The electric wires that come into the building have to be changed soon, so this is going to have to do for the bench right now. Once the sparky work is done the full desktop can be put on and shelves/boxing above. For the moment though it’s still a great improvement. Plus I’ve got carpet down now.
I’ve always been good at taking things apart. The bedrooms here are ravaged now, free of the built-in furniture that made them neat-but-wasteful spacewise. Instead my basement is full of the remnants. So a few weeks ago I hatched a plan to use this stuff for a project: basement desk.
Tried making plans but in the end in proper DIY style decided to just go for it and make it up as I go along.