Great looking setup! Better looking pup!Im planning on building another bench along the right wall so I can add another press and maybe some case-prep stuff, to keep it separate from the loading bench. I also want to add a quick change track to the new bench so I can move stuff around as I please.
Thanks! Those were actually left over from our kitchen remodel. My wife had bought three of those for under our bar in the kitchen, and they didn't work well with the size of the bar overhang, so I lucked into them!
I gotta get me one of those Molon Labe pillows lolThanks! Those were actually left over from our kitchen remodel. My wife had bought three of those for under our bar in the kitchen, and they didn't work well with the size of the bar overhang, so I lucked into them!
That turned out fantastic!!My reloading area is in the living portion of our home. I used a bench I had built for years when I was shooting pistol comps and LRP rifle stuff, but the bench just didn’t fit in. We live in a renoed country home that was built in 1895 but the basement is not suitable for precision equipment (damp). I stopped pistol comps about 4 years ago and decided to downsize a bit. I wanted to be able to continue to load pistol and rifle but on a smaller bench. I wanted the bench to look like a piece of furniture and fit in with the rest of the room.
I followed this thread and others looking for ideas. I finally came across the bench that Terry H built, and with his permission, stole his design. Hired a retired cabinet maker who is also a shooter, and put together a plan, settled on a price, materials, etc... A few months later, I’m kind of “moved in”.
Solid White Oak construction, 100 lb rated slides, 5/4” top with T track (I have multiple presses mounted on aluminum plate), 3/4” Maple drawers, etc... It’s built Hell for stout and HEAVY.
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Yep, this is what I want my reloading room to look like! Mine is in my living room right now lolI recently built a new haven for my daily operations.
Here's some pictures in no particular order. There is simply too much going on in this room to get pictures of everything.
A heavy metal fab shop might be able to fix you up real nice for a fraction of the cost of a retail pre-hung 'Vault' door. Only issue is that the onus is on you to design things unless your fabricator is good at design and working on-the-fly. Also, check craigslist for such things. I know a guy that got a smokin' deal on an older 1600lb vault door/jam that was reclaimed from some former jewelry store's demolition. *Insanely* cheap. It was serious overkill, but for the price, it was impossible to beat.Right now a Metal exterior door. with digital deadbolt and digital keypad. as you probably know, safe doors are crazy expensive!
Funny you mention this, I actually have a buddy who is designing one for me. He owns a metal shop. Gonna be sweet!A heavy metal fab shop might be able to fix you up real nice for a fraction of the cost of a retail pre-hung 'Vault' door. Only issue is that the onus is on you to design things unless your fabricator is good at design and working on-the-fly. Also, check craigslist for such things. I know a guy that got a smokin' deal on an older 1600lb vault door/jam that was reclaimed from some former jewelry store's demolition. *Insanely* cheap. It was serious overkill, but for the price, it was impossible to beat.
I’ve only been reloading for a year and this is the only press I have ever used so please keep that in mind.How do you like that Hornady Iron press?
Hi, I know it might be a bit late... But I believe you can get a set of plans for a really great reloading bench/storage combo from American Reloading Organisation (?) not entirely sure of the name, but you can google it. It’s an industry organisation, but the plans are free and it looks like a REALLY good bench.
Thanks, I honestly thought Hitlery would win so I wanted to stock up on reloading stuff, which meant I needed someplace to put it all. I had loads of wood and just needed the plywood, drawer glides and stools. Sketched it out on a pad and built it in place. It will be staying here when we move.Looks hell for stout and very practical. Nicely done
Yes! Uncle Si keeps me straight while the Trumpster continues to annoy HH6.Defender3,
I like the bobble heads to keep you company and supervise.
Your best bet, to get the correct height for you, is to go to the kitchen counter with your tape measure. Set your hands on the counter then raise them to what you think would be the most comfortable working height for you with elbows bent. Measure from the floor to the chosen height above the counter. Depending on your height and arm length you will probably end up at about 38 to 42 inches. I like mine at 40 inches. The kitchen counter would be to low for me to work at comfortably. Take into consideration what equipment you'll be using and the amount of travel up and down your arm will need to operate the press. You don't want to have to bend over on the down stroke of the lever when standing. For sitting you can adjust the height on a good office style stool to accommodate the finished height of the bench.I've got a question for you guys that have been reloading for a while. What is a good bench top height to be at? Background-
I built a new house this summer, now moved in, and I'm starting to eye up the future gun room. I have no reloading experience, so when it comes to building my bench I'm looking at tons of pictures and gathering ideas. My lack of experience means that I don't know how tall a bench needs to be. I'm about 5'9" for reference. Do any of you have a high bench that you sometimes stand and sometimes sit?
Your advice is appreciated.