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Project by edwood1975 posted 01-08-2015 02:16 AM 3949 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I decided that I need to build myself a proper workbench NO MORE workhorses and doors….. I found a design online a website called Hammerzone, that all it took was some 4×2 AND OSB.. Im tweaking the design in both size and materials as you can see in my Sketchup model.

The frame will be built with 4×2 but the upper workbench will have 2 layers equaling about a 1” thick, the substrate layer will be 1/2” OSB and the worksurface will be 3/4” MDF. The bottom shelf will be 1/2’ MDF.

Since Ive been used to working on a door , I am building the surface to be the same size 78” x 30”. Its huge but I gor the space and sometimes I got 2 projects going simultaneously and I need the room.

I know that a workbenches primary function is to hold work materials and I know that eventually I will need to add dogholes and vises but to be honest I cant afford either at the moment.. I guess this workbench will be my work in progress for a little while.

Please visit the blog I created on this project

-- Ed

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#1 posted 01-08-2015 02:36 AM

Flat and sturdy that’s the way to build em, good job Ed K!

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#2 posted 01-08-2015 03:41 AM

It’s a nice bench and it will make things easier for you to do your work with it’s large surface.
Just my opinion, I would add a couple more braces (1ea. 2’’ x4’‘) for the top and it will help with vibration and bouncing around.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 01-08-2015 06:51 AM

This bench will be one of your best friends….. As time goes on you will add what works best for you…..
I agree that you should put some more cross braces under the table and a few vert so your table and lower shelf do not want to sag a bit….

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#4 posted 01-08-2015 03:32 PM

you will fall in love with your new bench.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#5 posted 01-08-2015 05:14 PM

wood is easy to love,have a lot of dust with your new bench…

-- bambi

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#6 posted 01-08-2015 07:25 PM

I agree with the others.
Good, Solid, & Flat!
It should serve you well for many years to come.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Chem, Central California

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#7 posted 01-10-2015 10:50 PM

good looking bench!

-- Greg Simon

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