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My new roubo style bench. #1: My wallet is screaming: 2x4s, and hardwood, and vices; oh my!

02-29-2016 03:52 AM by emart | 0 comments »

I decided it was time to build myself a real work bench. Initially I was just going to buy a pre-made table top and build a simple base. Then I decided i should have a pair of vises as well. And then I just sort of kept falling down the rabbit hole after that. The top is made from two beech table tops I bought from Ikea and laminated together (blasphemy I know.) The skirting is made from laminated pieces of oak which is drying as I type this. The skirting is 2×6 to make it extra beefy. So far I’m in this thing about $600 and it’s still not done. Next time I will just save up and buy an actual Sjobergs bench. Anyways pictures: My ghetto table base....

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