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Project by CanalboatJim posted 1848 days ago 1872 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the the bench that I recently wrote about in a blog. I based the bench on a child’s dresser. The legs are ash and the body is oak frame and panel construction. It originally had a solid beech top. Shortly after finishing the bench, the top began to warp and eventually split in two. The new top is layers of mdf and hardboard. The banding was made from what was left of the beech top.

-- Jim Westbrooks





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1848 days ago

looks great well done Jim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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patron

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#2 posted 1848 days ago

nice bench ,
i like the drawers .
good save on the top !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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cabinetmaster

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#3 posted 1848 days ago

Another great looking workbench. Great job on the save.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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PineInTheAsh

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#4 posted 1848 days ago

I genuinely like this style. A classic, well made bench with beefy legs. Looks like it would last a lifetime—or more. And love those drawers. Our sincere congrats and thanks for posting.

Peter
PineITA

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huff

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#5 posted 1848 days ago

Jim, Really nice looking bench, well built. Too pretty to work on. I would hate to mess it up. Great job.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 1848 days ago

Cool looking workbench/

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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scrappy

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#7 posted 1848 days ago

Nice bench and good save. Waiting to see the many projects to come.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 1848 days ago

Great workbench. Makes me want to build a new bench for my shop.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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degoose

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#9 posted 1848 days ago

Never have a enough work benches, assembly benches, places to put things, and the drawers are a bonus.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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aschmidy2003

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#10 posted 1848 days ago

I went with the double layer MDF top as well. I made it so the hardboard is replacable. handy little feature. Mine is made from 2×4s though. Not quite as nice as yours but it still serves its purpose.

-- Psalm19:1

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SgtSnafu

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#11 posted 1848 days ago

Very nice bench – Good job – I am looking for to building myself one, one day…

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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stefang

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#12 posted 1848 days ago

A great way to use this piece, you get the bonus of good storage for your tools, and a good bench to boot.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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GCB

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#13 posted 1848 days ago

Nice bench – I like the classic design. I’m within a couple weeks of building my own and have been trying to decide between shelves and drawers. Thanks for the post

-- GCB Colorado

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