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Project by CanalboatJim posted 06-18-2009 03:35 AM 1921 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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#1 posted 06-18-2009 03:38 AM

looks great well done Jim

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#2 posted 06-18-2009 03:51 AM

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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#3 posted 06-18-2009 03:59 AM

Another great looking workbench. Great job on the save.

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

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#4 posted 06-18-2009 04:02 AM

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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#5 posted 06-18-2009 04:35 AM

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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#6 posted 06-18-2009 04:57 AM

Cool looking workbench/

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 06-18-2009 06:38 AM

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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#8 posted 06-18-2009 06:50 AM

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

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#9 posted 06-18-2009 10:02 AM

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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#10 posted 06-18-2009 02:50 PM

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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#11 posted 06-18-2009 03:30 PM

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

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

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#12 posted 06-18-2009 04:26 PM

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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#13 posted 06-18-2009 09:00 PM

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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