I retired last year and we moved from San Diego to The Southern Oregon Coast, we are renting out the SD house. I purposely left my old workbench in SD to force myself into finally building a new workbench as the old bench was not very good for hand tool woodworking.
I love the design of the Roubo and knew it was in my future. There are no local lumber yards here that sell anything worth using for a workbench, just construction material. In my searching for a lumber source I found a family owned lumber company about 2 hrs away. We took a drive up the coast and found a gold mine for teak and Douglas fir. This is not the material I really wanted, but they sold the DF in large sizes and all the lumber for my new bench only cost $122.
I got two 6”x12” beams to use for the bench top, the legs will be made from 6”x6” beams and the stretchers will be from 3”x6” boards.
I just started planning down one of the beams for the top.
I hope to make some good progress in the next week.