I know everyone posts their workbench build, but I wanted to post mine too. Haha! I had a day off today so I milled my Douglas fir 4×4s as square on all four sides as I could. I was originally going to use a bunch of white oak flooring that we had taken up from a job but I realized that was going to be a lot of work to only end up with a 2” thick top. After milling the 4×4’s they are roughly 3 1/4” thick. Much better. I stacked them end on end to see how they would fit and then glued up with titebond ii time extend glue. I worked to try to get them as square as possible and any discrepancies will be cleaned up with a hand plane after. They went together pretty well and the time taken to square all 4 sides I think paid off. I’ll work on the legs next which I’m still torn on a little as what size to make the legs. I’m installing a leg vise so I want my legs to be solid. I was thinking of milling some 2×6s down and gluing three together to get close to 5” square. Or gluing two 4×4s together to make them roughly 3 1/4” x 6” wide.
-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com