I’ve finished up my bench for now. I flattened the top, which took a lot more effort than I assumed, and added the end vise. I also drilled some dog holes and made my own dogs. The trim is jatoba or mahogany, I can’t remember which. I scored quite a bit of it from a door shop that was closing, so I used it. I think it’s a nice contrast.
Only thing left is to add a bank of drawers underneath. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to get to that. Construction of the bench was fairly straight forward. The legs are a torsion box with 3/4” maple laminated MDF and maple. The stretchers are all maple. The top is from an old school bench. Vises are quick release Shop Fox cheapies. It’s heavy and stable and has already been a joy to use.
Here are the pics:
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