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Posted September 01, 2013 - 11:20 AM

I enclosed the rear lean to with help from my neighbor a month ago.
I got the opportunity to buy out a guy with a lot of shop stuff. One thing he had that caught my attention was this long heavy shop table- it needs new bottom boards and legs due to water damage, but the darn thing is made of 2x6 and 2x12's. It is 16 ft long and had a top made of aluminum 5052-H32. It looks to be almost 3/8ths thick and was 36" x 8' ft long. There are two sheets that cover the 16ft top. What are these sheets worth?

I Get a lot of storage underneath, 6 drawers for tools, and all that counter top to pile my stuff on :-)

image.jpg excuse the mess- I am working some of that today
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Posted September 01, 2013 - 11:31 AM

Scott, Great looking work bench's you have there. The bad thing is unless you find someone that wants one of those tops, they are only worth whatever scrap is worth in your area. I would list them on C/L if you want to sell them as counter tops. I would think you could get 2 to 3 times scrap selling them that way. Good Luck.

 

You might want to call a counter top shop and ask them what it would cost to get one of those made with the broke front edge like you have.


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Posted September 01, 2013 - 11:39 AM

That is one nice work bench.  are you going to try and move it to your work shop?  I like the aluminum top's they won't become soaked with oil and dirt.


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Posted September 01, 2013 - 12:08 PM

Why dont you want the tops? if thats what your saying



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Posted September 01, 2013 - 01:02 PM

Sorry ... Not wanting to sell. Just curious what the sheets sold for new. I like the fact that it would be easier to clean up any oil or gas that was spilled.

The picture was taken on the front of my shed under the carport. I plan on framing it out so I can work in there this winter.

I had to cut it in half, since I had to get it off the trailer and into the shed by myself. Bout killed me, thank goodness for pipe and casters!
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Posted September 01, 2013 - 01:48 PM

Looks like a nice big work space. You'll have it full of tools and stuff before you know it.  


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Posted September 01, 2013 - 05:01 PM

Nice workbench. Can never have enough workspace.


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Posted September 01, 2013 - 07:14 PM

Right On! Great looking workbenches and countertops :love:


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Posted September 08, 2013 - 09:39 AM

As mentioned above, i got this when I horse traded for some other stuff. I thought it was a fair deal for both of us.. I have been trying to sell some of the stuff to help pay or reduce the cost of the ones I am keeping. In the mix was a 16 x 48 ft greenhouse frame. I thought it may be worth $300 or so dollars, so hoped it would help reduce the cost of my other stuff. I put it on Craigslist and got nothing for about 4 days, I started thinking it may be too big for my potential buyer so I updated the listing to say I would sell half for $150...... 5 days later I have got both sides sold!!

That puts the rest of my stuff at a pretty good price. Still have one more item to sell. If it sells at my asking price which is reasonable. I will have gotten 60g air compressor, table top drill press, the 16' long bench, stick welder, the tanks and torches set, 4' bolt bin and a lot more smaller miscellaneous tools, etc for $500 and still have a few smaller items that may reduce this cost by another $50-$100 dollars. This was hard work loading and unloading, cleaning, selling, etc. but I think I will come out pretty good in the long run. It has been a good learning experience, but I m not sure my back or I would do this again.
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Posted September 09, 2013 - 01:13 PM

That is how you do it! 

My problem is a lot of times I buy stuff for trade or resale and want to keep it!  Or I play with it and break it.....






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