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Project by stevenb posted 07-07-2009 12:45 AM 5687 views 27 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a workbench I made to replace an old steel framed bench. This bench is demountable for ease of possible future moves, the two long sides are bolted to the stretchers, top is bolted to the frame, shelves rest on/in rebates.
Used 13 different wood species most that I got from a local logger, other wood came from recycled pallets and even stairs. Woods include cherry, oak, maple, poplar, elm, ceder, pine, Bradford pear, walnut and beech.

-- stevenb

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#1 posted 07-07-2009 01:02 AM

very cool – the butterflies are great

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#2 posted 07-07-2009 01:10 AM

Wow , this is nice lots of storage, i like the way you kept the top thin for clamps. did you make some of the handles?

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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#3 posted 07-07-2009 01:47 AM

I like it, how do you remember where everything is in all those drawers.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#4 posted 07-07-2009 01:52 AM

very impressive Steve well done

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#5 posted 07-07-2009 01:54 AM

Nice! I’d love all that drawer space.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 07-07-2009 02:41 AM

Good design. I like it .


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#7 posted 07-07-2009 02:44 AM

Nice workbench !! Good

-- Block

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#8 posted 07-07-2009 02:56 AM

This is a really nice bench. Adding the butterflies was a good idea and they add visual interest to the top. The bench looks solid and well built and it has a lot of storage space, if as DocK says, you can remember where you put everything. :)

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#9 posted 07-07-2009 03:08 AM

Now that is a NICE bench…well done !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#10 posted 07-07-2009 03:12 AM

Beautiful bench. I like all that storage.

-- Bob

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#11 posted 07-07-2009 04:34 AM

Great looking bench. Looking forward to building mine when I get done with the entertainment unit I am working on. Thanks for the inspiration!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 07-07-2009 10:45 AM

I like all that storage. it´s a great job

-- Work is my road to knowledge,Curiosity is my fellow traveler. El trabajo es mi camino al conocimiento, la curiosidad es mi compañero de viaje. Héctor

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#13 posted 07-07-2009 05:25 PM

Hi There, Thank you all for the nice comments. Yes I did make the handles for the small drawers. The drawer ‘boxes’ are loose units that can easily be removed.
I basically copied my old workbench so I have been working with this layout for 30 years and know where everything goes.
Once again thanks for the comments.

-- stevenb

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#14 posted 07-07-2009 05:36 PM

Way to use the material you have available. For a hodge-podge of woods it’s still a nice looking workbench. Love the ton of storage.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#15 posted 07-07-2009 05:48 PM

You know that old, oft-used saying of never being too rich or having too many clamps…

add drawers!

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