DIY Bedroom Workbench and Shelves

Over the last few months I’ve been working on a small electronics workbench and shelving system that can fit into my bedroom. I started out with a floor plan in inkscape until I rearranged all of the furniture to maximize space and then designed everything in CAD. Everything is made out of plywood and assembled with a brad nailer and glue, the supports for the shelves are made from 1.5″ aluminum angle stock with holes drilled every 3″.

The desk height adjustable and appropriate for standing and has a self-closing drawer for hand tool storage. There is an integrated shelf for test equipment and this also holds a rackmount power bar that powers everything on the bench. The surface of the desk is covered with an ESD mat with attachments for grounding straps.

Underneath the desk fits a storage cart that holds 6 divider bins and also has a drawer for more hand tools. The cart is on industrial locking casters to be pulled out as a second work surface. After my first late-night stubbed toe I added glow-in-the-dark markers to the corners as well. The shelves are 1/2″ plywood and held together with t-nuts and bolts. I also used 1/16″ stainless steel aircraft cable and turnbuckles for stability and casters for easy moving.

So far I’ve been very happy with the setup and so has nin and bubs.