Saturday, March 1, 2014

How to Demolished a Wood Workbench

Fig.1 Work bench
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Electric Skillsaw® radial saw 12 inch blade 
Electric cord 25 foot
Trash can 

I was called by a Mr. Applehumber in Santa Clarita, California. They were selling their homes and moving up to Colorado. After the Realtor checked their beautiful home, she requested a huge laundry list of repairs. Jim wanted a wood work bench removed and cut up for disposal and it weighed over 250 pounds. 

This post shows the fifteen steps to demolished a wood work bench. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the garage and the work bench that need to be removed from the garage.
Step 2: Fig.2 and fig.3 shows the empty work bench for demolish.
Fig.2 The bench
Fig.3 Radial saw on bench
Step 3: Fig.4 shows the Skillsaw® electric radial saw that will be used to cut up the wood bench.
Fig.4 Skillsaw 6 1/2 inch electric saw
Step 4: Fig.5 shows the first cut using the radial saw on the bench.
Fig.5 First cut
Step 5: Fig.6 shows the radial saw bottom blade going through the wood bench.
Fig.6 Radial blade
Step 6: Fig.7 shows a back shot of the radial saw cutting the work bench.
Fig.7 Top cut
Step 7: Fig.8 shows the radial saw cut the middle of the workbench.
Fig.8 Cutting top off
Step 8: Fig.9 shows table top cut in 1-foot cuts across the table.
Fig.9 Top cut off
Step 9: Fig.10 shows table top has been cut up in length size pieces.
Fig.10 Top cut into strips
Step 10: Fig.11 shows the pieces are cut up in smaller pieces.
Fig.11 Garage floor wood pile
Step 11: Fig.12 shows the table top has been cut up for disposal. The remaining 2x8x10 that held the table top are left to be cut up.
 Fig.12 Top sawed off
Step 12: Fig.13 shows side view of top, only the bottom shelf and the two top rails are left to cut up.
 Fig.13 2X8 lateral boards 
Step 13: Fig.14 shows one top rail has been cut up and removed.
 Fig.14 - 2X8 Boards being cut
Step 14: Fig.15 shows the remnants of the wood bench is cut up and being placed into the trash can. The trash truck is there to help move the heavy trash can to the street curb.
 Fig.15 Wood being disposed
Step 15: Fig.16 shows the last of the workbench is ready to be disposed.
 Fig.16 Piles of wood

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