Well, after much fiddling around with the design parameters and Sketchup (which I’m still pretty inexperienced at using), I have my “finalized” plan for my new workbench.
I had toyed with the idea of trying to make this bench a knock-down bench, but I had difficulty figuring out exactly how to make that work. So, this will be a permanant build using glue, screws, and half-lap joints to connect the legs and stretchers. The top is going to be a doubled up slab of 3/4” birch plywood with a 1/8” hardboard skin. The overall bech should come out to be approximately 34” high, 23” wide and 72” liong. Since this bech will spend almost its entire life again a wall in my garade shop, I still might loose the wide, rear apron and the apron(s) may get several holes drilled (at a later time) for holdfasts. Planing and squaring up the lumbers will begin this afternoon or possibly tomorrow. Any and all comments, thought, or constructive criticisms are welcome!
-- Josh....in Nashville, TN