|Project by Mark Kornell||posted 12-28-2014 04:30 AM||7101 views||54 times favorited||34 comments|
It took a while, but I finally completed this workbench. My goal when I started was to make it the only workbench I’ll ever need and so, whenever a decision had to be made, I went for overkill.
The bench is massive. With hardware, I estimate it to be around 500 lbs. I assembled it in pieces after carefully planning where I wanted it in my shop. I hope that the next time it moves is when my kids move me into a retirement home. Hoping that’s 40-50 years away.
The bench details:
- The base is jatoba (brazilian cherry). Very dense wood.
- The top slab is mostly cherry, with a couple strips of jatoba for contrast.
- The shelf boards are hard maple.
- The deadman and chop are walnut
- Finish is a single coat of Waterlox Original Sealer, wiped on/off.
The slab is 99” long, 3 15/16” thick and 25” deep. Overall height is 33 1/2”. Vise hardware is Benchcrafted.
I built a SketchUp model prior to making any sawdust, and the bench is pretty faithful to the model. The primary differences coming from maximizing what I could get from a stick of lumber, rather than working to a dimension.
Comments welcome, though at this point, it is probably too late to change anything :-)
-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design