I want to build a bench. I don’t have a decent clamping surface in my “shop”. So here are my plans as the are now.
The material will be douglas fir 2×4 and the leg vise will be red oak 3/4”x8”. The screw will come from LeeValley. The sides will be drawbore mortise and tenon, and I’ll be using bed bolts for the long stretchers.
The dimensions are: 24”w 33.5”h 84”l
The legs are 4.5”x3.5”
The stretchers are 2×4”
Hopefully all of those edges won’t be visible when it’s built. The legs have double through tenons to the top.
The vise face has a sliding dovetail into the top, but not glued or pinned; however, it is pinned to the leg. The whole thing should come apart with the help of a heavy mallet.
From what I figure, the whole thing is going to run me about $150.