD
      FIND CENTER OF THE 1000mm BACK V-SLOT AT 500mm
      -NOTICE- I AM MEASURING ONLY THE V-SLOT LENGTH, NOT THE CORNERS

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      MARK YOUR CENTER

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      FIND CENTER OF YOUR BOARD


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      AND ALSO MARK THE CENTER

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      ALINE THE TWO CENTER MARKS AND KEEP THE BOARD FLUSH TO THE FRONT.
      THE WIDTH OF THE BOARD WILL FALL A LITTLE SHY ON THE BACK , BUT FOR US THIS IS OK AS IT IS NOT SEEN.

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      CLOSE UP OF MARKS LINED UP

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      LOCATE SOME FLAT BOTTOM PAN HEAD STYLE SCREWS THAT WILL WORK TO SCREW THE TOP BOARD DOWN


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      LOOSEN YOUR TABLE MOUNT L BRACKETS ON EACH SIDE


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      USE THE PAN HEAD SCREWS TO MOUNT THE TABLE TOP


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      RE-TIGHTEN THE L BRACKETS TO THE SIDE RAILS AND YOUR BUILD IS COMPLETE.
      CONGRATULATIONS!


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      ADD THIS BUILD TO ANY WORK BENCH TO CREATE AN OUT OF THE WAY SPOT FOR YOUR COMPUTERS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT​
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  • Build Details

    Build License:
    • CC - Attribution - CC BY

    Reason for this Build

    Needed a space to get a few things off the table but still nearby for easy access.
  • Parts list

    Qty Part Name Part Link Comments
    36 Tee Nuts (5mm) http://openbuildspartstore.com/tee-nuts-25-pack/ Link Sold in Packs of 50 Never huts to have a few extra Tee Nuts around for the next Build (for mounting the L brackets)
    36 8mm Low Profile Screws http://openbuildspartstore.com/low-profile-screws-m5/ Link For mounting the L brackets
    10 Double L Brackets http://openbuildspartstore.com/l-bracket/ Link For mounting the legs to the top frame
    8 Black Angle Corner Connector http://openbuildspartstore.com/black-angle-corner-connector/ Link For creating the top frame assembly
    16 Self Tapping Screws http://openbuildspartstore.com/self-tapping-screw/ Link For connecting the Black Angle Corner Connectors to the top frame
    2 V-Slot 20x40 1000mm http://openbuildspartstore.com/v-slot-linear-rail/ Link For the front and back of the top frame assembly
    2 V-Slot 20x40 250mm http://openbuildspartstore.com/v-slot-linear-rail/ Link For the sides of the top frame assembly
    4 V-Slot 40x40 250mm http://openbuildspartstore.com/v-slot-40x40-linear-rail/ Link Used for the legs
    4 3/8" pan style head screw http://www.lowes.com/Hardware/Fasteners/Screws/_/N-1z0yk3... Link Need to go to the store to pick out a simple screw for this application
    1 Wood board 1"x1'x4' http://www.lowes.com/ Link This is the top board - find something suitable for your build.
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