Specifications & Dimensions
|Depth (in.):||24 in.|
|Width (in.):||72 in.|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||53.0 lbs.|
|Color/Finish:||Baked enamel Black|
|Assembly Required:||Assembly Required|
Ratings & Reviews
Build a custom workbench in 4 simple steps:1. Select your workbench frame 2. Select your worksurface material3. Add storage modules4. Add accessories"
- Select this 6' workbench frame to start building your custom workbench
- Four large adjustable leveling feet provide stability on uneven floors
- 1,450 lb. overall load capacity
- Full-width backsplash prevents items from rolling off the back
- Choose from a variety of 6' worksurfaces to add to the frame (sold separately)
- Accepts up to two storage modules to add additional storage (sold separately)
- Black in color
- Also available in red (009-14929)
- 72" W x 24" D x 41 1/4" H
- 53 lbs. (24 kg)
- Assembly required
Added on September 26, 2009
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Most Helpful Reviews
Just assembled this bench with the separate backwall and butcher block work surface. Before even purchasing I had read some of the reviews here and so had a heads-up regarding assembling the three components at once. Definitely pull out both the bench frame instructions AND the backwall instructions if you are assembling both at the same time. Sears seems to think that most people will buy the bench first, assemble it, and then buy the backwall at some later date since you have to disassemble some of the bench to get the backwall on.
I have two other criticisms of the product. First, it came slightly damaged. There was a fine scratch on one of the bench frame legs, as well as a small dent in the same leg. The damage wasn't enough for me to bother to get it replaced (which I'm sure Sears would have done), however when I'm spending this kind of money I expect everything to arrive in perfect condition. Second, the engineering of the bench is a bit amateurish in my opinion. Fastener are located in such a way that you need specific types of tools to assemble the bench. You're going to need a socket extender or a nut driver with a screwdriver-type handle for a lot of the bolts. That's not my main gripe, though, since I have those tools. What really got me was the metal screws that hold the two pieces of pegboard together. To begin with, I would have thought you'd find a bolt & nut assembly in this place rather than a screw, but okay it should hold together fine. The real issue is that the screws are so close to the back of the pegboard that there is no room to get a screwdriver on the screw straight. So even if you can get the screw to turn, you risk rounding out the phillips head on them before you get the fasteners tight. I just happened to have a phillips on a 90 that came with some other product. I saved it thinking that weird little tool might come in handy some day. It sure did; I don't know how I would have tightened all the screws without it.
Beyond the need for special tools, other engineering low points are a light with no on/off switch (really??), the butcher block top when placed on the frame butts up against the bolt-heads on the back of the frame (why wouldn't you position the bolts so that the top slides in under it??), and the decision to use round-head bolts. Because there is no way to hold the bolt in place while you tighten the nut, if you happen to round out the square hole that holds the backside of the bolt-head in place..well, you're screwed. This happened to one of mine and I'm still trying to figure a way to get it back off without drilling it out. I don't have anything that can get a grip on that round bolt.
It might seem like I have a lot of ******* with this product but I actually like it very much. It looks just like it should and feels suitably solid. I just wanted to be specific about a few nitpicky little issues. I feel that many of the people who buy this product value precision and quality engineering, and that Sears would benefit greatly from addressing these small points. Overall, though, I'm looking forward to years of use out of a great-looking bench. Hope this helps someone.
I bought this frame (14928), the backwall (14943), the 5 drawer (10139) and bamboo top (14960). It all arrived in good condition. I started to put it together and it was not easy. I am fairly handy and have the right tools, but the sequence of assembly was not clear. Each piece came with instructions, but there were no instructions on assembling the frame, backwall and drawer together. It required a lot of assembly, dissambly and loosening and tightening. In the end, the whole job took over 6 hours spread over two weekends. It should not take so long.
My biggest dissapointment, however, was that the last step was putting the drawers in and the unit somehow came out not square and the drawers are crooked. The only solution would be to take the whole thing apart and start over and try to maintain square-ness. Not worth the time, but if you are a stickler for perfection, beware!
Hint: If you buy the same combination do the following in order (don't try to follow the individual instructions): (1) assemble the frame and drawer side panel -A- and backwall struts. You have to do this right side up, not upside down like instructed; (2) do not tighten the BOLTS!; assemble as much of the backwall as you can; (3) square everything up (you might put the workbench top on to stabilze. (4) tighten all the frame bolts while square. (5) mark the holes for the workbench top and then drill the 1/8" pilots. (6) attach the workbench top bolts last.
There are a lot of other gotchas, but they are minor. Some holes were not predrilled large enough to put the bolts into and required drilling out - no biggie, but lots of time wasters.
Myrtle Beach, SC
San Anselmo, CA
Came together quickly and I followed the instructions for mounting the bench top. THEN, when I started to assemble the tool rack, I had to unscrew and remount the top, because the first set of instructions doesn't have you align (or know that you should align) the back edge of the top with the back edge of the frame, as you must in order to mount it at all!!
Port Charlotte, FL
I got this frame, two add-on drawer wets and backboard and am happy so far. Best to build everything at once rather than add on piecemeal so you only have to build once and also for structural rigidity. I chose the frame so that I could add my own stained wood top but good to know Sears sells everything from butcher-block tops to stainless steel.
Makes a nice bench but I had to return it for a dent. The package was seals and the foam was perfect. The box showed no sign of damage. I had the same problem with the light and back board (which I did not take back. The dent is on the top.) Also the light fixture paint flakes of easily so be careful!
Bought this for my husband as a Father's Day gift from our kids. He really likes it. Plenty of storage and work space. The metal was a little bent when we unboxed it, but after he bent it back into shape, it assembled fairly easily and quickly. Bought matching backwall and a butcher block work top for it, which are also nice.
I bought this a few weeks ago for my hobby room. Its been perfect very sturdy and a excellant working height. Also works great with the craftsman stool.
SUMMARY: This is a great looking bench and a fair value for the price, but it has some shortcomings that keep it from getting 5 stars. DETAILS: I bought this workbench frame along with the butcher block surface (very nice), the 5-drawer module, and the 6? metal backwall. Now that I?ve built it, I can say that overall it is a very nice looking bench and it is very functional. Everybody who sees it has been very impressed. However, I can only give it 4 stars because of a few details that I'm sure cut costs for Craftsman but which cheapen the bench somewhat and make assembly difficult. These include: 1) The structure is made of folded sheet metal, which allows it to use relatively short bolts for every connection. What this really means is that to build it you have to tighten bolts in sometimes narrow spaces, near edges of metal. My advice if you buy this is, you absolutely need a screwdriver with a socket wrench head, otherwise it will be torture to build this thing. Fortunately I own this tool already, so I was OK, but I still found the construction to be rather annoying. 2) Everything ships in fairly small flat boxes, which means it comes in many pieces. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to build everything. For me to build it and then tear down all the boxes afterwards was a full weekend project. 3) I have to mention the instructions. I didn?t have any problems here, but, like many others have said, you need to read the instructions for all three pieces (frame, drawers, backwall) and figure out for yourself how to efficiently build all three at once. For me, everything worked out, but I can see why others struggled if they didn?t read all three instructions first. 4) Quality of the material: Quality overall was pretty good, except for one leg that had the metal bent where the drawer slides would attach. I was able to work around that by using it for the non-drawer side of the bench. 5) The drawers are a little flimsy. They are good enough for my needs, but, they could be better. 6) Like toddgscott91?s review mentioned, in the finished product the top of the butcher block surface butts up against bolt heads on the back of the frame, which is a mildly annoying design flaw. 7) The backwall?s light does not have a switch. This is absurd: I don?t understand why craftsman thought we wouldn?t need a switch! Again to summarize, these are various little annoyances that make this bench hard to build and slightly less than perfect, but overall it is still probably the best and nicest looking bench you can get for the price, so, I can?t complain about it too much. I really do like the finished product.
Looks great and easy to assemble. Took about a half hour to put this together alone. Would have gone quicker with a helper. Taller that I thought it would be.
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