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Project by stevenb posted 1849 days ago 4623 views 27 times favorited 27 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 1849 days ago

very cool – the butterflies are great

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Occie gilliam

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#2 posted 1849 days ago

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 too-oc@hotmail.com mail.com

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#3 posted 1849 days ago

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 1849 days ago

very impressive Steve well done

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#5 posted 1849 days ago

Nice! I’d love all that drawer space.

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

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#6 posted 1849 days ago

Good design. I like it .

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#7 posted 1849 days ago

Nice workbench !! Good

-- Block

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#8 posted 1849 days ago

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. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 1849 days ago

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

-- Don S.E. OK

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#10 posted 1848 days ago

Beautiful bench. I like all that storage.

-- Bob

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#11 posted 1848 days ago

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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 1848 days ago

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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stevenb

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#13 posted 1848 days ago

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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Greg Wurst

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#14 posted 1848 days ago

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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PineInTheAsh

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#15 posted 1848 days ago

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

add drawers!

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