When I decided that I wanted to build myself a workbench, I realized that this was going to be my first real big project and as such it would be a major learning process. That said, learning is a good thing, but realizing that I screwed something up and I needed to re-do a part was very frustrating. OK, so I’ve learned a ton about the process of milling and squaring rough and construction grade lumber. I’ve learning a fair amount about using project design and using Google Sketchup. What I learned the hard way just the other day is the old addage “Measure twice and cut once.” I realized after the fact that I laid out and cut my half-laps on the wrong face of my bench legs. So I decided that I would simply purchase a couple of construction grade 4×4s and mill them up and build my bench with square legs. I now have all my parts milled, some parts are cut to length, and I’m ready to start some assembly. Here is a pic of my freshly milled, 3.25” square legs, and aprons that have been cut ready to go.
The journey continues….
-- Josh....in Nashville, TN