The Bottom Shelf
1×6’s are then screwed to the bottom rails to create the bottom shelf.
I’ll cut around the drain pipe. And also cut around the middle back leg.
Back Wall of Lower Shelf
The back wall of the lower shelf is made from galvanized corrugated metal. I have a piece left over from my rainwater tank surround project last year that I can use for this.
Cutting Corrugated Metal Panels
I need to cut it to size and I have found that an angle grinder with a metal cutoff blade gives a good cut.
I make up a straight edge from a 2×4 and clamp it to the metal and to sawhorses.
Then I run the angle grinder blade guard against this straight edge to make the cut. It took two passes but it works very well.
A bit of work with a metal file removes the sharp burrs.
Attach Corrugated Panels
These two panels will be screwed to 2×2’s that were added between the back legs of the bench.
And I think it ended up looked pretty good.
I like the industrial corrugated metal look and will be using it on a few more projects this summer.
I have yet to add the faucet for the sink. I think I’ll custom fabricate something from copper pipe that will connect to the taps beside the bench. I’ll soon post some pics on Instagram and Pinterest of that when I get it done.
And that’s it! Thanks for reading. See ya next time.