|Project by BeekeeperWoodworker||posted 03-05-2015 06:05 PM||1852 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Just had my new shop completed. We call it a barn, but it’s where I’ll be spending time working with wood and bees. I had 2 5’ picture windows put in to look out on a copse of trees and then constructed a long bench under them. I had some help on the construction and used every clamp and weight I own to glue up the top. Lots of open storage under the bench will hold cased tools and oft used tools. No bench vises on this one – I have a sjöberg bench for that purpose.
Construction is straightforward. Used pine for the support structure. Top is laminated 3/4” MDF core alder plywood. I clad the bench in aspen. No stain was applied. I used 4 coats of straight gloss polyurethane. Note the backsplash.
Next project is to construct and mount a tool cabinet between the windows for hand tools, gauges, and such.
-- I attempt to not measure at all.